One thing you'll never be on Anna Maria Island is <em>bored!</em>  There are so many activities in the area, you could plan a full day and never cross over to the mainland!  From fishing and wildlife watching to lazing on the best beach in the area, our Local Scene blog has the best of the best in things to do from Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and even farther south into Longboat Key and Sarasota!


Lets face it - you came here for the beach, right? So let us help you find one perfect for you!  The island features many options from both the gulf and inland waterway side - so whatever your needs - from sunbathing to finding sea shells - we've got you covered!  Don't forget your flip flops, a <a href="">great book</a> and the sunscreen!

Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach, FL - Located just across the bridge from Bradenton, Bradenton Beach is the southernmost city on Anna Maria Island. While rental rates area bit lower than in Anna Maria or Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach also offers a bit more traffic as most of the access to the island comes through this community. You will find many restaurants within walking distance to <a href="">Bradenton Beach vacation rentals,</a> and this is a great option for folks who want island life with easy access to the mainland.

Family Fun

Families will LOVE Anna Maria Island!  Lots to do, kid-friendly beaches, restaurants that welcome kids and adults alike, and we're a day trip from Disney - Beach and Mouse in one house!  Check out our Family Fun posts to get ideas for planning your visit to Anna Maria Island today!

Fishing Report

If you're hoping to cast a few lines while you're on the island, we've got the fishing report for you!  From fly fishing for bonefish to deep sea pursuits, there's a charter for every type of fisherman on Anna Maria Island.  Our vacation rentals are located nearby, making an early departure from the local marinas simple and pain-free.  Check out our fishing report for more details!


Are you working to keep fit while on the island? If a run on the beach is not your speed, check out information on classes and fun activities that will help you keep your fitness levels up while you're on vacation!  Yoga on the beach or crossfit, or something more challenging it's easy to find a class to drop in on while you're here!

Gulf Front Restaurants

Dining with a view - it's on nearly every visitor's Anna Maria Island bucket list!  Whether you're looking for a fine dining option or something the kids will think is great - there are restaurants all over Anna Maria Island and nearby communities that will fit your needs perfectly.  Check out our reviews and information for more details as you plan your trip!

Happy Hour

Wondering where to go for a great drink and possibly some amazing sunset views?  Check out our happy hour hot spots on Anna Maria Island.  From great appetizers to refreshing drink specials - relaxing on the patio or with a view of the Gulf of Mexico is a great way to wind down after spending the day exploring the area.  We'd love to hear your recommendations to - so feel free to comment or <a href="">Contact Us</a> with your tips!

The Things that Locals Know!

Island locals proudly share their Island gems and inside info with you. Anna Maria Island area residents and businesses share their local insight to help you plan your island time, and enjoy all the area has to offer.


Want to catch a glimpse of all Anna Maria Island has to offer? Check out our videos!  We share a plethora of things to do and see in the area, as well as information on vacation rentals in the area!  Stop by often for more video content!