Hurricane information

We have hurricane information for those planning their Anna Maria Island vacation during season. Hurricane Season is from June 1st until November 1st with the statistics showing us that the months of September and October offer the most intense activity.

Hurricane Information from the past

Since 1950 Anna Maria Island has not seen a hurricane make landfall within 50 miles.  There are many theories regarding the many years without a strong windy season.  Many say that the Tampa Bay currents “kick” hurricanes to the North.  The obvious path of hurricanes generally track to the North or South of the city of Tampa and Anna Maria Island.  We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance which will cover your rental fees in the case of an evacuation.  If the vacation rental that you are scheduled to stay in is uninhabitable we will find a similar accommodation on Anna Maria Island.  Why worry?  Take a look at the historical map below…

UP TO THE MINUTE STORM UPDATES

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Anna Maria Island Weather

Anna Maria Island weather is beautiful year round!

Climate: If you are looking for up to the minute weather information about Anna Maria Island you can visit any weather web site and enter our zip code of 34216 for Anna Maria City or 34217 for Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.  For a link to Anna Maria weather – WEATHER

Anna Maria Island Weather

The average year around temperature of Anna Maria Island weather is a perfect 75 degrees F.  The Summer is perfect for dipping into the Gulf of Mexico where many consider it to be bath water since the Gulf waters average 84-86 degrees F.  The Summer average temperature on the island is 80 degrees while the Winter temperatures are a bit cooler but perfect for a strong rigorous walk along the beach.  Average Anna Marie Island winter temperature is 69 degrees F.  If the perfect temperatures have not convinced you then visiting will.

Average Temperatures: (High) – [Low] degrees F
JAN : 72-50 // FEB : 73 – 51 // MARCH : 77 – 56 // APRIL : 82 – 60
MAY : 87 – 65 // JUNE : 90 – 70 // JULY : 91 – 72 // AUG : 91 – 72
SEPT : 89 – 72 // OCT : 84 – 65 // NOV : 78 – 57 // DEC : 73 – 51

You can see below that rainfall can be dramatically different from month to month however for most natives of the island we do not recognize much of difference between months.  The summer late afternoons are cooled down by a quick 30 – 60 minute afternoon shower.  If you are considering visiting Anna Maria Island during the summer and the rainfall bothers you don’t let it.  The majority of the rain occurs in the late afternoon and frankly most of the time its a nice change of pace to the strong sunny mornings found on Anna Maria.

Average Rainfall : inches
JAN 2.8 : FEB 3.0 : MAR 3.0 : APRIL : 2.0 : MAY 3.2 : JUNE 7.4
JULY 8.8 : AUG 9.6 : SEPT 8.5 : OCT 3.1 : NOV 2.0 : DEC 2.4

Anna MAria Island
A beautiful September afternoon on Anna Maria Island

Jet Ski Rental

If you are looking for a Jet Ski rental and much more look no further.

Jet Ski Rental on Anna Maria Island

H20 Watersportz has fishing charters, pontoon & deck boat rentals, Jet-Ski rentals, as well as kayak rentals, and excursions of all kinds.  Rentals include all safety equipment, a map of the riding area, and anchor packs.

H2o Watersportz is just off Anna Maria Island, right over the Cortez bridge in the Seafood Shack Marina.  They offer a wide variety of high octane water entertainment options.

H2o Watersportz offers excursions of all kinds from Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay.  Ask them about guided tours, shelling, snorkeling, and how to rent your very own captain for the day!  Rentals can quickly book in very popular periods so be sure to plan the services you require ahead of time.

H20 Watersportz
Seafood Shack Marina
4110 127 Street
Cortez FL, 34215
(941)-538-4290

Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island

Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island are located at Publix market and also CVS Pharmacy. This is a great option if you end up encountering rain during your Anna Maria Island vacation. This is also a great solution if you need some late night entertainment.

Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island

Updated Info – DVD rentals are in the Publix Red Box in Holmes Beach. Publix is in a central location in Holmes Beach on East Bay, and they have a good selection of newer movies for rent. CVS pharmacy has a Red Box. It is located just next door to Publix.
Bring your Blockbuster or NetFlix dvd with you to Anna Maria. When you are done viewing your video just place in the return sleeve and place in Island Real Estate’s outgoing postal mail. In fact, we have many guest that pre-send packages to Island Real Estate which we are more than happy to accept on your behalf. Island Real Estate also has a selection of about 25 VHS videos. There a bit old and just be sure your Vacation Rental has a VHS player.

