Anna Maria

Anna Maria Island Florida voted one of the Happiest towns in America
Anna Maria Florida is a barrier island which sits at the southern tip of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is perched Northend of Longboat Key. Often known as 1 of Florida’s best kept secrets. Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum features a restored 1920 cottage. The wooden City Pier dates from 1911. Leave the car at home and travel the island by trolley bus or bike or walk to your favorite watering hole to enjoy the sunset. There are no high-rise buildings in this area, just houses with the “Old Florida” feel, in neighborhoods that are not far from the water’s edge. A kayak or fishing boat is the favored transportation for exploring the inlets and canals that shelter Snook and Redfish beneath age old fishing docks. With and average temperature of 75 degrees, this year-round attraction with its laid-back feel is the place to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the delights of some of the award-winning restaurants. The beaches of Anna Maria Island are some of the bests on the Gulf Coast. Not for just the soft sugar white sands and the rich turquoise blue water but the most incredible sunsets.
Max length7.021 mi    Max width1.988 mi      Florida Population: 8,500        Highest elevation5 ft (1.5 m)