The A, B, C’s of Anna Maria Island – The Best of Anna Maria Island

The following is one person’s opinion of the best things when visiting Anna Maria Island –

Amusement Park:  The Best Amusement Park to visit in the Summer – Busch Gardens.  Sorry this is about 1.25 hours away but they have fabulous shade everywhere as well as misters.  It takes the Florida Summer heat down a notch! Continue reading The A, B, C’s of Anna Maria Island – The Best of Anna Maria Island

Causeway 4 The Cause – Benefit For The Susan G Komen Organization

Anna Maria Island Causeway 4 the cause

Be part of the Causeway 4 the Cause this Saturday October 29TH from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Walk, run, or bike the Palma Sola Causeway and help support breast cancer research! Anna Maria Island Causeway 4 the Cause, is a benefit for the Susan G Komen Organization to support breast cancer research!

The benefit will start at beautiful Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island. Participants may walk, run, or bike the causeway to Palma Sola Boulevard and return to Manatee Public Beach. It is approximately 8 miles to Palma Sola Boulevard from the Manatee Public Beach, there will 3, 5, and 8 mile turnaround points with water stations along the way.

Causeway 4 The Cause is asking for $25.00 donations from each participant but will gladly accept whatever you can afford.   All of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G Komen Organization.  Women of all ages are welcome and should wear articles of pink to show their support.

Preregister at Beach Bums on Pine Avenue or come to the Manatee Public Beach this Saturday at 8:30am.

Beach Bums
427 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria Island FL 34216

Coquina Public Beach On Anna Maria Island

Photo By Jason Hrnak

Coquina Public Beach is located in Bradenton Beach just south of Bridge Street and spans all the way to the Long Boat Key Bridge.  Coquina Beach is a local’s favorite beach on Anna Maria Island. For activities, there is a paved walk/bike path the entire length of the beach, and multiple volleyball courts.

A gorgeous beach, be sure to avoid swimming on the very southern tip of the island, obeying warning signs, as the water running under Longboat pass is strong with rip tides. Stay withing the large designated swimming area.

Coquina Public Beach has two public restrooms, concession stand and more than one lifeguard tower.  There is also a lovely shaded grilling & picnic area, as well as a pirate ship playground on the beach for children.  Make the most out of your Anna Maria Island vacation and visit all of our public beaches, leave us a comment here or on Facebook, and let us know which Anna Maria Island Beach is your favorite.