Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island is a popular holiday destination just off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a barrier island, approx. 12 km long. Until 1921 the island was only accessible by boat. The first bridge, the wooden Cortez Bridge, which is now the fishing pier, was constructed from the fishing village of Cortez to what is now Bridge Stree.
Anna Maria is a long narrow barrier island, the mid section lies between the two bridges which the island to the main land.
Beaches and Piers
South of the Island
In the south of the island, there are some nice beaches, shady walks and a bridge that connects Anna Maria to the next barrier island called Long Boat Key.
Evening across the Island
Long Boat Island Bridge
North of the Island
The northern part of the island widens out considerably, which allowed for residential and holiday homes to be built. Along the northern tip, the beaches are narrow though popular with families and fishermen.
Rod and Reel Pier