Bradenton Beach – I took the 2 hour Anna Maria Island Segway tour with Segs By The Sea in Bradenton Beach and it was amazing. It was a hot Thursday afternoon in June; I met up with Julie Kirkwood the operations manager at the Segs By The Sea on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Julie told me about the different tour options and other rentals that they offer at Segs By The Sea – like electric bikes, beach cruiser bikes, and paddle boards.
The Rod & Reel Pier is a very unique Anna Maria Island destination where you can enjoy a drink in the open air bar, grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the restaurant, and go fishing all in the same spot.
The food is always good on the pier, and you have your choice of inside or outside dinning. Inside there are tables that sit along the bay so you can gaze out at the water while you enjoy your clam strips, fish & chips, or grouper just the way you like it. The seats outside face west, perfect for watching Anna Maria Island Sunsets.
Fishing on The Rod & Reel Pier has been good, and they even have a bait shop that is open from 7am-closings (around 9pm) feel free to call the restaurant for bait shop hours. Cast netting is not permitted at the Rod & Reel Pier but they do offer fishing pole rentals, a small selection of hooks, bait, basic tackle, and of course cold draft beer right in the bait shop! The bait shop has both live and frozen bait for your complete Anna Maria Island fishing experience. See you next time at the Rod & Reel Pier!
I’m standing on the dock with the camera rolling watching these two kite boarders tear it up on this beautiful day, at the boat ramp in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island.
Tune in or set your DVRs to the Discovery Channel this Saturday Feb. 12th at 7:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Lakewood Ranch will be featured on an episode of Florida Travel & Affordable Luxury Magazine, showcasing our unique vacation destination.
Our beloved Rotten Ralph’s is currently closed, but Anna Maria Oyster Bar will be taking it’s place.
Not to worry! Visit our restaurant summary page with lots of other choices. Currently Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar is slotted to go in the Bradenton Beach pier spot.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Florida or if you came to Anna Maria Island for vacation, Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant on Historic Bradenton Beach Pier is a great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can come by land or sea to eat, drink, go fishing, and enjoy beautiful views of Sarasota Bay. Rotten Ralph’s is a full service restaurant and offers inside and outside dinning, a floating boat dock, a bait shop, and fishing is free on the pier.