Anna Maria Island Travel Guide

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Anna Maria Island Things to Do

  • Historical City Pier

    Located at the end of Pine Ave this is a great fishing spot and for us it offered a great view. Theres a restaurant and gift shop at the end.

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  • Watch the Wildlife

    We enjoyed watching these Ibis searching for an early dinner. I took so many pictures of them ...it was hard to choose one .

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  • Beaching

    We were content to sit for a bit on the beach...even at that there RE SO MANY GREAT BEACHES.We decided after lunch to head to Bean Point Beach. Its a bit of a secret and even with tons of tourists during busy Spring Break...we found a place to be alone .White sand and little Coquina Shells.

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  • Rent a Boat

    There 's lots to do here , if you get tired sitting on the beach. You can rent just about anything you want, from boats to bikes. We saw these offers just as we crossed the bridge.

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  • Coquina Bay Walk

    This is where we started our day trip. Nothings far away so we had no problem finding this walk. Its just at the beginning of gorgeous Coquina Beach. Its a free little protected area and worth a stop. Theres a nice view from the top of the water and a little boardwalk where you can catch a view of the local wildlife.

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  • Daytrip - St. Petersburg

    Sailing, fishing, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving aren't considered exotic here; they're part of everyday life. Championship golf courses and tennis courts are open year-round, and anglers will enjoy fishing from the state's longest fishing pier at the old Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Nature is showcased at its most stunning in a multitude of...

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  • Bike or Kayak on Anna Maria Island

    Seeing and exporing the Island by water or land is much more enjoyable by bicycle or by kayak. The Island is old florida and moves a little slower. We rented bikes and kayaks from www.FunandMoreRentals.com They deliverd to our vacation home for free and were extremely helpful wiht instructions and directions.

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  • Bird watching

    There's so many birds to see around Anna Maria Island. I've got no idea what this one is though, maybe a proper twitcher could put me straight.

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  • Sunset on the beach

    Take a bottle of wine and your camera to the beach in the early evening and watch the pelicans going crazy as the sun sets.......

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  • Daytrip - St. Petersburg / Salvador Dalí...

    This is absolutly the best exhibition of Dalí I have seen yet! YOU MUST SEE IT!!!"I believe that I am the savior of modern art, the only one who can sublimate, integrate, and rationalize, in an imperial manner and with beauty, all the revolutionary experiences of modern times." -- Salvador Dalí /Gerard: Dalí (the "Candy Box" book), p.208 next to...

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  • Mote Aquarium

    Get up close and personal with local sea creatures in Mote Aquarium's "Contact Cove". Meet Molly Mollusk, a 25-foot giant squid specimen; so rare and elusive no one has ever seen one alive! Molly is the centerpiece of the "Mysterious Mollusks" exhibit. Also at Mote: sharks, Sea Cinema, sea turtles, manatees and our newest experience, "Immersion...

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  • Daytrip - St. Petersburg / Habour

    Although St. Petersburg was founded on the edge of Tampa Bay, the city struggled for decades to make its waterfront location a useful one.From the sparkling blue waters of a modern downtown waterfront to sunsets on the Gulf beaches only a 10-minute ride from downtown, St. Petersburg offers residents and visitors an exciting variety of things to do...

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Anna Maria Island Hotels

  • Tropic Isle Inn

    101 22nd Street, Anna Maria Island, FL, 32417

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Anna Maria Island Restaurants

  • On The Beach

    We really enjoyed our lunch here. Its a right on the beach . I loved the Mahi sandwich and a huge portion of tasty mahi too . The conch fritters were pretty good but maybe a little overdone. None the less , we'll definetly come back again.

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  • Avoid Rotten Ralph's

    I am a long time resident of the area. I've been to RottenRalphs several times over the past 10 years. It has the reputation of being a tourist trap but occasionally I'vegone there for the view. I guess I've also gone for nostalgia,because the restaurant that used to occupy that location,Fasy Eddy's, was exceptional. Well, my last visit will be my...

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  • bad waitress

    nice little place right next to the water, you can sit outside right on the dock. the only thing was it was really windy , and the fans were going full blast, our drinks spilled everywere and we asked the waitress if we could turn the fans off and pull down the binds and she said absoluty not did not even ask us if we wanted new drinks. did not get...

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Anna Maria Island Nightlife

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    by jolou Written Jan 24, 2005

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    Whilst we were there, the Anna Maria Island music festival was happening. It wasn't quite Glastonbury but the dancing, margerita bar and man with a snake kept us entertained for the evening!

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Anna Maria Island Transportation

  • by cofun Written Mar 2, 2010

    Segway tours are a great way to see the island of Anna Maria. Zegway by the Bay on Bradenton Beach is a great way to see breath-taking views of the sparkling turquoise Gulf of Mexico and the sugar-white coastline. Zegway by the Bay will show you how to get around the island and what to do while you stay.

    It is fun and only takes about a minute or two to learn.

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Anna Maria Island Shopping

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    by hundertmorgen Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Feast on everything from local seafood to international fare in settings rich with elegance or rustic charm. The Pier on St. Petersburg's waterfront is a popular marketplace with unique shops, restaurants and entertainment.

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Anna Maria Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Wilderness Body Painting® Seminar

    at Haley's Motel(8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217)Wilderness Body Painting® is a method of body painting, which includes more then colors on skin. The person as an individual will be integrated into this process. His inner pictures, dreams and emotions will become the external pictures on his skin. Everybody who has experienced a Wilderness...

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  • Beer Bottle Beach

    I think this was the name of this beach that was a short drive away from where we were staying. Beautiful clear sea and great scenery due to the fallen trees on the shore.

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Anna Maria Island Favorites

  • PASSAGE KEY

    Located on the North End of the island this is an historical landmark in the mouth of the Bay of Tampa. Great beach here!

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  • These birds are home here...

    And this particular bird is preety comfortable just waiting till fish will come to it...This photo was taken by the restaurant that serves a lot of fish dishes also there are always lots of fishermen around...

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  • wonderful beaches

    Surrounded completely by beaches, the three towns (Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach) are part of an island-wide program to replenish and protect the coastline from erosion. The beaches provide spectacular vistas and are home to exotic wildlife that beguile vacationers and residents alike.

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