In the middle of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach is a perfect central location for those hoping to explore the island. From sun-soaked beaches to outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in this small and charming island town.
Manatee County Beach and Anna Maria Public Beach are must-see attractions of Holmes Beach. Wide stretches of white sand and clear water make this a perfect spot for swimming, collecting shells or relaxing on the beach. The fine sand is comfortable for long beach walks and there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the lovely Gulf breezes.
Holmes Beach is a great home base for outdoor activities, including hiking, birdwatching, fishing and water recreation. There are a number of fishing charter companies, as well as shops to rent a kayak to explore nearby islands. Grassy Point Preserve offers boardwalk trails winding through a wetland tidal environment, showcasing local wildlife like fiddler crabs and birds. The park also offers views of the bay, and is partially accessible by kayak or canoe.
There is no shortage of shops and boutiques in downtown Holmes Beach, as well as art galleries featuring unique pieces from local artists. Diverse dining options include everything from unique eateries to local seafood at beachfront restaurants. There are also a number of lively bars and pubs with nightly entertainment.
With a laid-back atmosphere and multitude of activities, it’s easy to see why so many people love to visit Holmes Beach. Come experience this island paradise for yourself!
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