Anna Maria Island Beach Rental Near Bridge Street Pier

Enjoy an Anna Maria Island Beach rental near Bridge Street Pier, so you can experience the quaint character of Bradenton Beach. Located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island, the Bridge Street Pier is full of Florida charm. Bradenton Beach is home to quirky characters, comfortable restaurants and funky little beach shops. When you visit the Bridge Street Pier you’ll fall in love with Bradenton Beach.

Bradenton Beach Bridge street Pier
The Bridge Street Pier is the historic site of the Cortez Bridge. Find great old Florida charm when you visit!

The Bridge Street Pier

The Bridge Street Pier is the historic site of the first bridge connecting the Island to the main land. When you visit, you’ll notice the newer Cortez Bridge just to the north. Walking along the Bridge Street Pier you can almost feel the history, and imagine days past. Take in the smells of the Intracoastal Waterway, and the sights of people fishing. If you are lucky you just may see someone catch something!

Pier Activities

When you visit the Bridge Street Pier you’ll experience a relaxing atmosphere. Bring your fishing pole, and try your hand at Florida fishing. If you don’t have a pole you can rent one from the little shop at the base of the pier. Schedule a dolphin tour at the same shop, and you’ll get to see island wildlife. Boats tours are a fabulous way to view the island!

Next to the Dolphin tours shop you’ll also find a cute jewelry store with hand made silver items along with local artwork.

Dining on the Pier

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is also located at the base of the pier. Here you’ll find fresh seafood, and a laid back island style atmosphere. Slurp down a belly full of Oysters while taking in the views of Sarasota Bay.

Bridge Street

Heading off the pier you’ll find more activities and dining along Bridge Street. Bridge Street Merchants provide a variety of wares, and funky Florida souvenirs perfect for remembering your stay. There is also a miniature golf course located on Bridge Street for family fun, or find night life at pubs for adult time fun.

Anna Maria Island Beach Rental near Bridge Street Pier

Finding the perfect Anna Maria Island beach rental near Bridge Street Pier is easy. Island Real Estate offers many Anna Maria Island beach rental options to suit any need. Additionally, Island Real Estate has the largest selections of homes you’ll find on the island. Call Island Real Estate first at 877-778-6066 when choosing the perfect vacation destination on Anna Maria Island!

Anna Maria Island Club Beach Rentals

The Anna Maria Island Club is a gorgeous direct gulf front condo complex, and are just a short drive North of the Bridge Street Pier. Island Real Estate offers several Anna Maria Island Club units all with direct gulf front balcony views with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some of these units accommodate four guests while some sleep up to six guests. 2016 Base rates for these condos range from $1260-$2625/week depending on the unit, or even the time of year you decide to visit. These Condos have a heated pool and spa over looking the beach, so you can experience the perfect Anna Maria Island beach rental!

Anna Maria Island beach rental
Anna Maria Island Club condos make a great Bradenton Beach rental.

South Beach Village Beach Rentals

South Beach Village is just across the street from gulf beaches. These units offer gulf views, bay views or both. The South Beach Village condos are also just north of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach comfortably accommodating six guests each. All units offers three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. South Beach Village units welcome pets under 25 pounds with a pet fee. This complex also offes a heated community pool. 2016 Base rates range from $1000-$2260/week depending on the unit and time of visit.

Anna Maria Island beach rental
South Beach Village is a relaxed beach rental on Bradenton Beach.

Bradenton Beach Club Beach Rentals

The Bradenton Beach Club is also just north of the Bridge Street Pier. Some of these condo units have direct gulf views while others are nestled across the street further in the complex. The beach side units have a heated pool while the bay side units have a heated pool and spa. Bradenton Beach Club condos sleep six guests with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 2016 Base rates range from $1100-$2625/week. This rate depends on the specific unit, time of visit, and is at the higher end for direct gulf views. This complex stretches from the gulf side to the bay side of the island, and also offers a great fishing dock on the bay side.

