Anna Maria Beach
STEP BACK IN TIME to OLD FLORIDA
No facilities but, the tranquility of this
stretch of sand is exceptional for the mind and for the soul. A short stroll from your brightly colored towel will
lead to the Sandbar Restaurant where youíll sink in the sand at your own beachside table. Check out the spectacular
views of Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge, St. Petersburg and donít forget to plan for a remarkable sunset! The beach is
huge and extends around the tip of the island. Narrow streets may hamper weekend parking. So, arrive early.
This quiet residential community has an
abundance of rental homes and cottages. Beach access can be obtained by traveling some of the side streets along the
gulf. Most residents of Anna Maria prefer to ride their bikes, as the "city" is truly a quaint little village.
Pine Street serves as the main thoroughfare, leading from bay to beach. "Two" unobtrusive shopping centers
add to the charming family stores and breakfast cafes housed in quaint Florida cottages. Inspired by natural beauty,
many artists reside in the area where the fruits of their efforts can be found in island galleries.
Free Parking is available in a lot at the
corner of Spring Ave. and Gulf Drive. If staying on Anna Maria Island, leave your car and ride the "FREE trolleys"
that travel daily from Coquina Beach to Anna Maria Pier; with service starting at 6:00a.m. till 10:30p.m. at 20-30
The vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island
vary from apartment efficiencies and motel rooms to cottages and rental condominiums. The atmosphere is relaxing and
casual with plenty of good restaurants, performing arts and quaint little shops. What makes Anna Maria so attractive
to visitors is its private island feel... so book early and go back in time on this little island paradise.
See more of this secluded beach by visiting our Anna Maria Beach Photo Gallery
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