Activities & Travel
Anna Maria Island is about 40 miles south of Tampa and is one of Florida's barrier islands. The island is relatively small, only seven miles long, and with three bridges to serve it, provides easy access to the mainland. White, sugar soft, sand beaches stretch over seven miles on Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Three bridges provide easy access from the island to the mainland. Anna Maria Island is one of the few islands in this country, which does not allow high-rise construction and preserves the Gulf views for all its citizens.
Anna Maria Island offers over twenty excellent, top rated restaurants that are all within a 10 minute drive. Click here for additional restaurant information.
Dozens of local retail shops are within a short bicycle or old fashion trolley ride. Internationally known St. Armands Key is just a 20-minute drive. Food and Beverage shopping is just a four-minute drive. Click here for additional Shopping information.
Live Theater, Art Galleries and Orchestra are within a few minutes on the island and within a 25-minute drive to the cultural center of Southwest Florida, Sarasota. The internationally significant Mote Marine Center and Aquarium is a 10-minute drive. There are over 36 golf courses within a 30-minute drive. The baseball spring camps of the Chicago White Sox's, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees are all within a one hour drive. Football with the Tampa Buccaneers is a one-hour drive. The world famous Marie Selby Botanical Gardens attraction is a 25-minute drive. Busch Gardens and Cypress Gardens are a 1ｽ-hour drive. Disney World and Sea World are a 2ｽ hour drive. Holmes Beach Library is a 3-minute drive.
Fishing, Boating & Diving:
The finest guides for both inshore and offshore excursions are just a few minutes away. Kayak and canoe echo tours are available nearby. Power and sailboat rentals are available just minutes away.
Seven miles of wide pristine white sand for strolling or jogging are at your back door.
You can swim in our heated pool or the warm aqua marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is a 1/2-hour drive. The Tampa International Airport is a 1-hour drive. The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is about a 3/4-hour drive. Click here for additional information on getting to Anna Maria Island.