The Anna Maria City pier is a great site to see when visiting Anna Maria Island, Florida. Grabbing an ice cream at Two Scoops and walking the pier is a great thing to do while visiting Anna Maria Island. Another great past time is swing over to Two Sides of Nature and do some shopping or stop in at the Waterfront restaurant for a great bite to eat. At the end of the pier you can grab dinner, lunch or pick up some hand made jewelery. If you like fishing then stop in to gab with the fishermen on the pier and see what is biting.
The sign at the entrance of the Anna Maria City pier says it all. “The Anna Maria Development Company built this pier and wharf in 1911-1912 to provide dockage for ships from St. Petersburg and Tampa. It has since withstood hurricanes and lesser storms too numerous to mention. Although parts were damaged in storms in 1918, 1935, 1974 and 1988, it has each time been restored to its approximate original form. It is 678 feet long. The wharf extends another 58 feet into Tampa bay. Over the years it has nurtured the hopes of fisherman and the dreams of lovers…provided roosts for pelicans and other sea birds and has been a friend to residents and visitors alike. Over the center of the tin roof, from the third shore bench to the south of this marker, on clear nights can be seen the North star, guardian of the mariners since the first sailor looked up for guidance of the night sea. Come walk these planks… Beneath the Roof of this City Pier is the Place to Sit with Shrimp and Beer, While Lightening in the Distance Plays And Thunder Rumbles Across the Bays… “Summer Storm”…CMV ”