6 Best Landmarks of Anna Maria Island

Do you want to see all the best sights and sounds of AMI? What better way than to stay at one of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. We give you the best entry point to the island, featuring high-end amenities and stunning views. With our Anna Maria Island accommodations, you get:

  • Gorgeous beach views of the famous Gulf of Mexico
  • Locations in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria
  • Close proximity to the area’s most acclaimed beach haven, Manatee Public Beach and park
  • A wide selection of Anna Maria Island rentals
  • Special amenities, like a private dock, balcony, boat lift, and more
  • Rentals located near these Anna Maria Island landmarks

There are so many things to do on Anna Maria Island. We have compiled what we consider the best landmarks of Anna Maria, ready for you to see this season.

welcome Bradenton beach Historic Pier Sign

Anna Maria City Pier

This titular island pier was damaged during the latest hurricanes, but the area still offers plenty to see, from dazzling views of the crystal-blue water. The pier is expected to open by holiday season 2019.

Bradenton Beach Pier

The Bradenton Beach Pier is also known by the locals as the Bridge Street pier since the famous Bridge Street in Bradenton is basically right there. The pier is a cultural icon of the island filled with cool boutique shops and local artist collections and galleries.

The pier sits on the southeastern side of the island, giving you unprecedented views of the Sarasota Bay. Fishing enthusiasts could spend all day watching the boats, both big and large, docking up after a long day of fishing. This city pier is home to the famous Anna Maria Oyster Bar. You can walk into the restaurant right from the pier.

Coquina Baywalk

This bayside walking trail is the perfect walk for anyone seeking a mild-mannered trip through the mangroves. This quick romp is elevated above the foliage and is great for strollers. The walk is just under a mile. It’s a simple addition to a day on the beaches of Anna Maria Island.


Riverwalk is a treat for families, located in downtown Bradenton along the Manatee River. It features all the most fun and exciting activities kids could ask for, including a playground, swings, a skate park, and even a water park. Adults can relax at the picnic tables and pavilions, as well as walk along the trails.

The Riverwalk is also a popular place for many seasonal events. The amphitheater is a fantastic venue for local bands and artists. The city hosts several free concerts here that are family-friendly.

Anna Maria Historic Green Village

The historic green village hugs the east of the island. It’s a small plaza, with a few boutique shops and some splendid views, the most notable being the Shiny Fish Boutique. The parking is free, so don’t hesitate to explore the neighboring area.

De Soto National Memorial

When staying at one of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, be sure to stop by this important national monument. The monument sits right on the mouth of the Manatee River and Tampa Bay, a brief drive off the island. You can find presentations and demonstrations on the island’s history during the cooler months of December into April.

Sit at the crossroads of the island’s most impressive and popular waters and soak in the atmosphere.

Plan Your Vacation

Contact us for more information on any of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. Book today and get ready to visit these awesome landmarks!

More Attractions

These must-see Anna Maria Island attractions round out the island’s history as a top Florida destination. We have so many amazing places to see, such as Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach or the dazzling and epic Sunshine Skyway Bridge. You can always head to the Center of Anna Maria Island to learn more about the community’s history and what goes into keeping AMI welcoming, loving, and a highly desirable place to visit and see.

Don’t miss out on our Anna Maria Island rentals with a pool so you can always come back from visiting any attraction with an evening by the water.