Anna Maria Island beach rental
Bradenton Beach Club is a great Anna Maria Island beach rental condo complex!

More Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals

For additional suggested Anna Maria Island beach rentals head over to IslandReal.com, and explore homes through the Advanced Search Page. Island Real Estate also offers Holmes Beach rentals and Anna Maria beach rentals, so you are sure to find the best beach accommodations in Florida!

 

 

Eat Anna Maria Island Oysters While Vacationing

Anna Maria- When vacationing on the coast eating fresh seafood is a must, and Anna Maria Island Oysters are no exception. With countless restaurants on the island, finding some delicious oysters to eat is easier than ever!

Anna Maria Island Oysters

Many people believe humans have eaten oysters since the Roman times from evidence of oyster farms in France and the United Kingdom. Crazy right?

Oysters can be found in all of the world’s oceans. They are bivalve mollusks that have rough irregular shells. While most oysters are edible, there is a difference between food oysters and pearl oysters. Even though it is possible, most food oysters don’t produce pearls. Both are also in two different families of bivalves.

Surprisingly enough, oysters breathe much like fish, using both gills and mantle. They can be both male or female, and can change genders one or more times throughout their life.

Health Benefits

Oysters are one of the most nutritionally balanced foods because they have proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in them. Just eating four or five medium sized oysters supply the recommended daily source of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus!

Where to celebrate!

With so many restaurants on the island, there’s plenty of options for eating Anna Maria Island Oysters! Here’s a few to think of going to:

AMOB on the Pier– Located in Bradenton Beach, enjoy delicious oyster platters such as Grandma Georgie’s Chipotle Oysters, Rockefeller or an oyster sampler.

Anna Maria Island Oysters
Eat at AMOB on the Pier!

 Island Gourmet Grill– Serving baked oysters with toppings such as cheese, bacon, and jalapenos, there’s no way to go wrong here! You can find Island Gourmet on Holmes Beach.

Anna Maria Island Oysters
Enjoy yummy oysters at Island Gourmet!

Island Fresh Market– Specializing in locally caught and grown food, the Fresh Market serves oysters caught right around the island! You can order them cooked or raw. You can find them on Holmes Beach!

Be sure to enjoy Anna Maria Island Oysters on your next visit!

Pictures from Tropical Storm Colin – Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island – As Tropical Storm Colin passed through the Gulf of Mexico and over north Florida, Anna Maria Island had a wet and windy couple of days.

Tropical Storm
Bradenton Beach on June 6, 2016 as Tropical Storm Colin heads north through the Gulf of Mexico.

Meteorologists predicted Tropical Storm Colin would bring the island up to 8 inches of rain fall over just a few days with wind speeds in the range of 30-50mph.

Tropical Storm Colin
The Gulf of Mexico as Anna Maria Island feels the effects of Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical Storm Colin Flooding

Many of the island’s streets experienced significant flooding especially during high tide on Monday. Vehicles and pedestrians were forced to move through standing water due to flooding. No major incidents were reported. The Florida Highway Patrol shut down the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, but all bridges to the island remained open.

Tropical Storm Colin
Street Flooding in Holmes Beach on Marina Drive from Tropical Storm Colin . Photo Credit: Denise Coryell

Minimal Damage

The island received minimal damage from the storm. The coast guard went to Bradenton Beach to rescue a house boat sinking in the anchorage.

No injuries were reported and the three occupants were safely brought to land.

Tropical Storm
A few individuals collecting shells as the storm rolled by.

Reopening on Tuesday, many island businesses shut down during the storm Monday. The hardest hit businesses were Tide Tables and Starfish restaurant in Cortez Fishing Village. Anna Maria Elementary was closed for the day due to flooding, but all other Manatee County schools remained open.

Many turtle nests on the island suffered from wash out scattering eggs onto the beach and into the water. The storm destroyed shorebird nests and eggs.

