Anna Maria is a no rush no hurry Island. The pace is slow and
relaxing. Its quaint charm is inviting. The beach is always
beautiful. You will often find interesting shells as you stroll. If
you enjoy fishing you don’t have to go far. Fishing from the beach
can be just as good as from a boat. The water is clear for
snorkeling, scuba and swimming.
Around 6:00 pm take a look out about 50 yards off shore and you will
see the dolphins swim and feed. Don’t worry they won’t bother you, if
you are in the water.
The town has interesting shops from beachwear clothing and
accessories, antiques, gifts and souvenirs, shells, house wares and
The restaurants offer all types of cuisine from burgers, ribs and
pizza to seafood and homemade ice cream and range from casual eating
on a pier to elegant five-star gourmet dining.
If you like the night life, outdoor and indoor bands can be found
within just a few miles. There is truly something for everyone.
Publix and Walgreens are just 2 miles away for your grocery and
There are free shuttle buses running throughout the day to transport
you wherever you want to go on the Island.
Our tropical weather brings our northern and European friends down
for months at a time in the winter, and the cool Island breezes make
the summer months just as relaxing.
Unlike most Florida coastlines, Anna Maria is an unspoiled refuge.
There are no high-rises, so you can enjoy the simplicity and
tranquility that you are looking for on your get- away vacation or
the perfect honeymoon.
Art Galleries and designer malls
Boating, parasailing and jet skiing rentals
Fishing charters or fish off the beach
Moped and bike rentals
Mote Marine Aquarium
Ringling Art Museum
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Shelby Botanical Gardens
St. Armand's Circle for fantastic shopping and dining (30 minutes)
Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium,
Sunken Gardens, Sea World and Dali Museum (1-1 1/2 hour drive)
Disney World, Epcot, Cirque Du Soleil, Amusement parks (2 hour drive)