Anna Maria Island for Families!
Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, visitors to Florida can have a hard time choosing which beach town to visit.
Our family chose to rest on Anna Maria’s Island for its old Florida charm and character. There are no high-rise buildings and chain stores are limited.
After an afternoon visit to Myakka River State Park, we spent a few days feeling like a local and “living” in a gorgeous suite at Tortuga Inn Beach Resort for about $165/night in September. There are many options all over the island. Finding the right accommodations for our family (pre-AirB&B) took hours of searching, but it paid off big time for this trip!
Around the Island
There are wonderful restaurants, many activities, rentals like paddleboarding in the bay, and more to enjoy but for our family, we just relaxed!
The main attraction for our family on Anna Marie Island is the beaches! We spent hours each day swimming and playing in the sand. A highlight was finding starfish along the beach.
Bean Point was one of our favorite places. Parking can be challenging, but just find a side street and an access point!
The resort we stayed at also had a private beach which we took advantage of!
There are several nature centers in the area and we enjoyed hiking Leffis Key.
We packed our seashells in plastic deli meat containers and most of them survived the plane ride home.
We loved Anna Maria Island in Florida!