Shopping on Anna Maria Island and the area

Shopping On Anna Maria Island

Find the best places to shop on the island!


Anna Maria Island is the perfect vacation destination and is unique on several fronts. Of course our sugar sand beaches, 37′ building restrictions, Free Trolley Service, and combination of full time residents and tourists make our little island a “peace” of paradise that continues to gain popularity as more and more visit.

Our local gift shops and jewelry stores are no exception; you will find everything from handcrafted jewelry, to island art , photography, beach ware, and much more.

Grocery Shopping
Publix SupermarketUnfortunately there are not a great deal of options for Grocery stores on Anna Maria Island. Actually, there is one major chain on Anna Maria island that supports most grocery shopping, Publix. Publix has a deli, fresh produce, meats, and a bakery. If you prefer a very large grocery store it would be best to leave Anna Maria Island to visit Alberstons, the Bradenton Publix, or Walmart. The Pine Street General store, BP station, and several small convenience stores on Anna Maria Island can help in a pinch. For Fresh Seafood visit the Fresh Fish Market located on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach, Fl.

Household items and pharmacies
Anna Maria Island has plenty of opportunities for household items or filling your prescriptions. Walgreens and CVS are located in Holmes Beach and can fill all your prescription needs. Of course they also offer magazines, photograph development, miscellaneous convenience grocery’s, cosmetics, and many other items needed while on vacation. Anna Maria Island also boasts two hardware stores in the city of Holmes Beach. Home True Hardware and Ace Hardware. For an Island of 6000 units we are pretty lucky to have so much convenience so close. Don’t forget Island Mail and More who will assist in shipping anything… kayaks, cars, artwork, and just normal packages. They also supply computers with Internet and other office services.

Gift Shops
Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach have plenty of opportunities for gift shopping. The White Egret offers both small and large household items. Anything you might need for a home. The Sand Dollar Gift Shop offers a large selection of unique island gifts perfect for your pet or house sitter while on vacation. The Anna Maria artist Guild has plenty of paintings, photographs and sculptures to choose from. Two Sides of Nature has high quality T-Shirts as well as some hats and beach household nick nacks.

Jewelery Shops
Ellenton Outlet MallThere are opportunities to purchase jewelry everywhere on Anna Maria Island.

Outlet Shopping
The Ellenton Outlet Mall is just a short 30 minute drive from Anna Maria Island. The mall offers all the shopping you can take with over 100 shops and plenty of bargains to be had.

Real Estate
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc has been the leader of Sales and listings for Anna Maria Island since 2004. Visit our website for additional information or visit our new exclusive luxury real estate website.

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Originally from Rochester, NY, Larry has found paradise on Anna Maria Island. He is an Anna Maria Island resident and President of Island Real Estate. He is always happy to share his expertise on the local real estate and vacation rental market. As a local, he is also able to offer excellent island insight on what to enjoy and things to do in the area.


    • says

      Hi Alyce,
      If you’re looking to get in touch with Lois, please feel free to contact her at the following email or phone number. Thank you for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed her store! I know we do!

      Phone: 941-779-0779

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