Known for its white sand beaches, crystal blue Gulf waters, ample miles of coastline, and best-kept Floridian secrets, it is no wonder that local story to keep this gem hidden. Located near Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria is at the very end of the peninsula — giving it a peaceful, relaxing, and serene vibe. Read on below to see how you can enjoy a stay in our Anna Maria Island short term rentals!
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Why Choose Anna Maria Island?
This small resort city is filled with vintage shops, galleries, cute cafes, local stores, beaches, accommodation options, restaurants, and bars for any occasion. Whether you want to relax on your vacation, kick back, relax, and go for a cup of coffee, or you want to have a few cocktails by the beach, Anna Maria Island has something for everyone. But what can you do here? Where should you stay? Check out these top things to do and some accommodation options for tourists visiting Anna Maria Island for the first time.
Things to Do on Anna Maria Island
There are dozens of things to do on Anna Maria Island, whether you want to visit during the summer or winter months. During chillier days, there are museums, historical societies, restaurants, and cute cafes to keep you warm. During the hot summer days, tons of outdoor activities can help you get some exercise on your relaxing vacation and work on your tan!
Coquina Beach is consistently rated one of the best beaches in Southwest Florida – and you will soon see why! This public beach is open and accessible to everyone, making it the ideal spot to head to with your friends during a hot summer day. Located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, this beach is always popular due to the local amenities, sunbathing spots, and swimming holes.
We recommend eating here during your family vacation with the kids to teach them how to build sandcastles, go skimboarding in the gentle water, and enjoy some of the outdoor games in the local area. You can even head to one of the local beach cafes or cabanas to get out of the sun!
Located just off of the bustling Coquina Beach, Coquina Baywalk is a great trail that can help you get in your 10,000 steps during your vacation! Part of the Leffis Key, this entire trail is not very long, but it is short, easy, beautiful, and connects Longboat Key and Bradenton beach — the perfect mid-afternoon summer walk!
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Last but not least, if you happen to head to Florida during one of the rare cloudy days, it might be a good idea to go to the local historical museum. If it is rainy or cold, checking out this 1920 building can provide you with some historical background about the area you might not know otherwise. Learn about the history of the building, the settlers on the island back in the mid-19th century, and how Anna Maria’s community came to be.
Anna Maria Island Short Term Rentals
Need a place to stay during your upcoming holiday to Anna Maria Island? Check out Seabreeze Vacation to find villas, apartments, houses, mansions, or condominiums that can fit your specific price range and preferences!
You can browse between pet-friendly rentals, rentals with a pirate pool, boat-dock rentals, luxury rentals, and other parameters to meet your search qualifications. Don’t worry — all rentals are island based! Therefore, you can enjoy the short walk to the nearby beach, enjoy the relaxed pace of island life, and be close to all the best things to do and see in the area.
Not to mention, all of our Anna Maria Island short-term rentals are close to amenities, like golf carts for use, adventurous outdoor excursions, island shopping, and island dining. SeaBreeze Carts provides renters with access to all of Anna Maria, since 100% of the island is golf cart accessible! When you rent a golf cart, you can take it anywhere — to breakfast in the morning, the beach, restaurants in the evening, and back to your house at the end of the night!
Speaking of restaurants, all of the Anna Maria Island vacation rentals are close to the best restaurants in town. We recommend checking out The Waterfront Restaurant for amazing ocean views, fresh seafood, and tasty plates. Some of the fan favorites include the Chef’s Board of daily charcuterie, baked brie, or steamer bowls with mussels to start. For a main, why not try the mouth-watering shrimp & grits, frutti di mare, or fried shrimp?
Or, you can head to the SandBar Restaurant to have fresh seafood, feel the sand between your toes, and eat on the beach! If you need a perfect drinks spot, the Beach Bistro offers red wine, wine flights, cocktails, and a 4-course menu that is sure to knock you off your socks. We recommend trying The Little Cocktail, Chef’s Bistro Pate, Bistro Bouillabaisse, and Key Lime Pie.
Looking for the perfect accommodation for your upcoming holiday? Seabreeze Vacation has something for everyone!