A rare gem on the Florida Gulf Coast. White sandy beaches and the perfect climate of the tropics makes this a beloved vacation spot. Many original homes from the 50's and 60's line the beautiful beaches, bringing to mind the classic feel of the south.
The 7 miles of beach and beach homes makes Anna Maria Island a favorite Florida vacation destination.
Many unique shopping establishments feature local arts and crafts, and the many dining options will please any palette with their use of local ingredients. A free island trolley runs north and south down the island, helping you get to around and explore.
From May to October, Anna Maria Island is a great place to see sea turtles come ashore. The protection of sea turtles is very important to the island, as most sea turtle species are endangered.
You may be lucky enough to spot a few on your trip!