and has a charming downtown with multi-cultural restaurants and delightful boutiques. You will find exclusive art galleries, and specialty shops that sell things like handmade olive oil soap and casual island clothing. You will also find exquisite, handmade jewelry stores. For those who have had enough relaxation, there is a wide selection of water sports available, including fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing and diving. There are also miles of nature trails, especially the Coquina Bay Walk.
Surprising Native American History
Since it is a famous historical town, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society is active and teaches visitors about the Native Americans who originally occupied this paradise before the Spanish explorers found it. Bridge Street is the place for an evening stroll where there used to be a wooden bridge to the mainland, now it is one of the several fishing piers in the area.
Bradenton Beach is a popular scuba diving spot with a famous offshore wreck, the SS Regina that sank in 1940. It is considered one of the top 11 underwater Archeological Preserves in Florida and a great place to dive. Diving classes are available for beginners.
Excellent Dining Options
Dining options are many with the Bridge Street Bistro, Joe’s Eats and Sweets and Maria’s Family Restaurant to name just a few. You can expect the freshest seafood just about everywhere. For more upscale dining, try the Beach House Restaurant where you can watch the sunset from your table. You may also enjoy a heavenly breakfast at the Island Creperie where they serve crepes, of course, as well as croissants and much more.
Owning a Bradenton Beach timeshare opens a world of travel as this exclusive location is a favorite for travelers throughout the year, so it is easy to trade if you want to take a skiing vacation one year or visit Europe. Your accommodation is already paid for because you own your timeshare.