Anna Maria Island Beaches, Weather and Temperatures

Anna Maria Island – Included in this article you will find a series of links about Anna Maria Island. The facts you will find are general in nature but could provide “Jeopardy” like questions regarding Anna Maria Island. For example, “Zero,” the question? How many Hurricanes have hit Anna Maria Island from 1950 to 2015? Another example, 74.8 Degrees F. What is the average temperature on Anna Maria Island? I think you now have the hang of it…

Anna Maria Island has three cities. This may not sound unusual however locals consider it interesting that we require three cities on a small 9 mile long by 10+ block wide island. Islanders are passionate about retaining our old Florida charm so there are plenty of volunteers to aide in decision making on the island. A Tale of three cities…

The Gulf waters become bath-like by the middle of the summer. It still offers fabulous refreshment, but each summer it still amazes me how warm the water becomes. Obviously as the ambient temperature increases so does the water temperature.

Anna Maria Island Gulf Water Temperatures

Anna Maria Island gulf water temperatures are gorgeous. Northern visitors may even swim all year long! The Gulf of Mexico as well as the Tampa Bay offer warmer swimming temperatures amazingly early in our Spring season. On warm days you can usually see a child or even adult taking a dip in our gulf waters any month of year. However, the length of time you might want to swim in the Gulf or Bay has much to do with the month of the year.

Anna Maria Island gulf water temperatures and safety

As usual we suggest all the same common sense safety practices while swimming with children.  Keep younger children in a water height that will easily allow them to get their head above water.  They will  also need to gather their footing quickly if they are knocked over by a large wave.  Normally the Gulf is very calm and a toddler can play in the Gulf with little to no effort.  If you are concerned about a toddlers swimming safety purchase some arm floater’s at anyone of the local shopping centers on Anna Maria Island or in Bradenton.  Take a look below at the AVERAGE sea temperatures to give you an idea of what time of year you find swimming in the Gulf acceptable.

High                Season                 Low
85                   Spring                   77
89                   Summer                80
86                   Fall                        68
77                   Winter                   65