ANNA MARIA ISLAND FLORIDA VACATIONS
On the Beautiful Island of Anna Maria
||Old Florida charm is the essence of this seven mile stretch of
pristine living with every location literally a walk or bike ride away. The entire island is surrounded by
exceptional water views with glimpses of bottlenose dolphins, manatees as well as nesting areas for the endangered
loggerhead turtles along the shore.
At the north end of the island is the City of Anna Maria, a quiet residential community with an abundance of rental homes
and cottages. Beach access can be obtained by traveling some of the side streets along the gulf. Most residents prefer
to ride their bikes, as the "city" is truly a quaint little village. Pine Street serves as the main thoroughfare,
leading from bay to beach. Charming family stores and breakfast cafes are housed in quaint Florida cottages as well as
"one" unobtrusive shopping center. Inspired by natural beauty, many artists reside in the area where the fruits
of their efforts can be found in nearby galleries.
Holmes Beach is at the center of the island. This is the busiest section as access from the city of Bradenton is at this
point. A public beach featuring a concession stand and water sport rentals with nearby restaurants, shops and boutiques
make this a vibrant active community.
The village of Bradenton Beach is at the southern tip of Anna Maria. This community has had a recent face-lift with
historic Bridge Street the focal point for interesting shopping. There are regular Bridge Street special events such as
"Movie Night", "Mardi Gras", Art Shows, Car Shows, etc. - Its a fun place to be. You can pamper
yourself at a day spa as well as enjoy fine dining and nightly entertainment. Flanking Bridge Street is Coquina Beach;
a 96- acre Australian pine shaded oasis of beauty. Toward the southern most point, on the bay side, are sandy paths lined
with lush foliage leading to Sarasota Bay for viewing many species of water and shore birds.
While staying on the island, leave your car and ride the "FREE trolleys" that travel daily from Coquina Beach to Anna Maria
Pier; with service begining at 6:00a.m. til 10:30p.m.; arriving every 20-30 minutes.
For More Anna Maria Island Information, click HERE.
Definitely a paradise worth visiting............For a lifetime!
Annual average temperature..............74.8 degrees Fahrenheit
Annual average rainfall.................55.67 inches
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