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Anna Maria Island is one of the best vacation destinations in the world. With it’s stunning oceans, laid back island style and up to date rental properties, it is easy to come back here time and time again. The island is made up of three cities including Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. Each part of the island has its own unique charm and appeal from restaurants to attractions, dining, activities and much much more. Click on one of the links below for more information on this gulf front paradise.

You will find that all of these communities are unique in their own aspect yet somehow blend effortlessly into the neighboring communities. The friendly atmosphere wouldn’t be what it is today without these surrounding communities because the welcoming feel of Anna Maria Island is what makes it so unique compared to the other commercialized areas of Florida. No matter which Anna Maria Island community you choose, you are guaranteed to have a fabulous family vacation.

Anna Maria Beach Resort

The Anna Maria Beach Resort is the product of a full renovation and complete transformation of the old Blue Water Beach Resort located at 6306 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach.

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Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach is a truly fantastic place to spend your vacation days, as it has a more private and laid back atmosphere compared to some of the other beaches in the area.

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Bean Point

Bean Point is now known for being one of the most exclusive and private beach areas on Anna Maria Island. For many years, this area was a bit of a hidden gem, but it is now considered one of the “must visit” attractions on the island.

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Manatee Public Beach

As one of the island’s top family beaches, Manatee Public Beach has just about every facility that you could ever need. Facilities here include an extensive parking lot, restrooms, changing cabanas, gift shop, wheelchairs, playground, volleyball courts, showers, picnic tables, and lifeguards.

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Eat Here - Restaurant

Eat Here is open for dinner every day of the week from 5 to 10 p.m., accepting both reservations and walk-ins. Call the Eat Here team at (941) 778-0411 after 3 p.m. to book a table. For those keen for a night in, you can order online for pick-up.

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Harry’s Grill and Bistro

Music, great food and fun are simple yet defining factors of Harry’s Grill and Bistro. This local favorite establishment was started by Mark and Jan Labriola who met on Match.com about 5 years ago before deciding to launch their island venture.

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Ginny and Jane’s Cafe

This quaint café has been around for a while and offers a bit of everything interesting and fun that Anna Maria Island is known for, including friendly and welcoming service rooted in “Old Florida” hospitality and tradition.

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The Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant is the definitive restaurant on the island, an ideal encapsulation of all the best elements of Florida’s small-town lifestyle.

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The Beach House Restaurant

One of the most exciting upscale dining experiences on Anna Maria Island is found at the beautiful Beach House Restaurant located in Bradenton Beach.

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The Donut Experiment

With great coffee, addicting donuts and low prices, the shop is often packed on any given day of the week, but it’s certainly worth taking a quick detour to check out whenever you’re on the north end of the island.

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The Wicked Cantina

The ideal place to grab a perfectly made margarita, it’s also one of the best and least expensive waterfront dining options on the island. You’ll get some gorgeous views of the beach and gulf right on the deck!

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Two Scoops - Ice Cream

Two Scoops is popular because of its unique and enticing ice cream flavors as well as several other made from scratch dessert choices such as sundaes, banana splits, shakes, along with a full breakfast and lunch menu full of traditional American favorites.

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Sign of the Mermaid

Sign of the Mermaid is still a bit of a hidden gem on Anna Maria Island among travelers, however, it has been open since 1992 and is a favorite among locals who appreciate great food.

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The French Table

Husband and wife team Marieke and Christophe Celis opened the French Table in 2014 to offer the authentic Southern French cuisine they know so well in a small and cozy restored building.

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Beach Farmers Market

Beach Market at Coquina Beach is open a little longer than Bridge Street, running from November to July and is open from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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Rod and Reel Pier - Attraction

Many people talk about the appeal of dining near the water, but at the Rod and Reel Pier you can truly have lunch right over the ocean at the end of a pier extends into the gulf.

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Back Alley Treasures

Back Alley Treasures is many “things” without ultimately being any one “thing.” It’s a shop, bar and café that brings a homely energy to Bradenton Beach.

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Bridge Street Shopping

Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach is one of Anna Maria Island’s favorite areas for shopping, dining, and poking around town.

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