Exploring Anna Maria Island And Scenic Bike Paths

Welcome to Anna Maria Island, where the sun-kissed shores, turquoise waters, and laid-back
atmosphere create the perfect backdrop for a memorable vacation. The 7-mile-long island is
made up of three cities: the City of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, and Holmes Beach. We are
thrilled to share one of the island's hidden gems – its enchanting bike paths. Many of the bike
paths on Anna Maria Island are multi-use, which means that they are used by cars, bikes, and
pedestrians. Join us as we embark on a two-wheeled adventure through this picturesque paradise.

Discovering Anna Maria Island by Bike

Anna Maria Island is a cyclist's dream, offering a network of bike paths and bike lanes that wind through the island's charming neighborhoods, unique shops and boutiques, stunning beaches, and lush landscapes. With its flat terrain and breathtaking views, exploring the island by bike eco-friendly choice but also a delightful way to immerse yourself in the local culture. We are alsovery excited to be in partnership with our Exclusive Concierge Service, Fun and More Rentals located on Anna Maria Island, that provides Bike Rentals (and so much more!) at a 10% discounted rate for all guests of Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals!

Coquina Beach Bike Path

Our journey begins at the southern tip of the island on the Coquina Beach Bike Path. Stretching 5 miles alongside the beautiful Coquina Beach, this multi-use path provides riders with a scenic
route, travelling the length of the shoreline with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, that will
lead you to Bradenton Beach. There is plenty of public parking available at Coquina Beach,
Public Bike Parking Rack, as well as a Trolley stop. The front of the trolley holds two single
seat, two-wheeled bikes 16 inches or higher. It is easy to load your bikes on the rack, enjoy a free
trolley ride to any of the 14 stops on Anna Maria Island, then unload them at any trolley stop and
continue exploring on your own. Coquina Beach also offers concessions, grills, picnic tables, and

Bradenton Beach

Gulf Drive is one of the main thoroughfares for those that want to explore the island on a bike.
As you cycle along Gulf Drive, be sure to make a stop on Historic Bridge Street, where you can
grab a bite to eat or a drink at the many restaurants and coffee shops, browse and shop at the variety of boutiques and gift shops, and the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

Holmes Beach

We head north on Gulf Drive to Holmes Beach, which is located right in the middle of Anna
Maria Island. Holmes Beach unveils a network of bike lanes and side avenues that wind through
residential neighborhoods and waterfront areas. Manatee Public Beach is the most popular
destination on Holmes Beach. Here you can let the kids play on the free playground, use the
grills and picnic tables, or dine at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. There is also public parking
and restrooms available for all visitors.

City of Anna Maria

Continuing north, we reach the City of Anna Maria. Visit the beach, 2 piers: Rod and Reel Pier,
as well as the newly redone Anna Maria City Pier, and the Island Historical Museum. Pause to
explore Pine Avenue, lined with shops, restaurants, cafes, ice creameries, bakeries, and much more.

Anna Maria Island's bike paths offer a unique perspective on this enchanting destination.
Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, exploring the island on two
wheels allows you to connect with the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere that define this
Gulf Coast gem. So, hop on a bike, feel the gentle breeze, and pedal your way through the beauty
of Anna Maria Island.

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