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A Bradenton Beach turtle nest during the low tide Monday morning. Rising tides devastated many turtle nests.

The storm did cause some beach erosion, and across the island residents did experience short term electrical outages.

All three of the island’s cities prepared for the worst with storm plans in place. As of Tuesday, June 7th flood water began to dry up starting in the morning, and through out the day the sun peaked through the clouds. Soggy Anna Maria Island is still beautiful as ever.

Island Real Estates vacation rental properties reported no major damages, and vacationers hunkered down to wait out the weather.

 

Anna Maria Oyster Bar – on the Pier

Bradenton Beach – Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) is the newest additions to the Bradenton Beach restaurant scene. However, it’s no new comer to the area. With locations in Ellenton and Bradenton, AMOB has been serving up fresh seafood to locals and visitors for years.

AMOB on the pier is located at the base of the old historic Bradenton Beach City Pier once occupied by Rotten Ralphs. A fabulous location, you can choose to dine inside or outside on the covered deck. Either way you’ll find gorgeous views of Sarasota Bay, the anchorage and the pier.

Bradenton Beach Anchorage
The Anchorage off Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach is a popular area for visitors and locals to drop anchor for extended periods when coming by boat.

Offering many of the same great dishes of other locations, AMOB on the pier is a slight departure from its original concept. The menu is smaller than the Ellenton and Bradenton locations, but still manages to offer a little of something for everyone.

How to Order

At AMOB on the pier you order your food and drink at the counter first instead of the traditional table service. You are assigned a funny celebrity name on a plastic table tent when you order. Then you seat yourself anywhere you would like. When it’s ready, a server will bring your food out matching the order with your celebrity name. All your condiments and soft drinks are self serve, so you can load up on the cocktail and tarter sauce while you wait. Adult beverages may be purchased at the same time as the food. Additional drinks can be purchased from the friendly bar staff.

The Menu

Anna Maria Oyster Bay is know for oysters, but also boasts a menu that has a little of something for everyone. The breakfast menu offers omelets, a burrito, pancakes, an egg sandwich and eggs your way. Cappuccino, juice and coffee are also offered for breakfast.

The lunch and dinner menu include appetizers, an oysters section, entrees, and sandwiches. From the appetizers menu you’ll find items like coconut shrimp, calamari and chicken wings. The oysters menu offers them fried, raw, Rockefeller, chipotle, garlic parmesan, or a sampler platter of four types. On the entree menu there is fresh fish options, fish and chips, shrimp, scallops, ribs and chicken. For sandwich offerings you’ll find a burger along with chicken or fish sandwiches. AMOB is truly a family friendly restaurant and offers a great kids menu!

AMOB on the pier offers a full service bar.  You can enjoy a cold cocktail or local beer while you take in views on the Intracoastal side of Anna Maria Island.

Bridge Street Pier
After a great meal at AMOB enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pier.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is reasonably priced with entrees in the $9-$21 range; an amazing value for fresh seafood with a view!

There is limited parking at the base of the city pier. Often you can find parking along Bridge Street and the surrounding free public lots.

You are sure to enjoy Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the pier for a delicious Bradenton Beach seafood experience!

Bradenton Beach Accommodations and Vacation Rentals.

Island Real Estate offers almost 300 vacation rentals across Anna Maria Island, so be sure to call us first when looking for the perfect rental! Visit IslandReal.com or call 877-778-6066 today.

Bradenton Beach vacation rental
Katie’s Beach Bungalow is an adorable 2 bedroom old Florida style cottage just a few blocks from gulf beaches. Click on the image above to learn more about Katie’s Beach Bungalow!

 

Anna Maria Island Bicycle Guide – 7 Things to Know

When visiting the island one of the most popular ways to get around is with an Anna Maria Island bike rental. With the beautiful year-round weather, secluded beach accesses, limited parking and bike friendly roads; Anna Maria Island sightseeing is best by bicycle. Experience the sights, sounds and the fresh smell of island breezes in style, and hop on a bike during your next island holiday.

