on Anna Maria Island, FL
You won’t need to travel far to discover exciting attractions on Anna Maria Island and that old-world old Florida feeling. Haley's Motel has a fantastic location when it comes to things to do on the island. It is within easy walking distance of beautiful sugary-white beaches. Our motel location is also extremely close to local tourist attractions, just a free trolley ride away.
Just 40 miles south of Tampa, a short drive to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and a 20-minute drive from Bradenton, our location is convenient for anyone looking to experience the island to its fullest. Our beautiful island is home to three cities known as Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. Take a look at some of Anna Maria Island top attractions below. We are one of the best motels to get a good night's sleep and relax at on the island!
Visiting Anna Maria City Pier is a must-do when on Anna Maria Island. You can jump aboard the complimentary north-bound Island Trolley and make your way to the pier and boardwalk without having to stress over parking. When you get there you will find a mecca of small boutique shops and places to grab a cool drink along Pine Avenue. Visit The Studio, which is owned by former Florida First Lady, Rhea Chiles. It always has an enchanting display of colorful local art and electric exhibits. Some local favorites along the trolley line is Ginnie and Jane E's Cafe and Gift Store on Gulf Drive where you can enjoy all sorts of bakery treats among antiques, delicious Italian cuisine at Vinny and Sheryl's Italian Kitchen and Rod and Reel Pier for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Located on the north end of Sarasota Bay, this historic fishing pier is adored by the local residents and thousands of visitors every year. Explore Bridge Street and its many boutique shops and stop by the Beach House Restaurant for a delicious lunch or sunset dinner. (If you bring your fishing pole, you can catch your own dinner!) People come to the pier to enjoy stunning ocean views and excellent fishing opportunities. After a long day of sun, cool off with an ice cream treat at Joe's Eats and Sweets.
Located on Leffis Key, the Coquina Baywalk has numerous boardwalks and trails through mangrove tunnels to explore. The trails have amazing views and observation decks where you can take in breathtaking views of the ocean and bay.
Take the free Island Trolley to Holmes Beach, the largest of the three island cities, if you would like to do some shopping and exploring. You'll find art galleries, clothing stores, souvenir shops, restaurants, a post office, liquor store and more. For some music, yummy food and local entertainment, make your way over the tiki bar at Island Flea or Lobstahs. Don't miss out on the islands most unique restaurant, Mr. Bones BBQ, where the art of BBQ has been perfected.
Visit Bean Point Beach where you can explore a secluded stretch of beach unlike any other. This beach was once the original home and property of George Emerson Bean, Anna Maria Island's first permanent resident. Its azure waters, glorious sunsets, and sweeping ocean views will remain in your memory for years to come.
This beautiful park is located on the northern tip of the island and offers stunning views of Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. There are benches, grills, picnic tables, a playground, water fountains and more. Great for a family day out!
Take family and friends to downtown Bradenton where you can enjoy all sorts of fun and entertainment. This exciting hub has family friendly activities, arts and crafts, festivals, parks, sporting venues, water activities, nightlife and more!