On Beautiful Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach is located in the city of Bradenton Beach and is accessed from most side streets off Gulf Drive. Featuring long views up and down the coastline, the beach extends north from Coquina and Cortez beaches. Adding to its charm is its connection to casual dining, ice cream parlors, and quaint little shops.
Parking on side streets is limited, so arrive early on weekends! If staying on the island, leave the car behind and hop aboard a Free Trolley running north on Marina Drive and South on Gulf Drive to more beach and shopping districts. For only 75 cents, take the Longboat Key Trolley @ Coquina Beach to downtown Sarasota with stops on Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle. Daily service runs from 6 am to 11 pm every 30 minutes.
Looking for a place to stay?
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.