1. Traffic and Parking

You can avoid all the headaches of parking and traffic if you cruise around by bike. There is no shortage of places to securely lock up your bike with bicycle racks in most public places. If you visit the island during the busier times of year you may encounter a noticeable increase in traffic and limited parking. Traffic is never unbearably long and is usually a result of beachgoers “beach rush” coming to or leaving all at the same time. Usually, when looking for parking the worst case is you have to circle around the block a few times, but will find a place to park. Many businesses have their own parking lots in addition to several public lots all over the island to alleviate parking issues.

2. Finding Secluded Beaches

while there are over seven miles of beach on Anna Maria Island, not all of them offer public parking, have limited public parking, or are not near a trolley stop. These hard to reach beaches are usually most accessed by residents or vacationers staying in walking distance. The secluded beaches are typically the least crowded, most peaceful, and are absolutely gorgeous. Bean Point is an example of a hard to reach the beach on the northern tip of Anna Maria that is the perfect destination for a jaunt by bike.

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Bean Point beaches are the perfect destination for a bike ride in Anna Maria.

3. Anna Maria Island Bike Rental

There are several places on Anna Maria Island who rent quality affordable bikes anywhere from one hour to several weeks. Before renting a bicycle for your Anna Maria Island vacation we recommend checking into your accommodation first, as occasionally rental homes will have bicycles available for guest use. Many of the rental equipment companies will deliver their equipment directly to you, or you can just visit their location and ride out. There are many places to rent bikes in each of the island three cities. Peruse the options, and see which company works best for you as rates and types of equipment offered vary from retailer to retailer. Equipment to consider include single bikes, beach bikes, tandem bikes, kids bikes, and baby carriers.

Anna Maria
Beach Bums

Holmes Beach
Just 4 fun, AMI beach fun, Fun and More

Bradenton Beach
Segs by the Sea

4. Exercise While on Vacation

while many come to vacation on Anna Maria Island for the sun, gorgeous weather and relaxing on powder sand beaches, a bicycle is a great way to keep up your exercise routine. In addition to getting around regular bicycle, exercise has many benefits.

5. Biking Benefits

  • Low impact exercise to avoid strain or injury.
  • Doesn’t require a great deal of physical skill, and is only as intense as you make it.
  • Builds stamina.
  • Great for increasing cardiovascular health.
  • Decreases stress, not that you’ll need a stress reducer on an Anna Maria Island vacation.
  • Great for bone and joint strength.
  • Decreases body fat and increases healthy posture.
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Bicycling on Anna Maria Island is a peaceful way to view the sights.

6. Anna Maria Island Bike Paths

In addition to riding on roadways and through neighborhoods there are several designated bike paths available on Anna Maria Island. Bicycles are not permitted on the beaches; island beaches are so powdery fine beach cruising is a little difficult.

The city offers an Anna Maria Island bike path map, while many enjoy cruising on the Coquina Beach bike path. Riding over the Cortez or Manatee bridges provides a pleasant trail to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Intracoastal Waterway. If you travel over the Manatee bridge there is a bike path through Robinson Preserve with great nature viewing opportunities along with safe flat trails. There is a little-known entrance to Robinson Preserve on Manatee Avenue just east of 107th Ct West. This entrance is a little hard to see from the road, but just pass by Perico Bay and it will be on the north side of Manatee Avenue.

Anna Maria Island sunset
Ride your bike over to the beach to catch a gorgeous Anna Maria Island sunset.

7. Bike Rules and Safety

Anna Maria Island is a laid back community, however, the island is always welcoming many visitors from out of town who may not be familiar with the roadways. It is important to use caution when sharing the road with drivers, pedestrians, and other bicyclists. Before you get on your bike you may want to consider proper attire such as helmets and sunglasses. If you are riding a bike you have never been on before be sure it is in working order. Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs and laws. Use proper hand signals, and never cross into traffic. Always ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic. Always assume car drivers don’t see you and make direct eye contact when necessary.

Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals and Accommodations

Island Real Estate offers an inventory of almost 300 vacation rentals perfect for any paradise getaway. For a one of a kind vacation experience book your stay at IslandReal.com

Anna Maria Island vacation rental and accommodations
Anna Maria Island vacation rental “Time for the Sea” is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a great casual island style. Click on the image above to learn more about this great home!

6 Things to Know About Bradenton Beach

Traveling to the southern portion of Anna Maria Island brings you into the quiet bustling city of Bradenton Beach. This area of the island offers miles of public beaches with parking, Historic Bridge Street for sightseeing and shopping, and great dining opportunities with both family fun and a nightlife. Read on to learn six things you might not know about Bradenton Beach.

6 Things to know about Bradenton Beach

While all of Anna Maria Island has a special charm, Bradenton Beach has a unique culture and history all of it’s own.

1. History

Originally called Cortez Beach for its proximity to the fishing village of Cortez, the area became Bradenton Beach during the 1920’s land boom. It’s believed that inland developers gave it the name Bradenton Beach, so potential buyers would think the Beach and the city of Bradenton were next to each other rather than seperated by Cortez Fishing Village and Palma Sola. The city was incorporated in 1953.

Bradenton Beach’s Historic Bridge Street Pier is the site of the original, and first bridge connecting the island to the mainland. The first Bridge was wooden, and built in 1922. By the 1940’s the Bridge became rickety with wind and waves making the structure sway. It’s said that when cars went over the old bridge the wooden boards would bounce making a banging noise like a shot gun (Norwood 181). A new bridge was built in 1957 making access to the island much safer and easier.

The Historic Bridge Street Pier, now a days, offers excellent fishing, sightseeing over Sarasota Bay, a delicious restaurant with a view, shops and public day docks.

Historic Bridge
The First Bridge to Anna Maria Island built in 1922.

2. Sightseeing and Activities

There are also many beautiful places to sight see on Bradenton Beach including the Bradenton Beach City Pier, quaint Bridge Street, Coquina Beach bike path and Leffis Key. Rent a segway from Bridge Street rental company Segs by the Sea, and cruise around the city with ease.

When looking for activities on Bradenton Beach enjoy miniature golf on Bridge Street, or head over to the Tingley Memorial Library. This unique library is independent of the Manatee County Library system, and offers annual memberships for $4.

When visiting the island, especially during high season, you may want to consider using the free trolley to get around. Parking is limited in busy areas of the island, and battling traffic does not lend to a relaxing paradise getaway. The free trolley runs usually every 20 minutes taking you along almost the entire island.

Sarasota Bay sightseeing
There are great sightseeing opportunities in Bradenton Beach like this view of Sarasota Bay and the Cortez Bridge seen from Leffis Key.

3. Beaches

Bradenton Beach offers approximately a three mile strip of public beach with parking along the Gulf of Mexico. Public parking makes it a popular place for enjoying the shore on Anna Maria Island. To the far south is Coquina Beach with restrooms, concessions, showers, parking, picnic tables, walking path, playground, and life guards. Heading north through Bradenton Beach along the gulf brings you to Cortez Beach. Cortez Beach does not offer the same amenities, but does have plenty of parking, and an old Florida beach feel. There are three erosion groins located in an area locals call “Three Piers” this area separates Coquina and Cortez Beach, and is said to be a great surfing spot.

Coquina Beach
Coquina Beach is the southern most gulf beach on Anna Maria Island. In the background of this image you can see the 2015/2016 construction of the new erosion groins to keep south end beaches intact.

4. Events and Markets

Bradenton Beach offers one seasonal market perfect for finding local made items, art, gifts and produce. Happening on Sunday, The Coquina Beach Market is a great way to enjoy the island on a Sunday Funday Morning.

