Anna Maria Island Area Information
Seven miles of paradise!
City of Anna Maria
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Fishing / Marinas
Located in west central Florida between Tampa and Sarasota, Anna Maria Island is a tropical getaway that is just now being discovered! Great fishing, boating, shelling and swimming - we offer it all.
For the boater/fisherman: fishing piers, excursion boats, boat rentals and charter boats are available. Rent a jet ski or kayak, go for a parasail ride or scuba dive - there are so many options! Marinas are located around the island or bring your own boat - ramps are conveniently located and the fishing's great!
For the beach goer: Anna Maria is seven miles long and offers peaceful, white sand beaches running the length of the island. Take a walk, find some shells, get some sun or just relax on our beaches; they're spectacular.
For the explorer: From the north end of Anna Maria to the south tip of Bradenton Beach, treasures are to be found on our beautiful island. Explore the shell-lined shores on the beach or bird-watch over the bay. Stroll our island to your heart's content or rent a bike and take advantage of our many bike paths.
For the shopper: Anna Maria offers many different kinds of quaint beach shops, gift and dress shops. No car required - our free island trolley can easily transport you all over the island! For more "extensive" shopping, two outlet malls are located by I-75.
For the whole family: Theme parks are located within two hours from Anna Maria. Spend a day at Disney World, Busch Gardens, Mote Marine or Sarasota Jungle Gardens - they're too numerous to list! Museums, botanical gardens, state parks abound and make great day trips. During February and March, see the Pittsburgh Pirates play at McKechnie Fields in Bradenton.
For the golfer: The Manatee and Sarasota area offers close to 50 courses - from executive par threes to challenging championship 18 hole courses.
We could go on and on - the beauty of Anna Maria Island has to be seen to be appreciated. The recreational activities are too numerous to list and the weather is too fantastic to believe! Come see for yourself!
Arriving from the north or south on Interstate 75, take Exit 220, heading west on State Road 64 into Bradenton. SR64, also called Manatee Avenue, will take you to the Anna Maria Island Beaches. After crossing the drawbridge, turn left at East Bay Drive. Head south approximately one half mile to Island Vacation Properties. We'll be on your left at the corner of 30th Street and Gulf Drive. Look for the big blue sign!