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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

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Best Boutiques and Places To Shop on Anna Maria Island

When you think of the best places to shop on Anna Maria Island, what do you imagine?  So many things make Anna Maria Island the paradise that it is. Sandy beaches, bright sun, wildlife, and SHOPPING!  Whether it be a stroll on Pine ave or a brisk walk on Bridge Street, the island is full of shopping potential.

Top 10 best places to shop on Anna Maria Island.

Bella by the Sea

Bella By The Sea carries a wide variety of clothes geared for modern women who are all about comfort, and also offers home furnishings that are Renewed, Refurbished, or Recycled.  Named after her English Bulldog Bella, Jo-Ann Lefner opened Bella By The Sea because she was inspired by the quaint northern end of Anna Maria Island. To find Bella by the Sea on Facebook click here!

The Hive

Special selections of imported silver jewelry from Bali, Denmark, Italy, South Africa, and Tibet as well as locally hand-made jewelry will suit your individual personality.If you would like to see their website to take a closer look at what The Hive has to offer, click here!

Back Alley

Local is the order of the day at Back Alley on Bridge St. work from local artists, a full gift shop and a wine and beer bar round out Bridge Street’s most quaint shopping option. To find out more about Back Alley click here!

Artspace

Artspace Studio & Gallery, located above the Post Office on the north side of Palm Ave, Anna Maria, is the quirkiest little gallery on Anna Maria Island. Artists in residence, Deborah Webster and Lex Halakan along with select friends, show their original creations and hold regular classes to help bring out the inner creative in all of us. To find more information about Artspace and what they have going on click here!

Tide & Moon Jewelry

Tide & Moon provides some of the most unique hand-crafted jewelry to shop on Anna Maria Island. This Pine Ave shop, located next to a A Room with a Hue, is where you can find the super cute Anna Maria Island pendants that you may see while spending time on our island paradise. To see what Tide & Moon has to offer click here!

Sand Dollar

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop is one of Anna Maria Island’s finest for its ambiance and style.  Surround yourself with the great smells of exotic scented candles and stones for the home.

A Room with a Hue

It’s previous location was just off the island in the Cortez Fishing Village.  Now, A Room with a Hue has the cutest hand-painted furniture on Anna Maria Island. To find A Room With A Hue online click here!

West Coast Surf Shop

Bikini’s, board shorts and the beach are what you’ll find at West Coast Surf Shop. An island staple for decades, West Coast Surf Shop carries the latest in ocean side trends in their second story shop along the Gulf of Mexico. Don’t forget to check out the mural by island artist Chad “Cheeta” Ruiz along the north facing wall of the building. To follow West Coast Surf Shop on Facebook click here!

Island Gallery West

A rich variety of art by talented local and regional artists awaits the art lover at Island Gallery West. To keep up with what’s going on at Island Gallery West click here!

Bridge Street Jewelers

Bridge Street Jewelers is the the first certified master jeweler and gemologist to the island. They were also the first to introduce the Anna Maria Island destination bracelets.  To find out more about Bridge Street Jewelers click here!