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The cozy, quaint feel of Anna Maria Island makes it the perfect place to eat grouper sandwiches and kayak with dolphins. That's why Anna Maria Island was chosen as the "#3 Prettiest City in the Country" by Forbes in 2013, one of the "Top 30 Islands in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler in 2014 and one of the "Top 10 Island Beaches for Perfect Sand" by Condé Nast Traveler in 2015. In addition to being a "TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Destination Winner 2013 and 2014" it has also been named the "Top Family Vacation" spot in all of the US.
While you’re here, visit Anna Maria Beach, tucked away on the north end of the island—a cozy paradise that hasn’t changed much since the 70s. Enjoy a beachfront view free from many luxurious rentals. Then hop over to Anna Maria Bayfront Park, where sweeping views of Tampa Bay and the iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge are available from almost every angle. With numerous award-winning beaches, restaurants, and events, Anna Maria Island is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
From live music and art exhibits to family-friendly activities and water sports, check out what’s coming up!
When you need a break from the land, rent a kayak, canoe or powerboat, go fishing, parasailing, windsurfing, try horse surfing or just dive in. We have water activities for every age!