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About the Island


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About the Island


Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway, Anna Maria Island is an easy 1 1/2-hour drive from Tampa.

Boasting arguably the whitest and most pristine seven miles of beach in the US, Anna Maria Island on the west coast of Florida just south of Tampa is a coveted destination for Floridians and global travelers alike.

Able to rival many popular international beach destinations the island’s natural beauty and commitment to restricted development (no building is over three stories) have proven tasty and satisfying to those who cross Florida’s intercoastal waterway to visit the island.  Unlike many Florida beach communities Anna Maria Island appears to be unaffected by the unrelenting commercialism typically associated with beach communities.  This is predominantly due to an island wide commitment to restricted and limited development which has a major impact on its visual beauty and natural scale, leaving travelers with a refreshingly relaxed visit.

Once a sleepy beach community with little national or international recognition, Anna Maria Island has now become commonplace for the discerning traveler who is looking to unplug from a world often running at high speed.  You will not find fast food, wi-fi hotspots or familiar chain establishments on the island, instead locally owned and operated conveniences ranging from shabby to chic all retaining a unique island flair that is sure to intrigue and satisfy. If you are interested in unwinding on a romantic getaway or family beach vacation, without spending a fortune on international travel, you have found the spot. Get off the grid and come and enjoy.

from: http://annamariaisland.com/information/

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Where to Eat


Where to Eat


Anna Maria Island is equipped to serve any tastes with a variety of restaurants of cost and flavor.

Waterfront Restaurant
$$$ North Island
111 South Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-1515
www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net

 

Sign of the Mermaid
$$$ North Island
9707 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-9399
www.signofthemermaidonline.com

 

Tortilla Bay
$$ Central Island
5318 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
www.tortilla-bay.com

 

Beach Bistro
$$$$ Central Island
6600 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-6444
www.beachbistro.com

 

Solo’s Pizza
$ Central Island
3244 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-8118
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Anchor Inn
$ South Island
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-3085
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Rod & Reel Pier
$ North Island
875 N Shore Dr
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-1885
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Bridge Tender Inn
$$ South Island
155 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-4849
www.bridgetenderinn.com

The Donut Expirement
210 Pine avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
PHONE: (941) 896-3172
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 7am – 1pm
http://thedonutexperiment.com

 

Mr. Bones BBQ
$ South Island
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes, Florida 34217
Phone: (941) 778-6614
www.mrbonesbbq.com

 

Beach House Restaurant
$$ Southland
200 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 779-2222
beachhouse.groupersandwich.com

 

Bridge Street Bistro
$$ South Island
111 Gulf Drive South
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 782-1122
www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com

 

Bortell’s Cocktail Lounge
$ North Island
10002 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-5487
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Hurricane Hanks
$ Central Island
5346 Gulf Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-5788
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Sand Bar Restaurant
$$ North Island
100 Spring Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-0444
sandbar.grouper sandwich.com

 

Duffy’s Tavern
$ Central Island
5808 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217
Phone: (941) 778-2501
www.duffystavernami.com

 

 

 

 

 

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What to Do


What to Do


If you are looking for things to do on the island, you won't be disappointed.

Golfing

River Run Golf Course
$$ Mainland
1801 27th St.East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: (941)708-6331
Fax: (941)708-6323
www.riverrungolflinks.com

 

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Course
$$ Mainland
4260 Ironwood Cir
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: (941)792-3288
www.pinebrookironwood.com

 

Rosedale Golf & Country Club
$$$ Mainland
5100 87th St.East
Bradenton, FL 34211
Phone: (941) 753-6200
www.rosedalegcc.com

 

Waterlefe Golf and River Club
$$$ Mainland
1022 Fish H.Cove
Bradenton, FL 34212
Phone: (941)744-0393
www.waterlefegolfandriverclub.com

 

Buffalo Creek Golf Course
$$ Mainland
8100 Erie Road
Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: (941)776-2611
co.manatee.fl.us

 

Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch
$$$ Mainland
8255 Legacy Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 3420
Phone: (941) 907-7067
www.legacygolfclub.com

 

 

 

Fishing Charters

Wolfmouth Charter
$$ Central Island
Lido Key and Longboat Key
Florida 34217
Phone: (941) 755-1632
Fax: (941) 720-4418
www.wolfmouthcharters.com

 

Dolphin Dreams Charters
$ North Island
PO Box 329
Anna Maria, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-4498
www.fishtampawaters.com

 

Stray Dog Charters
$ South Island
12507 Cortez Road, West
PO Box 131
Cortez, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 794-5615
www.straydogcharters.com