Monday October 31st is the 9TH Annual Trail of Treats 2010. The Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island is a safe alternative for children of all ages to trick or treat. The Trail of Treats will take you on a Halloween adventure through Anna Maria Island, stopping at participating businesses in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and The City of Anna Maria.
The Trail of Treats kicks off at 3:30 with a kiddie costume contest at The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, located at 5313 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach. After the costume contest it’s time to hit the trail, visiting Merchants and Merchant communities throughout the Island for this special and safe event.
Join me for a short virtual tour on Anna Maria Island; create your own perfect paradise, take a look at the beach, and perfect weather that we have all year round. I can tell you first hand, that life is better at the beach, the many activities, and beautiful scenery that Anna Maria Island has to offer makes it very hard to resist. But the very best part about Anna Maria Island is that we do not have any snow here at all. Unlike most of the country that is covered for six months out of the year!
Just remember in your quest for outdoor dining, fishing, shopping, entertainment, or the next place to catch that big fish, check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Real Estate Sales professionals and make sure you find your piece of paradise. We have beach house real estate available all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and find a sales professional that can fine your Perfect Paradise!
It’s just another Tuesday in January on Anna Maria Island, the sun is out, the weather is about 72 degrees and there is a slight sea breeze. I was out shooting some beach footage the other day and thought I would share with everyone. Especially all of the unfortunate people stuck in the snow, and cold up north, and would rather be somewhere else. Maybe this beach video on Anna Maria Island will warm you up just a little.
Sorry, the public pier has been closed after Hurricane Irma but the City of Anna Maria is hard at work arranging for repairs so that it can be re-opened!
The Historical City Pier on Anna Maria Island is a very unique place, and has been a Anna Maria Island tourist attraction in Manatee County for a long time. “The City Pier is a special place that you can take 750 steps into the bay, go 30 years back in time, and really get that Old Florida Look and feel” said David Sork at the City Pier Restaurant on Monday. The City Pier has spectacular views of the Bay, great fishing, tasty food, and cold beer at the Restaurant.
Bay Front Park is located at the north end of the Island in the City Of Anna Maria and is one of the quieter beaches on Anna Maria Island. Bay Front Park is the perfect place for a picnic, with covered tables, grills, public restrooms, and a playground on the beach for children everyone is happy.
Bay Front Park offers quite beaches, and spectacular views of the Sky Way Bridge, 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 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.
If you are already on the island or are enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation and would like to go to Bay Front Park or any other Anna Maria Island beaches take the Anna Maria Island Trolley its free.
This Friday October 29TH is the 8TH Annual Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island. Trail of Treats is a safe alternative for children of all ages to trick or treat. The Trail of Treats will take you on a Halloween adventure through Anna Maria Island, stopping at participating businesses in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and The City of Anna Maria.
The spring nesting season is upon us here on Anna Maria Island. At the north end of the island, near Bean Point, and also in mid-Anna Maria. Where the beach is extremely wide and covered with small dunes and patches of beach grass, the seabirds are nesting.
Terns, black skimmers and sanderlings are sitting on their nests. Little scrapes in the sand are shorebird nests. Additionally, nest scrapes are very difficult to see. Often the Audubon Society comes out and ‘ropes off’ the nesting areas with skinny stakes and string to keep curious beach goers out of the area.
It’s very easy to scare a bird off its nest without even noticing that there os a nest. So, if you’re out walking at the north end of Anna Maria Island, please be careful.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird monitoring is an excellent Anna Maria Island shorebird resource. This non-profit organization is responsible for turtle monitoring. In addition to their turtle efforts, AMITW tracks shorebird development each spring.
For more information on the birds of the island, call John van Zandt, or email .