Anna Maria Island Hotspots and Wildlife
The coastal road called Gulf Drive is a wonderfully scenic ride. Plus, it brings together the whole of Anna Maria Island via one stretch of seven-mile road. You can get to all three of Anna Maria Island’s major cities from Gulf Drive. Including; Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and the islands namesake capital city of Anna Maria too. Plenty of coastal towns and hubs adorn the island as well and there are two free methods of transport that service the length and breadth of Anna Maria Island. These are the Island Beach Monkey Bus and the Anna Maria Island Trolley Bus. Both are free but do accept donations or tips for rides.
Not forgetting the wildlife that inhabit Anna Maria Island, there are some spectacular species to discover. For instance, during May to October the nesting sea turtles make the beaches their homes. In the Intracoastal waterways there are dolphins and beautiful varieties of fish and birds to see. Take advantage of the paradise island of Anna Maria and its panoramic views of wildlife and scenery… together they are utterly amazing!