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Anna Maria Island is a barrier island in West Central Florida. It contains the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach.

Get in[edit]

From Bradenton, take the Cortez Bridge. From 2-3pm it is often busy.

Get around[edit]

  • Anna Maria Island Trolley. Anna Maria Island has a free trolley service run by Manatee County Area Transit that travels the entire island, from Coquina Beach all the way to the public pier on the north side of Anna Maria City. Trolleys depart from the terminal stops 6AM-10PM daily, and take about 30 minutes to reach the end of the line. A schedule in PDF format is available: [1].


  • White sand beaches
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Old Florida charm


  • Anna Maria Island Historical Society for a look at this island paradise in its original form when it was discovered by local Indian tribes the Timucan and Caloosan American Indian tribes and then by Spanish explorers.
  • See the Island by bicycle or kayak. Available for rent at Bike and Kayak rentals [2]. Free delivery to you vacation home before you arrive. 941-462-2719





Go next[edit]

Routes through Anna Maria Island
END  W Florida 64.svg E  BradentonAvon Park
END  N Florida 789.svg S  Longboat KeySarasota

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