Florida Beach Vacation – Discover Anna Maria Island

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A Beach Vacation in Florida You won’t Forget!

A beach vacation in Florida can be the perfect vacation for you and your family. There is something about a beach vacation in Florida that cannot be described. It is a perfect getaway from hectic hustle bustle of city life. The sugar white beach sand is well complemented by the deep blue skies. There are many beaches in Florida that would grab your attention for the very fact that it is a tourist haven. The beaches in Anna Maria Island are worth a visit for its sheer beauty and serenity. Anna Maria Island is a barrier island in Florida. The sleepy island was once considered to be a hidden gem. However, the past few decades have seen growth in tourism. This has drawn a lot of attention and a horde of tourists to this island. In this article, we are going to have a closer look at a few of the famous beaches in Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria Beach
This beach is accessible through the side streets along the Gulf Drive. This magnificent beach is an exceptional replica of Old Florida. Though the beach does not boast many facilities, there is plenty to enjoy. Just a stroll on the beach is relaxing and fun. The Sandbar restaurant is a well known land mark and a must visit. Benches laid right on the sand offers a splendid view of the skyway bridge, St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay. An overwhelming sunset view adds to the allure of the Anna Maria Beach.
Holmes Beach
This beach is at the center of Anna Maria Island. It is one of busiest part of the island and is a residential area. Though there are not many facilities on the beach, you have plenty to look forward to. It is the sort of beach where you would not mind spending your whole day. Some of the entries to the beach have picnic tables, which are covered by Australian pines making it a perfect spot to park oneself and enjoy the beach. If you desire you can hire a boat and go out on a private fishing tour or just enjoy a pancake breakfast at “Café on the Beach”.
Bradenton Beach
Located in the city of Bradenton Beach it can be accessed through the side streets of Gulf Drive. It is one of those beaches where you can be sure to find a people around. Lined with casual dining, beach bars, ice-cream parlors and so on, there are plenty of attractions on these beaches. Make the most of the watery deeps by going on a fishing trip. There is limited parking available, so it is better to arrive early!
Accommodations
Anna Maria Island offers a variety of options, ranging from motels, vacation rentals, cottages, rental condominiums and resorts. Some that you may want to consider are Sandcastle Condo – Located on the Gulf Drive South, A Lime Cottage – 3 minutes away from Bradenton Beach, Costa Lotta – Located close to the Holmes Beach.

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