Anna Maria Island, Florida

anna-maria-arial1-300x214Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach
Anna Maria Island was voted #4 in TripAdvisor.com's Top 10 USA Islands for 2013.

Anna Maria Island is a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico in Manitee County. Three cities make up the island, each with their own distinct flavor: Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach, Florida.

Families, couples, and single travelers with friends will enjoy the island's diverse activities. Great dining experiences, fun-filled beach and water activities, boutique shopping, and treasure filled antique shops are enjoyed while soaking in the atmosphere from a historic beach community.

And if you want to venture away from the beach, enjoy nearby area museums, shopping malls, nature parks and world famous resorts.

Anna Maria, Florida

Anna Maria is a residential community on the northern end of Anna Maria Island, with the cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach to the south. As primarily a residential area, with many part-time residents, Anna Maria features a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

The entire city is a bird sanctuary, which perfectly fits into its relaxed atmosphere, along with abundant aquatic life that makes for awesome beaches and water sports.

Homes Beach, Florida

Holmes Beach is the largest of the 3 communities on Anna Maria Island, with 3 miles of white sandy beaches. The city of Anna Maria to the north and the city of Bradenton Beach to the south, making Holmes Beach a great place to visit or live.

Holmes Beach is a popular tourist destination with a variety of vacation rentals close to the beach, while keeping a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a laid-back beach lifestyle.

Bradenton Beach, Florida

Bradenton Beach is a vibrant residential community with "Old Florida" charm at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, with the cities of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria to the north.

Besides amazing beaches and water activities, the city features nature trails, a municipal pier, boat launches, the Florida Intercoastal Waterway, and numerous recreational opportunities and events throughout the year.

Links

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring: Information about tours, education, and how you can get involved.

Wikipedia: History, name origin, municipalities, transportation, tourism, island culture, wildlife, in film and video, adjacent islands, gallery.

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