Located in a residential area dotted with rentals, Holmes Beach does not provide facilities but, it is a nice quiet stretch of sand. Parking is limited to side streets that end at beach access points. Picnic tables shaded by Australian pines are scattered near some of the entries. So, pack some snacks … and spend the day … or sink into that beach chair for an unforgettable sunset!
Park on the side streets, Walk over the Dunes and Enjoy Old Florida!.
The vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island vary from apartment efficiencies and motel rooms to cottages and rental condominiums. The atmosphere is relaxing and casual with plenty of good restaurants, performing arts and quaint little shops. What makes Anna Maria so attractive to visitors is its private island feel ….so book early and go back in time on this little island paradise. RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go north on Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Cortez Rd. Turn Left (west) on Cortez, go to the traffic light at 75th Street, then turn Right (north) and continue until the traffic light at Manatee Ave. Turn Left (west), go over drawbridge, through a traffic light to Stop Sign, then turn Right (north) on Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach runs from Beach Drive to 27th St. off Gulf Drive.
From I-75, Take exit #219, go west through downtown Bradenton. Continue on Manatee Ave., go over drawbridge, through a traffic light to Stop Sign. Turn Right (north) on Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach runs from Beach Drive to 27th St. off Gulf Drive.