Beautiful AMI beach day!
Well it’s official. Anna Maria Island was just voted as having the best ranked beaches in Florida! And it is easy to see why. Sugar sand beaches, crystal clear warm gulf waters, charming Florida Style homes, great restaurants and a laid-back, easy going beach lifestyle. What is there to complain about? Pretty much nothing.
Finding treasures on the beautiful beaches!
Once a well kept secret, the news about Anna Maria has finally gone viral. But the great thing is the popularity of the Island has only made this special place better. Natives and newcomers alike have galvanized and started to open up fun new shops and businesses on the Island.
Stroll down Pine Avenue and you will find everything from darling luxury boutiques, to olive oil tasting shops, to Donuts. That’s right I said Donuts!! In addition to the exciting world of Donuts visitors to AMI will find 2 of Florida’s ranked burger joints right here on the Island. Duffy’s Tavern and Skinny’s Place. In these popular establishments you will find colorful locals alongside of visitors from all over the world who have stopped in for some Florida Island hospitality, an ice-cold beer and a burger in paradise.
At Duffy’s Tavern chef and owner Bruce Davenport is always coming up with some wonderful new burger creation or just have a cheeseburger all the way. If you love burgers there is no way you will be disappointed. And over at Skinny’s place the locals love the chicken sandwich and fries… Duffy’s Tavern does not serve fries!
Another thing the folks of Anna Maria have done right over the years is to regulate the zoning of commercial real estate along the magnificent beaches. You will not find Miami Beach type high rises along the beaches of AMI. The locals know that at the end of the day it’s all about the magical beaches and they have kept it under control. That is why AMI has the best ranked beaches in the country! It is still possible to ride a bike or drive a golf cart around the Island and view the beaches and water from almost anywhere you find yourself. It’s great!
Rent a cart and drive around the Island!