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Anna Maria Island sits a 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.

Anna Maria IslandAlthough 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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    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.

    • Mainsail Beach Inn, Anna Maria Island

      Mainsail Beach Inn

      First Class

      Overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island, the Mainsail Beach Inn offers guests a superb island experience.

    • Harrington House, Anna Maria Island

      Harrington House

      First Class

      With stunning views across the Gulf of Mexico, Harrington House is a delightful base for a stay on Anna Maria Island.