Anna Maria Journals

Anna Maria Island - The quiet side of Florida

A June 2000 trip to Anna Maria by AngelaMHaven

Quote: Anna Maria Island is a quiet getaway about 40 miles south of the Tampa area. The beaches here are beautiful and the water is very blue and calm!

Anna Maria Island - The quiet side of Florida


Anna Maria Island is located between Tampa and Sarasota along the Gulf of Mexico. It is very quiet here, so if you are looking for nightlife, this is not the place; if you want to enjoy a day on the beach and then a quiet dinner watching the sunset, this is the place to visit.

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Car rental is the best way!
All units at the Umbrella Beach Resort are two-bedroom town houses located on two levels. Each unit has a garage and washer/dryer. The unit’s layout is very spacious and the bedrooms are huge!

The resort has a small pool on site and is across the street from the beach. It's not a busy street, so it’s worth the walk across!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2004

Umbrella Beach Resort
3805 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria Island, Florida
(941) 778-6667