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Holmes Beach Activities


Holmes Beach offers a variety of shops and boutiques that include fine art stores, jewelry shops, fun souvenir boutiques and lovely coastal home décor and fashions! Purchase lovely souvenirs and home décor at the popular Sand Dollar Gift Shop or treat yourself to the eclectic and unique jewelry pieces of Creations By L! For all things watersports you simply can’t miss stopping by the West Coast Surf Shop located conveniently just south of the Public Beach! For a completed list of all of the shopping opportunities on the Island please see below:

Restless Natives
The Egret’s Landing
Island Bazaar
Deep Blue Clothing
Creations by L
Sun & Surf Beach Shop
Mister Roberts
Irene’s Resort Wear
Westcoast Surf Shop


If you are a foodie, than you will simply love the different variations of dining that you will find in Holmes Beach! A local favorite and must visit is Skinny’s Place-a mom and pop burger shop located across the street from the popular Public Beach. There is no better way to cool off after an exhilarating morning at the beach! If you love breakfast food than you can’t miss out on Anna Maria Island Beach Café’s amazing pancake deal—$3.99 for all you can eat pancakes and it gets better—enjoy your meal overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, it just doesn’t get any better than that! From fine dining to grab-on-the-go, you will find it all on Holmes Beach! To view all of the dining options, please view below:

Anna Maria Island Beach Café
Hurricane Hanks
Skinny’s Place
Beach Bistro
Island Coffee Haus
Island Gourmet Grill
Holy Cow Ice Cream
Mr. Bones BBQ
941 Deli
Paradise Café and Bagels
Havana Cabana
Beach Bistro
Island Fresh Market
Tortilla Bay
Duffy’s Tavern
A Moveable Feast


Holmes Beach offers many fun activities for all ages! If you enjoy art than a great place to visit is the Island Gallery West where you can see various art pieces by local and regional artists! With several pristine beaches to choose from you simply can’t go wrong—try the several different beach accesses along Gulf Dr to find your favorite! Fun and More Rentals is an amazing rental company that offers everything from baby supplies, to bicycles, paddleboards and more! Rent bikes during your stay and enjoy the views and Gulf breezes on this pedestrian friendly Island! The Public Beach is a local and tourist favorite hot spot where you can enjoy a friendly game of beach volleyball or watch your little ones laugh and play on the playground! Have you always wanted to try yoga on the beach? Starfish Yoga offers numerous different classes including paddleboard yoga! The Holmes Beach Public Library provides plenty of events for children and adults alike—different types of classes, readings and more. One thing is for sure, there is something to enjoy for everyone!