Anna Maria Island sits at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay and is a wonderfully laid back place to visit. A mere seven miles in length the barrier island is most well known for the beautiful white-sand beaches that overlook the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida.
Although in recent years there has been greater development the island provides a quieter alternative to the mainland and retains an old fashioned charm not widely found in Florida. The three small towns on the island, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach operate at a slow pace but offer a good selection of restaurants, shops and local amenities.
A short 50 minute journey from Tampa Bay the island is easily accessed by road and connected to the mainland by two impressive bridges.
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Places near Anna Maria Island
- Sarasota 17 miles away
- Clearwater 33 miles away
- Tampa 35 miles away
- Florida 78 miles away
- Fort Myers 80 miles away
- Sanibel Island & Captiva Island 82 miles away
- Crystal River 98 miles away
- Orlando 109 miles away
- Naples 111 miles away
- Cape Canaveral 143 miles away
- St. Augustine 187 miles away
- Miami 197 miles away
- Key West 213 miles away
- Islamorada 221 miles away
- Tallahassee 225 miles away
- Fernandina Beach 232 miles away
- Jekyll Island 259 miles away
- Panama City Beach 264 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Anna Maria Island
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Anna Maria Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island, the Mainsail Beach Inn offers guests a superb island experience.