Bradenton Beach, FL
Looking for a warmer place this winter. Picture sand dunes sea oats and evergreen trees thats all you see on Anna Maria Island. No high-rise condo buildings or hotels looming over the Gulf of Mexico. Located at the bottom of Tampa Bay our island has managed to retain the feel of a laid-back old Florida. On our island it really is all about beach strolls quaint restaurants and great accommodations.
Among the accommodations are two story two bedroom two and a half bathroom town homes complete with full kitchens fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities include heated out door pool complimentary beach towels chairs and umbrellas. The turquoise Island Trolley will take you the entire length of this beautiful 7 mile island free of charge. Visit the recently restored Bridge Street Pier where you can now fish for cobia grouper mackerel mullet pompano sea bass and snapper. Located at the end of historic Bridge Street The Pier is part of the original plank bridge that served as the access to the island from the mainland for 40 years.
Watching the sky turn shades of sherbet over silvery sand is a celebratory affair at The Sun House Restaurant located at the Bridge Walk property. Bang the gong sing the song while enjoying the secret recipe Green Flash shooter. Chef Darrell R. Mizell puts a Florribean twist on Southern home style cooking his Moms recipes updated with his Culinary Institute of American training when preparing his daily lunch and dinner specials. 365 days 365 different specials.