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Where to go to see dolphins guaranteed   U.S.A

Started 3/4/23 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 143 views.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Florida's Anna Maria Island — Where You're Basically Guaranteed to See Dolphins

Here's your ultimate guide to Anna Maria Island in Florida, including where to stay, when to visit, and what to do.

With white-sand beaches, beautiful blue water, swaying sea oats, and incredible sunrises and sunsets, Florida’s Anna Maria Island is one of the most scenic destinations in the state. Add to that the salt air and a plethora of waterfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood and you have a feast for all the senses.


Located on the western coast of Florida with Tampa to the north, Fort Myers to the south, and the Gulf of Mexico on every other side, Anna Maria Island is a seven-mile stretch of laid-back beauty made up of three towns: Bradenton Beach to the south, Anna Maria to the north, and Holmes Beach in between. 

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce describes this pristine place perfectly: “Anna Maria Island is a place where ‘old’ Florida charm can still be found, flip-flops are a way of life, and the speed limit never exceeds 35 mph.” If you’re looking for high-rise condos and fast food-chains, you won’t find them here. 

Beloved among beachcombers, but off the beaten path of the average Florida tourist, Anna Maria Island is a Sunshine State gem with lots to do — but even more ways to do absolutely anything.

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