An Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving is a great way to spend the holiday with friends and family by the beach! Once you arrive, enjoy a relaxed location with family friendly activities and accommodations. You’re sure to love filling up on a turkey feast in tropical paradise.
Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving Guide
We have put together a list of everything you need to know about spending Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island. Get ready for a family gathering you won’t soon forget with this helpful guide!
Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals and Accommodations
Island holiday rentals fill up fast on Anna Maria Island, but Island Real Estate still has availability! Whether you are looking to sleep a couple or even a large group, we have openings.
Bay View Inn 102
This Bradenton Beach Condo sleeps up to 4 guests with 1 bedroom. You’ll be just a couple blocks from gulf beaches, shopping, dining and free trolley stops!
Sunfish sleeps 4 guests with 2 bedrooms. This Holmes Beach duplex rental has a shared heated pool and is less than a block to gulf beaches.
La Casa O’Bar
A luxury beach front rental, La Casa O’Bar sleeps 6 guests with 3 bedrooms. Enjoy glimpses of the gulf and the heated community pool too.
This Holmes Beach rental sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms. Enjoy a private heated pool and spa, and tons of kitchen space for making Thanksgiving dinner.
Just two blocks from gulf beaches, Sunset Glow sleeps 10 guests with 5 bedrooms. This platinum rated rental offers a heated pool and spa along with a gorgeous kitchen.
Thanksgiving Restaurant Openings
There are many restaurants open for Thanksgiving on and around Anna Maria Island. Here is our list of the five places to dine out for Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island. These are not the only local options, but rather, just the places open on island.
Sign of the Mermaid
Open for Breakfast and Lunch 9-1pm and Dinner 4-9pm with the regular menu.
Open 11:30am-midnight, The Bridge Tender will be serving the regular menu plus Turkey dinner too!
Bridge Street Bistro
Open Noon-8pm. Will be serving both the regular menu plus Turkey. Great for dinner with a sunset view.
Open 12pm-10pm Lobstah’s will be offering a limited menu with traditional Thanksgiving offerings.
Anna Maria Island Cafe on the Beach
Open noon-5pm. Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet, or the regular menu. You’re sure to love dining on Turkey with your toes in the sand at this beach front restaurant.
Island Style Thanksgiving Recipes
When you visit an Anna Maria Island beach rental for the holiday try out some of these great Florida style Thanksgiving recipes!
There are some fun things to do during an Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving. Keep your friends and family entertained during the day with activities!
Beach It! A Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island isn’t complete without a trip to the beach. The water might be a tad crisp, but the weather is sure to be warm enough for beach time.
Bike Rides are a great activity for the family. Enjoy sightseeing while you burn off all that food you ate!
Nature walks are a lovely and relaxing Thanksgiving activity. Head over to Leffis Key or Robinson Preserve for beautiful wildlife viewing. Both these preserves are open dusk until dawn.
Trolley Hop. Ride around the island with the free trolley. This is the best way to explore those hard to find beach accesses of north end.
Pier Fishing. Head over to one of the island’s three public piers and bring your fishing pole too! All public piers have a blanket fishing license, so even visitors can catch their own island style Thanksgiving dinner. Fish off the Bradenton Beach city pier at the end of Bridge Street. Also find the Rod and Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier located near Pine Avenue.