How Many Piers are on Anna Maria Island?

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Florida vacation destination that gives you the privacy you crave while still allowing you to experience the finest attractions of the Sunshine State. Anna Maria Island is a getaway unlike any other, giving you a small-town feel where you can stroll down the street and mingle with the locals.

One of the best places to experience Anna Maria Island sunshine is on a pier. There are three fun Anna Maria Island piers where you and your family can spend the afternoon looking out over the water or grabbing some fresh seafood nearby. Here’s a total breakdown of each pier, all conveniently located near our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals.

Anna Maria City Pier

Located in the city of Anna Maria, the Anna Maria City Pier is a historic destination perfect for all your outdoor activities. Locals and tourists alike love coming to the pier to fish, and it’s easy to do so thanks to the supply shop just a couple steps away. You’ll find this pier at the northern end of the island off of Pine Avenue, providing a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico.

This 700-foot pier is more than 100 years old, and you can learn more about the history via the sign at the base of the bridge. It’s also a popular spot for nature lovers, as you can always spot some beautiful birds and may even be lucky enough to find a dolphin or manatee!

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Bradenton Beach Pier

The Bradenton Beach Pier, also known as the Bridge Street Pier, is a great spot on the southern side of the island. This destination brings the Old Florida style into today’s world, combining modern shops and rich history. Here, you’ll find the best shopping on AMI all along Bridge Street, allowing you plenty of unique souvenirs to choose from! 

You can let your kids enjoy the pavilion and swing set, take the family on a tour departing nearby, rent a Segway to get around or grab some mouthwatering food or a cool ice cream cone. This is a bustling hub full of fun attractions to keep you occupied for the whole afternoon.

Rod & Reel Pier

Finally, the Rod & Reel Pier is the most rustic of the three; stretching 350 feet into the stunning blue waters of Tampa Bay. This pier on the northeast side of the island welcomes you with a no-frills atmosphere, complete with a hand-painted sign and unfinished wood. It’s a popular spot for families and is an ideal place to watch boats big and small take to the waters.

This pier’s claim to fame is its namesake eatery, The Rod & Reel Pier restaurant. Here, you’ll find a welcoming environment with fresh seafood like crabcakes and grouper. Don’t forget to grab a sumptuous piece of Key Lime Pie! You can step right out onto the pier after your meal, or even try your hand at fishing for yourself!

The three piers of Anna Maria Island beckon locals and tourists alike and help make lasting memories. Don’t miss out on visiting all three when you’re in the area! If you own a rental property, be sure to let your renters know about the piers for a fun and unique experience. 
Mainsail Vacation Rentals is proud to be the premier Anna Maria Island vacation rental service. Our team is friendly and experienced, always ready to assist renters and property owners alike. Contact us today for more information on all of our accommodations and our Anna Maria Property Management services!


Mainsail Vacation Rentals
5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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