Anna Maria Island offers active vacationers plenty of opportunities to get out and play. Fishing and watersports enthusiasts enjoy a veritable playground in the Bradenton area, which lays claim to 20 miles of beaches, and access to the Manatee River, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota Bay. It is also home to some 50 area golf courses ranging from par three executive courses to 18-hole public, semi-private and private clubs that rival any in the state.
Add to the mix a few fun beachfront restaurants and luxury accommodations, and you've got all the fixin's for a vacation hotspot. A true oasis, Anna Maria Island remains a friendly, uncrowded place where you can laze beneath a palm tree and sip a frozen margarita in your flip-flops.