In Florida, there are two major attractions. One is the Magic Kingdom, home to the most famous mouse in the world and the other is of course the spectacular beaches of Anna Maria Island. Florida Beaches are among the finest beaches in the world. Every year, several Florida beaches routinely receive awards by various rating organizations. In fact, Florida beaches have been rated among the top ten in Dr. Beach’s America’s Best Beach list each year. With nearly 1,200 miles of coastline, Florida has some of the best beaches in the world and Anna Maria Island is home to many of those beaches, including Anna Maria Beach, Bayfront Park, Manatee County Public Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, and Leffis Key.
So impressive are Anna Maria Island beaches “Trip Advisor” named Anna Maria Island “America’s #1 Beach Vacation Destination. Affectionately known as “The Island In The Sun” Anna Maria Island comprises over 7 miles of powder white sand beaches, Gulf temperatures averaging 84 degrees and more than 360 days of sunshine per year. The surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island are known as the nursery because of the large number of dolphins that raise their young here. Anna Maria Island boasts more sunshine per year than Honolulu and some of the finest beaches in the world.