Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Day length: 13 hours, 33 minutes
Anna Maria Island Sunset time 8:24:26 pm
Anna Maria Island is known for its beaches, restaurants and breathtaking sunsets. With beach accesses all along the west coast of this seven mile Island, you can choose to watch the sunset from just about anywhere.
If you want to enjoy dinner while watching the sunset here are our favourite restaurants offering the best views:
Beach House — 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach — the Beach House Restaurant is about a three minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217, right on the water’s edge with spectacular Gulf of Mexico views. There’s indoor seating, but we always opt to sit outdoors to maximize the sunset view. It’s casual dining under palm trees on the beach at its best. A full bar is available with happy hour from 3 – 6 Monday – Friday. Their tropical drinks mix well the beautiful tropical atmosphere. The menu offers a selection of Florida fine dining. The Beach House is a great place to relax, enjoy good food and celebrate the view.
Gulf Drive Cafe/Kokonut Tiki Hut — 900 Gulf Dive North, Bradenton Beach — Amazing ambiance on the beach at sunset. If you are looking for a place you can walk to by way of the beach and see the sunset this is it! You can seat yourself right out in the beach as the sun is setting while enjoying the delicious food.
While both offer great sunsets and casual dining the Kokonut Hut offers a simpler Tiki Bar atmosphere with drinks/food that match. Here you can sit back, relax while listening to nightly live music and enjoying the magnificent Island views.
Moose Lodge —110 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach —This is a members only lodge on Bradenton Beach. A recently renovated facility right on the beautiful white sand beach.
The dining area has a large wall of glass windows look out at the Gulf of Mexico. There is outdoor seating and the beach is only a few steps away. The rooftop deck is an amazing spot to watch the sunset.
You will find fantastic prices, lots of food and beverage options plus awesome daily specials. (Note: this is a cash only establishment)
You can drop in to inquire about membership. Or, if planning ahead you can go online to apply for a membership. 
Rod & Reel Pier — 875 N Shore Drive, Anna Maria — Located on the North end of Anna Maria Island on the Tampa Bay side with a perfect view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Rod and Reel is a small, quaint restaurant that sits out on the end of a pier. I think it can be best described as, a quaint Floridian restaurant with a salty personality.
Due to its popularity you might have to wait for a table, but the wait is worth it. As you wait, relax and enjoy Island time. The food here is great and the sunsets do not get any better.
Sandbar — 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria — There is nothing better than enjoying your favorite refreshing cocktail as you look out at the pristine beach with the sunset as your backdrop. With an extensive menu, serving fresh seafood to mouth-watering desserts, The Sandbar offers a fantastic atmosphere for your special evening. Located on the northwest side of the Island, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, the restaurant features dining either indoors or on an outdoor deck with some of the tables perched directly on the sand. Of course, for the best view of the sunset, an outdoor table is recommended. Come sunset time this is the spot where all eyes are on the horizon as diners and staff wait in anticipation for the ritual of the ringing of the bell. The second the sun sets the bell rings followed with a loud applause. A fantastic place!
We know the sun sets every single day, but how often do we have the opportunity or take the opportunity to watch it. When we are on vacation and free from daily obligations we usually make time for sunsets.
A sunset offers something special…you can’t buy one, we can’t fit one into our busy schedule and we can’t enjoy one in the comfort of our homes. Watching the sunset is an experience, a gift we give ourselves. It has the force to make us stop, appreciate our surroundings and enjoy watching the literal passing of time as the sun sinks below the horizon. It only takes about three minutes for the sun to disappear after it touches the horizon, but the image will remain forever.
Book your next vacation with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals and give yourself the gift of an Anna Maria Island sunset.
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A Huge Thank You To Judy & Jerome For Their Awesome Review!!!!

Don’t come here, I want it all to myself.
Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL, 34217, United States
Well obviously we liked it well enough to rebook after two days at home. We have rented a lot of properties both here and in Europe, and I must say that this was the most well equipped of any we have ever had. The kitchen is beautifully done, with high quality cabinets, new appliances and about all the equipment you would need. I had a chuckle when in the description, Terry said that if there was some special utensil you needed, bring it from home. I don’t think so, though I only cooked two meals while I was there. The condo is very comfortable, the beds are Terrific!! and the sofas in the living room are great to curl up on. And there is more storage space than we have at our own condo! We were there 10 days, and we saw 9 glorious sunsets. Try to beat that! Aside from the great accommodations, the main reason we are re-upping is the location. It truly can’t be beat, especially if you are managing without a car which we were and will be. There are at least 4 don’t miss restaurants (I am a foodie) and several others where you can catch a decent lunch or dinner without breaking the bank. And the AMI trolley stops outside your front door. And Bridge Street is six short blocks away for fun shopping, nothing serious. And Publix, which I found to be quite a good supermarket is but a trolley ride away. If you have too much to carry, call the Beach Monkey..Free, just give them a nice tip. Are you convinced? I hope not because I want to come back and come back!!
My Response:
Hi Judy, Thank you for the awesome review. Our condo is our pride and joy. We continually invest thousands of dollars in upgrades every year and we are thrilled you enjoyed them. We are really looking forward to having you as our guests again next year as well. You are a pleasure to work with. Thank you again for being our guests. Sincerely, Terry, Sandy & Family
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Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours!


One of the most frequently ask questions our guests ask is where can I find a dolphin tour.

Anna Maria Island condo rentals highly recommend Captain Kim.

Set sail for fun and relaxation with boat rides and tours from Captain Kim’s Boat Rides and Charters. We provide all the excitement of the high seas without the hassle of renting or buying equipment. Just step onto our pontoon or deck boat and get ready for a breezy day of dolphin and bird watching, sand bar hopping, or just some good old rest and relaxation. Perfect for the whole family, the tours last up to three hours.

For almost 20 years, Captain Kim has provided quality and affordable boat tours for Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida. A licensed captain and commercial fisherwoman specializing in dolphin watching and ecology tours with star fish, sand dollars, and sea horses just to name a few of the things you can find. Kim brings her passion for the seas to every boat ride.

Located at in the Cortez Village less only a few minutes drive from Absolute Anna Maria. Call Kim at (941)920-3307. Website: //

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Guest reviews – The Hamilton Family Review

A special thank you to the Hamilton Family for this awesome review. It was our pleasure having the Hamilton’s as our guests.

“We stayed at this condo for 10 perfect days. The condo was great, clean with great appliances, comfortable king sized master suite etc. One minute to an amazing beach! The condo pool was perfect in the evenings. The free Trolley is right outside to take you to a great grocery store next to any “spirits” you need. Lots of restaurants. The sunsets over the gulf is almost indescribable it’s so wonderful. Zero complaints, it’s heaven…..go for it!”

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