Anna Maria Island is sprinkled with boutique shops that offer a variety of treasures to take home. There are several little villages that make up most of the shopping, but you will also find shops along Gulf Drive as well.
Pine Ave Shops: This little village offers something for everyone, including an art gallery, doggie spa, and donut shop. Your trip isn’t complete without a specialty donut. The donuts are made fresh while you wait, all you have to do is select your decadent toppings and enjoy. The donut shop is only open in the morning so come early, there is always a line during the season. Pine Avenue also features great restaurants. After lunch or dinner, take a short walk to the beach or the City Pier and get a look of the Tampa Bay Bridge.
Bridge Street: Located in the center of the island in Bradenton Beach, Bridge Street is the heart of the island. At any time, you can catch live music, enjoy a fine dinner and shop. Bridge Street’s motto is Dine-Shop-Play. Go and you won’t be disappointed. On Sundays, check out the outdoor open market, starting at 10:00 AM.
Holmes Beach: Holmes Beach is the hub of major commercial shopping including a Publix grocery store, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies. You will also find a small Ace Hardware and other necessity shops along East Bay Drive (corner of East Bay Dr & Manatee). If you follow East Bay Drive north, the road then becomes Marina Drive. You will find another plaza known as Tidemark Shoppes. Tidemark Shoppes has a variety of gift shops and great restaurants too.