Shopping Anna Maria Island

Shopping Anna Maria Island is a unique experience with fabulous boutiques, art galleries and gorgeous little shops great for finding that perfect memento to remember your trip to Anna Maria Island. The Island does not offer many chain stores or big box retailers giving the shopping experience a one of a kind feel.

Shopping Anna Maria Island

You’ll find access to just about everything you’ll need during your stay including groceries, pharmacies, clothes, swimsuits and beach gear, souvenirs and local art.

Groceries and more

For those from the Southeast you’ll be glad to know there is a Publix supermarket in Holmes Beach along with a CVS and Walgreens drugstore. If you must visit a big box store there is a Kmart on Manatee Avenue just a short trip over the bridge, but most of the things you’ll need can be purchased on island.

Boutique shopping

Independently owned shops pepper the island. Find hots spots located to the North along Pine Avenue, Centrally in Holmes Beach, and Bridge Street to the South. Another great way to explore shopping opportunities stress free is to take advantage of the free trolley. Don’t worry about finding a parking spot or dealing with traffic. The free trolley runs from Pine Avenue down to Coquina Beach with stops all along the way. There are several trolleys making their way around the island. So, typically you won’t have to wait more than 20 minutes for one to pass by. During high season parking can be difficult, so the trolley is worth the wait especially during a laid back island style vacation.

If you are planning on shopping while on Anna Maria Island peruse our vendor listings and blogs. linked below,  you;ll find out about all the fabulous places to check out during your stay.

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Ellenton Outlet Mall is a great shopping destination for Anna Maria Island

Ellenton Outlet Mall has great shopping

Just a 30 minute ride East from Anna Maria Island and you can find fabulous shopping at the Ellenton Outlet Mall.  The mall is filled with brand name shops however most shops sell out of season or out of favor items.   If you are willing to spend time shopping you will be sure to find some great deals.  The Outlets are a VERY large outdoor mall.  If you plan on visiting on a rainy day bring your umbrella.  You can visit most of the shops under cover however walking from building to building will require an umbrella.

Ellenton Food Court has plenty of choices for the entire familyThe outlets have well over 100 stores.  Accessories, Children’s clothing, Health and Beauty, Home Furnishings, Lingerie, Men and Women clothing, Luggage and Shoes.  Some more popular stores include but are not limited to Adidas, Avon, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Bose, Calvin Klein, Coach, Coleman, Crate & Barrel, Disney, DKNY Jeans, Eddie Bauer, ESPIRIT, Fossil, Game Stop, Gap, Geoffrey Beene, Ghirardelli, Guess, Gucci, Haggar, Izod, J. Crew, Kenneth Cole, L.L. Bean, Lenox, Levi’s, MOVADO, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Oakley, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, PUMA, Quicksilver, Reebok, Samsonite, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Bahama’s, Tumi, Victoria’s Secret, Williams-Sonoma,  and Zales.

The outlets have a great food court area that has plenty of mall food to choose from.  In addition, you can kill two birds Ellenton Outlet Mall is a fantastic place to shop while visiting Anna Maria Islandwith one stone by visiting the ice skate rink that shares the same parking lot.  The skating rink is open year around and is always great fun for the entire family.

For directions from Anna Maria Island to the Ellenton shops visit the following link.

Check the Ellenton Outlet Mall website for up to date shops as well as hours of operation.

Ellenton Outlet Mall
5461 Factory Shops Blvd.
Ellenton, Fl, 34222