Anna Maria Island is a beautiful barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Known for its green, blue, and aqua waters, white sand beaches, slow-paced lifestyle, and tons of shops that can keep you occupied all day long, it is no wonder that people look here all year round. Located on the same strip of land as Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria is the farthest of the barrier strip — meaning you can get unrivaled and unparalleled beauty. It feels like you are in your own tropical paradise on a strip of land surrounded by the bright blue ocean. Let’s check out some of the best things to do during your upcoming vacation in our Anna Maria Island holiday rentals!
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Things to Do on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island is a quaint, cute, and small Florida beach town that is a small sliver of paradise. Coming in at just 7 miles long, you can easily wake up in the morning and bike the entire length of the town before breakfast! You can cycle to the nearby Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach before heading back to your accommodation on Anna Maria Island and continuing to explore the tiny town.
Go to the Beach
Of course, when you are in Florida, you HAVE to go to the beach. Luckily for you, Anna Maria Island has dozens of public beaches, meaning anyone and everyone can enjoy some fun in the sun. Plus, the sand is bright white, the water is bright blue, and the beaches are clean. What more could you want? We recommend heading to Bean Point, the beach at the northernmost tip of the island where you can see amazing sun rays over the ocean, Egmont Key, and the local state wildlife refuge.
Other beaches that are great to head to during a sunny day, or a crisp night to view the sunset, are the Manatee Public Beach, Cortez Beach, Coquina Beach, and Bayfront Park. Bayfront is a great spot to head to with your kids to visit the local playground and watch the sunset over Bean Point.
If you want to do as the locals do, head to one of the local fishing piers and try your luck catching some dinner! The free fishing piers give you a chance to try your luck. Some of the buildings on Bridge Street are hundreds of years old, making it feel like you have truly stepped back in time.
Ride a Horse on the Sandbar
Many people have this activity on their bucket list — and for good reason! Ride a horse along the water into the sandbar just a few minutes from the shore of Anna Maria Island to make it feel like you are floating in the water.
Holiday Rentals in Anna Maria Island
If you have already planned your holiday to Anna Maria Island, but you are not sure where to stay, we have some great options for you to choose from! Instead of choosing a stuffy hotel room that is overpriced and in a poor location, why not look at amazing luxury villas, apartments, condominiums, and mansions right in the heart of things? Seabreeze Vacation offers pet-friendly rentals, private pool rentals, hot tub rentals, luxury rentals, boat dock rentals, and more!
The houses here offer an accessible way for you to prank your beloved vessel just a few meters from your home. This way, you can sit out on the boat dock in the morning and have a coffee before setting off on your boat, kayak, or paddleboard right from your backyard! We especially think that those looking to rent a boat or bring their own boat for their holiday will move the boat dock rentals.
You can bring your beloved pup with you on your upcoming holiday and not have to worry about your dog making noise in a hotel room. Instead, our pet-friendly Anna Maria Island holiday rentals contain private pools, backyard fences, and perfect pet-friendly spots that make it ideal for you and your best friend to chill out and watch the sunset from your accommodation. Plus, Anna Maria Island is pet-friendly, with places like the Palma Sola Causeway and Holmes Beach Dog park being the perfect respite from sitting down all day!
Not sure where to go during your upcoming holiday break? We recommend heading to Anna Maria Island! Not only can you get sunshine all year round, but the outdoor things to do, shopping, restaurants, and pet-friendly areas make this a top destination spot. Check out Seabreeze Vacation to find the perfect holiday rentals in Anna Maria Island for you.