postheadericon Top 5 Free Things to Do on Anna Maria Island


We just got back from one of our favorite spots in Florida where the sand is like sugar and the emerald water is calm and warm!  This little slice of paradise is Anna Maria Island which is located on the west coast about 90 minutes southwest of Tampa International Airport and about 40 minutes north of Sarasota.  It’s a laid back, charming little beach town free of big resorts and high rise hotel chains.  It is only 7 1/2 miles long and less than a mile wide and it is surrounded by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway!



We were introduced to the island a few years ago by way of a destination wedding and it has since become one of our favorite beach getaways.  We rent a charming, adorable beach condo, Seagrass Flats #4, and always have a great time exploring the island and soaking up the Florida sun!  To see pics of the condo we rent click here.  One of the best parts about this beach getaway is how affordable it can be!  The island has that beachy-laid back feel and there are so many things to do that don’t cost a thing!  Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of activities and excursions, but you can still have a great time if you don’t do them!  I’ve wrapped up a few of our favorites…..

Top 5 Free Things To Do On Anna Maria Island

  1. Bean Point – I want to tell you this place is terrible and you must stay away, but I’d be lying!  It’s amazing!!!  It is the islands best kept secret!
  2. Coquina Baywalk – Explore the Intracoastal Waterway and see all of the Wildlife.
  3. Watch the Sunset on the Beach – Grab your camera ~ Florida Sunsets are AMAZING!
  4. Visit Historic Bridge Street – Walk down this quaint little shopping street or grab a bite to eat!
  5. Build a Sandcastle – Find your inner child or grab your child and build a big sandcastle!  Decorate it with shells, too!




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