A seven-mile strip of beautiful white-sand beaches lines the barrier island of Anna Maria Island between the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida, Anna Maria Island is a barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A mere 20 minutes from Bradenton, it is located at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay neat the cities of Longboat Key, Lido Beach, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice and Manasota Key. Anna Maria Island is divided into three cities: the city of Anna Maria in the North, Holmes Beach in the middle, and Bradenton Beach in the South. Anna Maris Island offers a selection of condos, townhomes and single family homes.
It's known for its broad beaches, like Manatee Beach Park. Ana Maria Beach is tucked away at the north end of the island. Ana Mara Bayfront Park offers sweeping views of Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. In the small resort city of Anna Maria, Pine Avenue is lined with shops, galleries and award winning restaurants and events.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum features a restored 1920 cottage. Nearby, the wooden City Pier dates from 1911. In Bradenton Beach City, Bridge Street Market sells food, art and jewelry.
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