Anna Maria Island Living

Anna Maria Island is the place to live and work. Located in Manatee county between the Gulf of Mexico and the Inter coastal waters of Tampa Bay.

Once a best-kept secret among Floridians, Anna Maria Island has always been known for its sugar-white beach coastline, emerald green and blue Gulf waters and quaint business districts. People from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you – A Piece of Paradise.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset over the Gulf of Mexico all in one day! Anna Maria Island is an ideal place to get away from it all. Beautiful tropical foliage embraces you as you relax, watch the dolphins play, and the manatees glide through the water.

Anna Maria Island is a place where “old” Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph. High rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from our pristine destination.

Anna Maria Wild Life

Walk the 7 miles of white sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico and see all the wild life from Sea Gulls to Turtles being born right here on Anna Maria Beaches. See the animals that inhabit the island, you’ll be amazed to see some of the creatures that are right under your nose. Read More Here

Rod and Reel Pier

The Rod and Reel Pier is a one of Anna Maria Islands hidden treasure dining experiences. Tucked away on the far North end of Anna Maria, it is a "Little Bit of Old Florida" serving traditional fare, local favorites and famous fish specials since 1947.

The History of the Anna Maria Island City Pier

It took a long time for Anna Maria Island to be “put on the map.” The island was hardly populated at the turn of the 20th century, with access only available by boat. But after the development of a bridge connecting the island to the mainland, the population boomed.

It was only a matter of time for Anna Maria Island to become a bustling island paradise filled with trade, incredible fishing, and local attractions. 

Nearly three years after Hurricane Irma destroyed the historic Anna Maria City Pier, the rebuilt, popular landmark reopened in June 2020. The opening marked the end of the $6.8 million pier project reaching out more than 800 feet into Tampa Bay. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the pier, but visitors and anglers may bring sandwiches and a cooler. There will be seating available for fishing and sightseeing. Visitors will need to follow any health regulations in place. Pier Location: 100 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, FL 34216

Endless Activity Options

You need never leave the area to find fun and relaxation. Our 7-mile-long stretch of island, sitting in the Gulf of Mexico, is home to the island’s three cities – City of Bradenton Beach (to the south), City of Holmes Beach (in the center) and the City of Anna Maria (to the north). All three cities provide access to spectacular beaches, accommodations and outdoor activities.

Take a step back in time just off island in Cortez Village. Across the Intracoastal waterway, Cortez is one of the last remaining working fishing villages on Florida’s southwest Gulf coast. The historic working waterfront of Cortez has a fascinating Florida Maritime Museum, housed in the restored historic 1912 schoolhouse, located on the park-like grounds of the Cortez Nature Preserve.