With all the luxuries of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and the city of Anna Maria, this beautiful island offers amazing beaches and picturesque sunsets for those wishing to get away to tranquility.
Located in the northern part of the Sarasota-Bradenton area, Anna Maria Island is home to several beaches, including the tiny hamlets of Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. If you're looking to get into the sand, head to Coquina Beach Access, Cortez Beach Access or the Manatee Public Beach. You'll be able to find mountains of gulf seafood at The Sandbar or the Rod and Reel Pier and get an amazing opportunity to catch a sunset with your meal.
Sunsets of the Gulf Coast
With the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, the setting sun is a great start to a relaxing evening. Whatever the weather, the clear open sky off the gulf coast is great for making every sunset an unforgettable one.
Whether you're up to watch the sunrise or watching it set back down to bed, one of the best things to keep your hands busy is a little bit of fishing, and Anna Maria Island's got a lot to offer. With fishing shops and charter boats available near the fishing piers of the island, you can choose to cast your line just about anywhere so long as it's not a swimming area or clearly labelled as out-of-bounds.
Enjoy the Fish Without all the Work
With all the fishing piers and boats around, Anna Maria Island has more than enough fishermen to go around, so if you'd rather have the catch without the trouble of catching it, head on up to the second story of the Rod and Reel Pier to take in a meal of the freshest fish--seasoned your way--while surrounded on four sides by water. It's incredible!
Take a Walk and Take Home a Tiny Memento
One of the absolute best ways to pass the wonderful days on Anna Maria Island is to stroll along the beaches. Whether you're on Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach or Manatee Beach, you're sure to have a great time, and if you keep an eye open, you're sure to find one of the many seashells scattered over time that you can take home as a souvenir of your trip.
Relax in the Gulf without the Hassle of Leaving the Country
Whatever your goal, Anna Maria Island is one of the absolute best places in America to get your tropical island vacation without ever having to bring out your passport. America is beautiful, come on down and enjoy it!