Bradenton Beach Markets
Coquina Beach Market

5. Shopping

In addition to the fabulous Seasonal Markets there are great little shops in Bradenton beach offering swim wear, beach gear, home items, art, jewelry, gifts and more. Find out about Shopping on Anna Maria Island here.

Back Alley
There are great shops on Bridge Street like Back Alley where you can find local made and hand made art, jewelry, gifts and refreshments. Photo Credit: Back Alley Facebook Page.

6. Dining

On the south end of Anna Maria Island you’ll find some really fabulous Restaurants. While visiting you’ll have many types of dining experiences for all meals of the day. From casual to fine dining, and restaurants with a beach or bay view. You’ll even find a few places open late on Bridge Street if you are looking for night life. Click on the links below for suggestions.

Bradenton Beach Bridge Tender Inn
The Bridge Tender restaurant offers great food with a beautiful view of Sarasota Bay and the Bradenton Beach City Pier.

 

Blue Marlin
Wicked Cantina
The Island Spice
Bridge Tender Inn
Beach House Restaurant
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
French Table
Island Time
Joe’s Eats and Sweets
Sharky’s

Bradenton Beach Pier
Bradenton Beach City Pier 2016.

Now that you know these six tips, enjoy Bradenton Beach like a local!

 

Bradenton Beach Properties

Looking for the perfect Anna Maria Island home on south end? Island Real Estate Agents can help you find your next paradise beach house!

Bradenton Beach Vacation Rental

 

Works Cited:

Norwood, Carolyne. Anna Maria Island 1940-1970 Tales of Three Cities from Bean Point to Bridge Street. Anna Maria Island: Anna Maria Island Historical Society. 2010.

 

Beach’N Food Truck Music Festival

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce invites you to join the fun at the inaugural Beach’N Food Truck Music Festival. The event is on April 2nd, 2016 at Coquina Beach.

Beach’N Food Truck Music Festival

A family friendly event with a little something to entertain everyone, the Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival runs from 10am until 10pm. The event will be located in the city of Bradenton Beach just south of the Trolley stops and concession area at Coquina Beach access. There will be some parking available south of the event area. Suggested parking is available at Manatee Public Beach access with the free trolley running approximately every 20 minutes to shuttle patrons to the event. The free Trolley will run until 10:30pm.

The Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival is a celebration of food, music and arts and crafts. In addition to tasty treats from the food trucks and fun local music, this event will be featuring a kid zone, car show and great vendors. Adult beverages will be available! The car show will showcase exotic, vintage and muscle cars from 10am-3pm. Find a unique shopping opportunity at the vendors booths offering jewelry, collectibles and art works.

The music line up includes many talented local acts as seen below:
Emcee Mike Sales – 10am-10pm
The JPs – 11am – 12:30pm
The Billy Rice Band – 1 – 2:30pm
Whiskey Blind – 3 – 5pm
SoulRcoaster – 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Karen & Jimmy Band – 8 – 10pm

A portion of the funds raised by this event will go toward the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund for Manatee County Seniors.

Join in on the fun at the Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival this April on Anna Maria Island!

For additional information contact the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at info@amichamber.org, or visit them on facebook here.

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Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival happening April 2, 2016 from 10am-10pm.

 

Top 4 Winter Activities on Anna Maria Island 2015

Island Real Estate has compiled a list of our top 4 winter activities that you just can’t miss this season! There’s always fun and exciting activities happening on Anna Maria Island, and December is no exception!

Top 4 Winter Activities

AMI Privateers Annual Christmas Parade

Kick off December events with the AMI Privateers Annual Christmas Parade! Starting on the north end’s Bay Front Park, the parade begins at 10am Saturday the 12th. Continuing down Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive, the parade will proceed south all the way to Coquina Beach. While this is truly a fun family event, make sure to catch the parade!

