June 25th Anna Maria Island – Children Interviews – No Oil!

Island Real Estate is trying to mix it up a little bit with our videos of the Anna Maria Island Beaches.   No changes to our Anna Maria Island beaches.  As of June 25th the oil is still hundreds of miles from our beaches.

We wanted to get the perspective of children regarding our white sugar sand.  Not much more to say but take a look at the video below which was shot June 21st, 2010.  Thanks to i-Jack for taking the video and the interviews.  He of course lives and “plays” full-time on beautiful Anna Maria Island.   Always trying to give a local perspective.

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.