Anna Maria Island Beaches

            

         Anna Maria Island Beaches

 

Anna Maria Island is 7.5 miles long and less than 1 mile wide. It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see! White sand and clear blue water surround this coastline. Spend the day in paradise!

 

Anna Maria Beach- On the northern most tip of the island, this beach has views of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Bridge. Free parking is available on the corner of Gulf Drive and Spring Avenue.

 

Holmes Beach- Beach access is available on residential side streets off of Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach runs from Beach Drive to 27th Street.

 

Manatee Beach- Manatee Beach is located at the end of State Road 64 (Manatee Avenue) after crossing over the Manatee Avenue Bridge and Palma Sola Causeway. This public beach offers restrooms, showers, lifeguards, picnic tables, volleyball, children’s playground, cafe’ with nightly entertainment, and free parking.

 

Bradenton Beach- Bradenton Beach runs from Cortez Beach to 25th Street North. Parking is free on the streets and small parking areas along the beach. Small gift shops and restaurants are concentrated along Bridge Street.

 

Cortez Beach- Beach extends from 5th Street to 13th Street along Gulf Drive. Free parking is available all along the beach.

 

Coquina Beach- Located on the southern end of the island, this beach is 96 acres with views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, and Jewfish Key. Coquina Gulfside park is 22 acres with free parking, restrooms, showers, lifeguards, picnic tables, grills, volleyball nets, and a playground. A concession area and gift shop are located by the main entrance. Pavilions holding up to 96 people are available to rent for the day. On the bay side, Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key has boardwalks and trails that wind around the mangrove covered shoreline.