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Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / AttractionsIsland Life


Anna Maria Island offers some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Unique to our island is that all seven and a half miles of Gulf coastline is public and beach access is normally located at the end of every street. Here are some points of interest going north to south.

Outdoor Activities

Anna Maria Island and Nearby Bradenton are great family spots to spend your vacation. There are so many fun things to do while you enjoy the island life. Take full advantage of our local vendors that offer rental equipment and activities from boating, fishing, Kayaking, parasailing, parks, and museums to make your vacation more enjoyable.


From fun waterside tiki bars to elegant bistros, Anna Maria has it all. Here are a few to help you with your search for some great food on the island. Here is a list of Anna Maria Island Restaurants broken down for you by location. Most have websites for your convenience.