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Holmes Beach Shopping

Jessie’s Island Store in Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island

Jessie’s Island Store is located on the West side of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, FL and is otherwise known as the BP gas station.  Jessie’s is a convenience store that offers all the normal convenience store items.  Milk, chips, beverages including alcoholic, candy, maps, and other items that get you through one day or evening.

Jessie’s Island Store Specialties

Obviously the store allows to kill two birds with one stone because you can pick up gasoline for your vehicle also.  Jessie’s offers very reasonable make to order sandwiches, pre-made sandwiches, pasta salads, potato salads, chicken salad, and hot pressed Cubans.

The central location  on Anna Maria Island offers easy access to pick up a quick lunch on your way to the public beach, Holmes Beach skate park, or one of the piers in Anna Maria city.  A quick picnic with the family is just what the doctor ordered!

Jessie’s Island Store

5424 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-6903

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Anna Maria Shopping

Pine Avenue General Store in Anna Maria City on Anna Maria Island

The Pine Avenue General store is a wonderful small convenience store located in Anna Maria City right on Pine Avenue.  The store does not have auto fuel but serves normal convenience store goods.  Magazines, soda’s, medicine, milk, basic products to get you through the day or the evening.  The Pine avenue store also will make sandwiches to order and they offer limited lunch meats.

Pine Avenue General Store Foods

They also have chicken salad, cold salads, and heated sandwiches.  The Cuban pressed sandwiches are fantastic. The General Store actually has a full menu online that you can check out to see what all the options are.

One favorite for my family is to stop by the Pine Avenue store on our way up to the Bay Front park or one of the Anna Maria City piers and pick up a quick lunch for $20 and sit and eat and take in the natural wonders of the Tampa Bay.

For teenage aged children I would suggest going to the Rod and Reel pier or the public pier and have lunch just sitting on the edge of the pier or on the benches provided on the Rod and Reel pier.  If you have pre-teenage children then a good bet is to visit the playground at the Bay Front Park just a quick two blocks North once you reach the end of Pine Avenue. Some of my fondest memories often revolve around the simplest of activities. A quick relaxing picnic lunch is just what you were looking for. Remember RELAX, your on vacation!

Pine Avenue General Store

503 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria City, FL, 34216
(941) 779-9200

Note, don’t be surprised when this picture does not match the sign.  Just had a Turkey and Swiss sandwich made and the make to order sandwich was fantastic!  As of August 2015.