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Historic Bridge Street Bradenton Beach Merchants on Anna Maria Island

In 1922 the first bridge was opened from the Village of Cortez to Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, on Anna Maria Island.  Before this time visitors could only get to Anna Maria Island by boat.  This made Bridge Street the center of the bustling island community, as it remains today.  The old wooden bridge was saved, and turned in to the Bridge Street fishing pier.

Here is a list of all the restaurants, shops, galleries and activities.  Please click on the colored names below to take you to their web site for more information(not all the businesses have a web site).

Shops and Merchants on Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island:

Bridge Street Bistro – 111 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Art Attack(no website) – 119 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Back Alley Gifts – 108 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Island Fresh(no website) – 110 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Sea-renity Beach Spa & Eco Boutique – 112 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Bridge Street Interiors – 114 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Blue Marlin Grill – 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Bridge Tender Inn – 135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Bridge Street Jewelers – 129 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Island Creperie – 127 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Hive Gifts & Art – 119 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Bridge Street Bazaar – 115 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Fish Hole Adventure Golf – 115 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

CostaVille Pizza Grill – 200 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Bridge Street Merchants have coined the phrase “SHOP*DINE*PLAY from Beach to Bay”.  This is such a fitting description of exactly what you can do from end to end.  There are so many things to do you will need more than a day to enjoy them all.  Shop – There are a variety of boutiques, galleries, local art and fine jewelry shops.  Dine – Grab a burger on the Bay, enjoy delicious fresh Florida cuisine or sunset dinners.  Play – Go fishing, play adventure golf, go on a Segway tour or relax with yoga or massage.  I have to say from beach to bay Bridge Street has it all.

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Anna Maria Shopping

Bella by the Sea Boutique on Pine Avenue Anna Maria Island

Gorgeous boutique Bella by the Sea on Anna Maria Island is one of the greatest spots you can find! Jo-Ann Lefner opened Bella by the Sea because she was inspired by the picturesque north end of Anna Maria Island. When taking in the sights of Anna Maria, walking down Pine Avenue and enjoying the shop is a must.

Carrying a wide variety of clothing, jewelry and accessories, Bella by the Sea has everything island style woman need to enjoy the perfect beach get away. Accompanying these items are also refurbished/recycled island themed furniture ideal for taking that island feel back home. With new items brought in monthly, you’re never sure what you might find at Bella by the Sea, but you’re sure to have a great time taking in the unique ambiance.

The Bulldog Named Bella

When we asked Jo-Ann how she came up with the name for the store she told us all about her dog Bella and how bulldogs first came into the Lefner family years ago with Dauber, the leader off the pack. Then there was Martha Stewart (who really was on the Martha Stewart Show!).

Next to join the family was Cooper, who had a children’s book written about his life “You Are Who You Are” The book can be purchased and autographed at Bella’s store. So, when Bella arrived it was only fitting that she has the store named after her.  Bella and the history of all the Lefner bullies will be featured in the July issue of the New Barker, Florida’s Top Dog Magazine.

Available for Events

Bella’s is available for events like girl’s nights out and bridal parties! There is truly no other shop like it on Anna Maria Island. So next time you find yourself on Pine Avenue, stop by Bella by the Sea and say hi!

Bella By The Sea is open 10 AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday.

Bella By The Sea
218C Pine Avenue
Anna Maria 34216
941-896-4848

Here are some great Anna Maria Vacation Rentals nearby,

http://www.islandreal.com/bre/properties/casa-calienta/

http://www.islandreal.com/bre/properties/anna-maria-405-spring-avenue/

http://www.islandreal.com/bre/properties/anna-maria-207-coconut-avenue/