Located on Florida’s west coast, Anna Maria Island offers its visitors a relaxed, paradisiacal atmosphere. Some have commented that the island’s white sand beaches are some of the most stunning and beautiful in the world.
With no buildings over 3 stories, even the island’s architecture shows itself as laid back, inviting, and representative of what some call “Old Florida.” With its beaches, shopping options, and convenient location, this Floridian island offers a relaxing treat for any visitor.
Boasting seven miles of beaches, with even more nearby on the mainland, Anna Maria Island has no lack of gorgeous beach space. Unlike other similar beaches in the gulf, these beaches are beautiful and relaxing, due in part to the inviting and tranquil community on the island.
Things to Do
The area also offers visitor’s access to its vibrant local arts and antiques scene. For the visitor looking for a unique and creative souvenir the island offers many options for shopping, such as:
• Gift shops
• Antique shops
Additionally, flea markets and yard sales are a common occurrence on the island, offering visitors more opportunities to find the perfect antique, souvenir or work of art.
Great Ideas for Day Trips
For travelers looking for a diverse experience, the island has a convenient location for making day trips to such attractions as:
• Sea World
• Universal Studios
• Disney World
• The Kennedy Space Center
• Cypress Gardens
• Busch Gardens
• Orlando’s Church Station
Without a doubt, Anna Maria Island is certain to delight travelers with its beaches, restful ambiance, and convenient location.