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6 Reasons to Visit Anna Maria Island in The Fall

When you think of a vacation to Anna Maria Island you might immediately imagine warm summer days on the beach. However, the fall also happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit Anna Maria Island.

With weather that is still pleasant and warm, swimmable clear ocean waters, low rates on house rentals on Anna Maria Island, and far less of a crowd, the island is an ideal destination for a quick getaway or a long family retreat during this time of year.

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These 6 reasons might convince you to start planning a fall vacation to Anna Maria Island today:

Reason #1 – Great rates on vacation rentals

You can save a quite a bit on many pet-friendly house rentals on Anna Maria Island and other vacation rentals by choosing to book them in the fall.

Because the island isn’t as busy you’ll get major discounts compared to peak season prices, allowing you to extend your vacation and see more of the island.

Reason #2 – Uncrowded family friendly beaches

The popular public beaches on Anna Maria Island are less crowded during the fall. Although they certainly won’t be totally open, there are fewer people as the busy summer tourist season comes to an end.

It will be easier to find parking and enjoy a bit more privacy than usual. Coquina and Manatee Public Beaches have excellent facilities for families and are open every day of the year. They have lifeguards on duty from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Reason #3 – Beautiful fall weather

Anna Maria Island still has beautiful and pleasantly warm weather throughout the fall days. Temperatures hover around an average high of 80-89, meaning that the sea temperatures are also warm and swimmable on many days.

Your comfort in the water will also depend on wind and sunshine, but on many days, the water will be warm and inviting, especially in September and October.

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Reason #4 – Farmers markets open in the fall

The fall is also when the exciting local farmers markets on the island start to open again. Around November 15th the Historic Bridge Street market opens which is growing every year and features local musicians, crafts, gourmet foods, jewelry, and several local vendors.

The Coquina Beach market also starts in November and is open every Sunday until the summer with a similar array of local vendors, food, crafts, and goods for purchase in one of the most picturesque beach settings that you’ll find on the island.

Reason #5 – Fun local events to participate it

Throughout the fall, you’ll find plenty of community events to attend on the island and in the Bradenton area.

Bayfest on Pine Avenue is held every October which is the island’s longest running crafts, food and music festival.

Other options include frequent local art events and several other music and cultural events held in Bradenton and Sarasota.

Reason #6 – So many attractions to see

You’ll have access to all of the same indoor and outdoor attractions available to you during the summer, and you’ll often get discounts as well.

Kayak on a guided tour at the nearby fascinating Robinson Nature Preserve or walk the Coquina Boardwalk at Leffis Key to see much of the island’s wildlife.

Visit the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium with its fascinating educational exhibits or book a fishing charter or dolphin viewing tour.

The options are endless and you’ll find plenty to fill your schedule with. So, start planning your fall vacation and book one of our house rentals on Anna Maria Island at a low rate today!

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