Shopping on Anna Maria Island and the area

Anna Maria Island is the perfect vacation destination and is unique on several fronts. Of course our sugar sand beaches, 37′ building restrictions, Free Trolley Service, and combination of full time residents and tourists make our little island a “peace” of paradise that continues to gain popularity as more and more visit.

There Is All Sorts Of Great Shopping on Anna Maria Island

Our local gift shops and jewelry stores are no exception; you will find everything from handcrafted jewelry, to island art , photography, beach ware, and much more.

Grocery Shopping
Publix SupermarketUnfortunately there are not a great deal of options for Grocery stores on Anna Maria Island. Actually, there is one major chain on Anna Maria island that supports most grocery shopping, Publix. Publix has a deli, fresh produce, meats, and a bakery. If you prefer a very large grocery store it would be best to leave Anna Maria Island to visit Alberstons, the Bradenton Publix, or Walmart. The Pine Avenue General store, BP station, and several small convenience stores on Anna Maria Island can help in a pinch. For Fresh Seafood visit the Fresh Fish Market located on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach, Fl.

Household items and pharmacies
Anna Maria Island has plenty of opportunities for household items or filling your prescriptions. Walgreens and CVS are located in Holmes Beach and can fill all your prescription needs. Of course they also offer magazines, photograph development, miscellaneous convenience grocery’s, cosmetics, and many other items needed while on vacation. Anna Maria Island also boasts two hardware stores in the city of Holmes Beach. Home True Hardware and Ace Hardware. For an Island of 6000 units we are pretty lucky to have so much convenience so close. Don’t forget Island Mail and More who will assist in shipping anything… kayaks, cars, artwork, and just normal packages. They also supply computers with Internet and other office services.

Gift Shops

Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach have plenty of opportunities for gift shopping. The White Egret offers both small and large household items. Anything you might need for a home. The Sand Dollar Gift Shop offers a large selection of unique island gifts perfect for your pet or house sitter while on vacation. The Anna Maria artist Guild has plenty of paintings, photographs and sculptures to choose from. Two Sides of Nature has high quality T-Shirts as well as some hats and beach household nick nacks. Don’t miss Bridge Street Shopping!

Jewelry Shops
Ellenton Outlet MallThere are opportunities to purchase jewelry everywhere on Anna Maria Island.

Outlet Shopping
The Ellenton Outlet Mall is just a short 30 minute drive from Anna Maria Island. The mall offers all the shopping you can take with over 100 shops and plenty of bargains to be had.

Real Estate
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc has been the leader of Sales and listings for Anna Maria Island since 2004. Visit our website for additional information or visit our new exclusive luxury real estate website.

Holmes Beach Shopping

12th and East Home Grand Opening In Holmes Beach

Join the ladies of 12th and East Home to celebrate the grand opening of their Holmes Beach location. 12th and East brings their unique vintage modern aesthetic seaside, while continuing to hand-select and update 17th and 18th century antique treasures.

12th and East at the Beach will introduce an exciting new line of women’s clothing, shoes, bags and kitchen items such as table linens, serving wares, dish soaps and more.  The new shop will also carry select children’s items, such as clothes, beach sandals and handcrafted toys.  Champagne will be flowing! See you at the beach for a lovely evening surrounded by beauty!

12th and East Home at the Beach
5416 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida

Bradenton Beach Restaurants Shopping The Things that Locals Know!

Welcome to Bridge Street on Bradenton Beach

Welcome to historic Bridge Street on beautiful Anna Maria Island.  After the first bridge was built in the 1920’s Bridge Street was the center of the island community. Today the island side of that old wooden bridge still stands, and Bridge Street is a great place for walking, Shopping, Dining, Family Activities, and breath taking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

There are plenty of things to do on Bridge Street from morning to night. Start your day off with breakfast at the Island Creperie on Bradenton Beach Pier, and then keep on top of your putting game at The Fishing Hole Adventure Golf.  When you’re in the mood for shopping, stop at Two Sides of Nature for some island wear, or walk over to Hive Creations for handmade jewelry and exotic décor.

Grab a Steak or some fresh seafood at The Bridge Tender Inn or Island Time Restaurant as the sun slowly slips away into the Gulf of Mexico and island night life is about to begin. Blow off dinner completely and go for drinks at the Sports Lounge or the Drift Inn.

After you have finished your perfect day on  Bridge Street let one of our Anna Maria vacation rental specialists help you get the most from your Anna Maria Island vacation. We have beach houses around the corner from Bridge Street, or anywhere on Anna Maria Island.  Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your Island getaway!