About AMI

Welcome to Island Destinations located on charming Anna Maria Island. Our 7 mile barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico has gorgeous blue water and white sand beaches. Drive, boat or fly into conveniently located Sarasota or Tampa Airports. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find a community with friendly locals, golf cart and bike rentals, fishing and dolphin charters, and plenty of world renowned beaches. Three cities comprise the island, each one with a unique feel and experience.

The City of Anna Maria, located on the north end of the island, offers shopping on Pine Ave, both beach and waterfront dining options, a community beach playground with views of Tampa Bay, and fishing and dining at the historic Rod & Reel Pier. Anna Maria is also home to The Center, a recreational and athletic club offering tennis courts, pickle-ball, athletic equipment, yoga classes and special events for locals and visitors alike.

Named after Jack Holmes, Holmes Beach is popular destination due to its location in the middle of the island. You’ll build family memories and sandcastles while here! Enjoy dining and shopping, nightlife, the Island’s only dog park, a community baseball field and tennis courts, and the Manatee County public beach known for their famous ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast. Publix grocery store, Walgreens and CVS are also located in Holmes Beach, as well as liquor stores and just about anything else you can imagine.

Just north of Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach is home of the historical Bridge Street. Bridge Street is known for putt putt golf at The Fish Hole, local shops and restaurants. On the Bridge Street Pier, you’ll discover fresh seafood at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, as well as a family friendly fishing pier with swings and benches where you can enjoy the water views and watch for dolphins in the inter-coastal. Many of Bradenton Beach’s restaurants offer outdoor dining, music and nightlife. The Coquina Beach pedestrian path offers a perfect spot to run while enjoying beach views.

The FREE Manatee Island Trollies provide an easy way to access all three cities while you enjoy the scenery and time with your family and friends.