Anna Maria Island Beaches


Just west of Bradenton, overlooking the mouth of Tampa Bay, Anna Maria is legendary for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint shopping districts. Free of high-rises, theme parks, and water slides, this little island is fishing, birding, and kayaking paradise. 

Extending north and around the tip of the island is Anna Maria Beach with spectacular views of Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge, and St. Petersburg. Quaint residential streets with towering Australian Pines access Holmes Beach offering a stunning quiet stretch of shoreline. 

Manatee and Cortez Beaches are popular family destinations offering all the amenities even teens would enjoy while the City of Bradenton Beach has a beautiful sandy shore that’s accessible to downtown shopping and dining. At the southern end, Coquina Beach flanks Gulf Drive on both sides where young people gather and enjoy a little kite surfing while naturalists hit the trails and fishermen cast their lines. Kayaks and boat enthusiasts can launch right into Sarasota Bay with easy access to the Gulf. 

Sneak a peek at all six spectacular beaches…

Anna Maria Beach | Holmes Beach | Manatee Beach | Bradenton Beach | Cortez Beach | Coquina Beach