Surf's up for the 6th Eternal Summer Surf Camp on Anna Maria Island!

Holmes Beach – Get ready for the 6th Eternal Summer Surf Camp on Anna Maria Island! Growing every year in popularity this season will be no different when hundreds of kids will be catching the waves. This free surfing camp will start June 29th and runs for 6 Sundays until Aug 3rd,  from 2-4 pm. Surfers can register online by clicking here or sign up on the beach.

The event is taking place on the beach by the White Avenue beach access in Holmes Beach. This stretch of beach is known for its consistent waves and is very popular with the local surf community. If you’d like to get in the mood for surfing just watch the video from 2009. Warning: you will want to start NOW.

6th Eternal Summer Surf Camp on Anna Maria Island

If you would like to plan ahead for next year and be close to the action check out our vacation rentals on White Ave. This way you will not miss anything. We have a duplex with 2 bedroom side and 3 bedroom side on 131 White Avenue 4 bedroom single family pool home on 120 White Avenue and a 2 bedroom single family pool home on 133 White Avenue and 2 bedroom single family pool home on 133 White Avenue.

 

 

 

 

Heather Reece Is The Grand Prize Winner Of Island Real Estate Photo Contest

Island Real Estate photo Contest

Island Real Estate photo contest

This is the Island Real Estate photo contest result. Drum roll please…. The above sandcastle photo was taken by Heather Reece, of  her daughter Rose building a sandcastle on Anna Maria Island after a trip to Duffy’s.

Is anyone surprised a beach activity won our Anna Maria Island photo contest?  There is nothing better than going to the beach when visiting Anna Maria Island.  So much to do we have plenty of information pages on sunsets, beach activities and some favorite things to do when visiting Anna Maria Island.  Enjoy.


Kids Learn To Surf On Anna Maria Island

The Eternal Summer Surf Camp is back on Anna Maria Island for their fourth year in a row.  The Eternal Summer Surf Camp has been teaching children to surf on White Avenue every Sunday from 2pm – 4pm since the weekend of July 4th and will continue until the end of August.

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Eternal Summer Surf Camp On Anna Maria Island

Eternal Summer Surf Camp from Studio 26 & Ryan Bodie Films on Vimeo.

Do your children want to learn how to surf?  Picture this; you relax on the beaches of Anna Maria Island as your children attend the free surf camp during your Anna Maria Island Vacation.  The Eternal Summer Surf Camp has been teaching children how to surf on Anna Maria Island for the last 3 years.

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Imagine Yourself On The Beaches Of Anna Maria Island

The word on the beach is that the weather is still extremely cold and nasty in most of the county.  Imagine yourself spending your days on the beaches of Anna Maria Island soaking up the sun, swimming, enjoying water sports, or anything else that your heart desires.  At night treat yourself to dinner and drinks at one of our exquisite Anna Maria Island restaurants.

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Bay Front Park On Anna Maria Island

Bay Front Park Anna Maria Island

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.

Feel like walking to a restaurant from Bay Front park?  There are a few choices.  The Waterfront restaurant is fine dining just a short walk to the South as well as the public pier restaurant.  A bit closer to the North is the Rod and Reel restaurant.

 

Coquina Beach Sunset In November 2010

 

Coquina Beach –  Thanksgiving is almost here, the weather is perfect, Anna Maria Island beaches are soaked in sun, and here is another reason to take an Anna Maria Island Vacation.  While millions of people are starting to endure the long hard winter, Anna Maria Island Vacationers are enjoying perfect weather, and amazing sunsets.

Take a look at the video below, featuring a beautiful Blue Heron eating a fish at sunset on Coquina Beach.  Coquina Public Beach is located in Bradenton Beach just south of Bridge Street at the south end of Anna Maria Island.

 

Manatee Beach On Anna Maria Island

Manatee Public Beach
Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Public Beach is located in Holmes Beach where Manatee Avenue runs right into the Gulf of Mexico.  Manatee Public Beach has free parking, picnic tables, public restrooms, a playground on the beach for children, a fishing pier,  a café right on the beach with food and drinks, and a lifeguard on duty.

Manatee Public Beach is a great place to spend the day playing volleyball, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing in the Florida sun.  If you are enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation and are in need of transportation jump aboard the Anna Maria Island Trolley (it’s free!!!) and can take you to all of Anna Maria Island’s Beaches.  When you get hungry or feel like a cold drink you don’t even need to leave the beach, take a stroll to the café at Manatee Public Beach,  they offer both inside and outside dining areas,  I’m sure will find a sandwich or a tasty snack to cure your appetite.  Next to the café is a gift shop with souvenirs and blow up rafts.  Manatee Public Beach also has a small beach bar where you can grab a cold beer and watch the sun slowly slip away into the Gulf Of Mexico.

Just remember in your quest for the perfect beach, outdoor dining, fishing, shopping, entertainment, or the best place to catch a tan, check in with one of our Anna Maria Island vacation specialists and make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals just around the corner from Manatee Public Beach and all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!

CURRENTLY CLOSED: FREE BEER!!!…Tomorrow ~ As Always At Rotten Ralph’s On Historic Bradenton Beach Pier

 

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.

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Beautiful Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island October

Grab your beach chairs, pack up a cooler and spend the day at the beach. It is eighty six degrees outside, the average water temperature this time of year is eighty five, and the sugar sand beaches on Anna Maria Island have never been more beautiful. Pristine beaches as far as my eyes can see, and everyone is enjoying their favorite outdoor activities.

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