If you’re wanting a slow, relaxing beach vacation in your future then Anna Maria Island (AMI) is the perfect place! Just because you may be on island time here, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. There are so many fun ways to take advantage of our beautiful great outdoors and get moving! Here are a few ways to adventure on our island AND get some exercise in!
One of the best ways to spend an afternoon is kayaking on the waters around AMI. There are several spots to go around the island as well as Bradenton and Sarasota. Kayaking is a very relaxing activity not to mention a great way to get some exercise. You can kayak anywhere in the Gulf or head to one of the inlets at nearby Robinson’s Preserve.
If you have ever wanted to try stand up Paddleboarding what better place to do it then while vacationing here on Anna Maria Island? Our calm, clear waters are perfect for paddle boarding! You get a full body workout using all your muscles to balance on the board while staying in a constant squat to steady yourself. Plus, you also work out your arms, shoulders and back while paddling.
Our 7-mile island is the perfect stretch of land to stretch your legs on a cruiser, make a few fun pit stops, and enjoy the sunshine and breeze of a beach bike ride. When vacationing here you’ll find plenty of things to do and areas where you can bike, allowing you to enjoy much of the island without having to drive. You can also ride bicycle lanes along Gulf Drive for a very scenic and pleasant route.
If you’re an avid runner or just wanting to go on a leisurely stroll in the great outdoors – there’s something for everyone. From walking the shoreline at the beach, to bopping around Pine Avenue, or heading to a local running trail! For those about to walk, we salute you!
There’s such good fishing right here in our Gulf and there are so many reputable professional fishing charters in the area, like our friends at Florida Fishing Fleet! Whether you want to go on a quick trip to catch a few, or head offshore for a full day’s activities – there are countless options for any aspiring anglers!
If you’ve decided to add some action to your relaxing beach trip, there is something on Anna Maria Island for everyone! Our team at A Paradise is happy to point you in the right direction and set you up for fun!
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