The 28th Annual Winterfest

The Anna Maria Island Art league presents Winterfest in it’s 28th year! December 12-13th from 10am-4:30pm. Winterfest is held in the Holmes Beach city hall field located at 5901 Marina Drive. Winterfest is a fabulous opportunity to view and purchase amazing artwork with the entire family. There will be a juried art exhibit, “Young at Art” . Additionally, there will be an activity area, food and live music. The Anna Maria String Band will be playing 10am-1:30pm with Howie Banfield & Scott Blum Contemporary Beach music to follow.

Christmas on Bridge Street

If you missed the annual Christmas Tree lighting in Bradenton Beach you still have a chance to celebrate the holidays on Historic Bridge Street! On December 19th from 4:30-8:30pm The Bridge Street Merchants present Christmas on Bridge Street. This family friendly event benefiting Roser Food Pantry offers live music too! Listen to singers from the Joyful kids’ Choir, Rowlett Kids’ Choir, the Powell Crosley Dickens Carolers and local duo Russ and Brandi. Enjoy the holiday market, children’s craft and cookie bazaar, hot chocolate bar and a fabulous raffle and auction. Enjoy strolling Bridge Street, and be sure to stop by to see Anna Maria Island largest live Christmas Tree!

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

After Christmas on Bridge Street ends head out to the Bridge Street pier next! Here you’ll watch the 12th Annual Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade. Starting at 6pm at the Seafood Shack in Cortez the festive lighted boats will circle the Sarasota Bay area.

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Santa at Christmas on Bridge Street.

 

 

 

Freckled Fin Restaurant Public House

Bradenton Beach – Located at 101 Bridge Street, The Freckled Fin Restaurant and Public House offers fresh American fare, gourmet pizza and fine spirits. Open 11am-11pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am-1am Friday and Saturday. 941-251-3930

The Freckled Fin
Freckled Fin Restaurant and Public House on Bradenton Beach.

Freckled Fin Restaurant

Whether you grab a seat on the outside patio, inside or at the bar, you’re sure to enjoy the Freckled Fin! Offering traditional and modern American fare find something to please any palate. The Starters menu includes shareable nibbles including Ahi Tuna, the tater tot basket, and crab cakes to name a few. On the main menu offerings include fresh salads, a grouper sandwich, burgers, wraps Clam Strips, and Coconut shrimp. The pizza menu offers all the traditional toppings with specialty pizzas like the Gyro, Hawaiian or Shrimp Pesto pizzas. If you are looking for a late night hang out Freckled Fin has a fun late menu including breakfast and lighter fare. The Freckled Fin has a full service bar, and offers a kids menu. Dine in, carry out or have Freckled Fin delivered. Find live entertainment on weekends!

Freckled Fin Restaurant
Great Libations at The Freckled Fin.

If you are looking for something to keep your entire group satisfied head over to the Freckled Fin!

Need more choices on places to eat?  Visit our Anna Maria Island restaurant information page where we have tons of restaurants listed.

 

Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats

Anna Maria Island – The 2015 Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats will be held October 30th starting at 3:30 at the AMI Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive North in Holmes Beach.

Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats

A kids costume contests kicks off the event. All kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in the contests starting at 3:30pm. At 4pm the Trail of Treats begins in Holmes Beach. Maps will be available, at the Chamber of Commerce,  directing trick or treaters to participating businesses. Each of the three Island cities participates in the Trail of Treats at different times.

Island Real Estate holds it’s office open to provide candy for all.  This is for both locations.  Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City!

Take a look at some past Halloween pictures.  Maybe they will give you an idea for next year?  If that doesn’t do the trick check out our past top 5 Halloween costumes!

Trail of Treats Schedule:

City of Holmes Beach businesses: 4pm-6pm
City of Anna Maria businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm
City of Bradenton Beach businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm

Happy Haunting!

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The kiddies are excited about the Trail of Treats!