Anna Maria island Florida
Anna Maria island unspoiled beach destination on the Gulf of Mexico is located in Manatee County, on the west coast of Florida, United States. Anna Maria Island, 7.5 miles long and less than 1 mile wide, is a barrier between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Anna Maria Island is divided in three different cities, Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria island, vacation getaway, can be accessed by three draw bridges across Sarasota Bay, one from Longboat key and one from the mainland by the main Cortez road which bring into Bradenton Beach, south of Anna Maria island, and one from the mainland by the other main road of Manatee to west of Anna Maria island. With its crystal white beaches and an average year-round temperature of 74 degrees, Anna Maria Island is a year-round tourist beach destination, a favorite vacation paradise among local, national and international travelers.
Anna Maria Island has four beautifully maintained public beaches, Bay front Park, Manatee, Bradenton Beach and Coquina. The view of Bradenton Beach from the Bird's Nest vacation rentals apartments complex is worth easily a million dollars, not to mention the breathtaking sunsets. At walking distance Para-sail craft, sailboat and powerboat rentals, including jet skis, are available to meet the specific needs of families. On Anna Maria island a variety of restaurants offer cuisine varying from the European to delightful local seafood served in a charming informal atmosphere. The island has 3 fishing piers, Rod and Reel, Anna Maria City Pier and the Bradenton Beach City Pier which is at walking distance from Bird's Nest apartments and the newly restored Bridge Street, home to Post Office. Anna Maria Island is serviced by a free trolley-style bus that runs north and south on Gulf Drive and connects with both the MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) system serving Bradenton area and the SCAT (Sarasota County) Anna Maria Island is known as the "wedding capital of Florida and the Chamber of Commerce hosts every year a Wedding Festival.
The "private paradise" for families, honeymooners and for those who love enjoying vacation seeking natural beauty. The perfect place for those looking for adventures by taking a parasailing ride or a deep sea fishing charter. Golf or tennis is your game? Manatee and Sarasota counties provide with a choice of more than 44 golf courses and to improve your game, the internationally famous David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and IMG Academy. Anna Maria island is the ideal place to relax, enjoy, make memories and getaway from it all...