Anna Maria Island contains three separate communities. Anna Maria is close to Bradenton, the city across the Intracoastal Waterway that starts where Sarasota ends. Seven-and-a-half-mile Anna Maria Island is a nostalgic look back to a time when people and things moved slower. Historic Anna Maria is typified by old beach cottages and easy-going seafood houses.

Bradenton Beach, a classic beach town, in recent years has taken steps to preserve its history and character. It offers visitors a maritime museum and waterfront seafood houses. Fishing and eco-tourism excursions depart from the docks along with commercial boats.

Bradenton Beach Marina is your one stop provider for all activities on the waters of Anna Maria Island. The marina offers boat rentals, jet ski rentals and tours, and more. The friendly staff will assist you in finding just the right activity to complete your stay on Anna Maria Island. Round out your visit to the island with a ride on the Bradenton Beach Marina Tour Boat for dolphin watching or a spectacular sunset cruise.

Fly with Yolo Adventures and catch the view of a lifetime from above the beautiful waters around Anna Maria Island!

Don't miss Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) on the Pier at the end of Bridge Street. Surrounded by water, this family favorite has extended it's restaurant family to Bradenton Beach. Enjoy local fresh seafood and landlubber fare in an old Anna Maria Island atmosphere that can't be beat.
Dining on Anna Maria Island
Enjoy fine dining with a casual touch at one of Anna Maria Island's
many fabulous restaurants.
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Parasailing on Anna Maria Island
Catch a parasailing adventure with a unique view of
Anna Maria Island.
Jet Ski with Adventure Away
Explore and enjoy the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island from a jet ski, paddleboard, kayak or boat.