AMI Video – CLOSED – Updated 1-20113212 East Bay DriveHolmes Beach, FL, 34217

(941) 779-0880

We are sorry – this has also been CLOSED– Updated Januaray – 2011. Of course no one can forget Blockbuster.  Just off Anna Maria Island on Manatee Avenue there is a Blockbuster. They have a huge selection of video games and videos. You of course can rent DVD players as well as video game consoles but please call ahead of time for availability.

BlockbusterCLOSED – Updated 1-20115900 Manatee Avenue WestBradenton, FL, 34209

(941) 795-1118

Baby Toddler equipment rentals

A and A Baby Toddler equipment rentals is a fabulous resource for Anna Maria Island.  They deliver equipment and pick it up on the day of your departure.

Baby Toddler Equipment Rentals

Be sure to ask for baby toddler linens when renting beds. Island Real Estate only offers standard bed linens. They are integrated into our office and come pick up keys prior to your arrival. Anything required is set up in your vacation rental home or condo.  You can rent toddler beds, cribs, baby seats, strollers, swings, and toys.   In addition to renting legos to life jackets for toddlers, they also rent bicycles, joggers, kites, beach umbrellas, and beach chairs.   All items can be rented daily or weekly and most rentals are less than $40.  For a price list and more information go to A and A Baby Toddler’s web site.  A and A Baby Toddler does have two locations, one in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island and one location in Sarasota.

A & A Baby & Toddler Rentals


ABC rentals is another resource for rental of equipment.  ABC rentals provides similar services and they deliver as well as pick up.  ABC rentals is fairly large and can accommodate most requests.   They can turn most requests within 4 hours even on holidays. ABC rentals has the largest inventory of rentals on the island. They are here to help with any additional rental equipment you may need on your vacation.

ABC Rentals
4519 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL, 34231
(941) 929-1850

The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island

The Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria City is a fabulous dining experience just South of Pine Avenue.

The Waterfront Restaurant Anna Maria

The Waterfront Restaurant is a fabulous dining experience for both lunch and dinner. Located across the road from white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, this restaurant has a whole lot more to offer than just a view. They have a fabulous selection of salads, seafood, steaks and just about anything that will satisfy the pickiest eater. Dine inside and relax at the bar while watching salt water fish in their large aquarium. In appropriate climate conditions dine outside on the patio and enjoy the breeze off the Tampa Bay. Oh, and aside from the delicious food, their cocktails are just as amazing . If you’re on Anna Maria Island, make The Waterfront your next date night destination, you wont be disappointed.
Plus, they take reservations!

 

Address: 111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone Number: (941) 778-1515
Hours: Open everyday of the week at 11:30am until 9pm (Except Saturdays and Sundays when they close at 10pm)

 

 

Anna Maria Bay Front Park – Family Fun

Hammerhead structure on the playground

Bay Front Park located on the North end of the island is a quiet park that is great for a picnic with the kiddos. The Park offers calm beaches, and spectacular views of the Sky Way Bridge, and is a wonderful place for walking, fishing, and swimming! Bay Front Park features picnic tables and grills covered by pavilions, and an awesome new ADA playground. After taking a dip in the water, or an afternoon of playing on the playground with the kids, take a short stroll to Two Scoops for some ice cream.  Feel like walking to a restaurant from the park?  There are a couple of great choices. The Waterfront Restaurant is fine dining, and just a short walk to the South. A bit closer to the North is the Rod and Reel Restaurant overlooking the water.

Directions:

if you are coming from Bradenton take Manatee Avenue West to the beach.  Once you have gone over the bridge onto Anna Maria Island make a right onto Gulf Drive.  Keep heading north on Gulf Drive, when you come to the stop light

View of the water from Bayfront Parks playground

in Holmes Beach make a right onto Marina Drive.  You will head north on Marina Drive through Holmes Beach to The City of Anna Maria and make a right onto Pine Avenue, take Pine Avenue all the way to the stop sign, make a left onto North Bay Blvd and the park is on your right.

 

Park Hours are 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.