Bradenton Beach Journals

Thanksgiving in Florida

A November 2006 trip to Bradenton Beach by rlathom

Quote: Relaxing week on the beach.

Thanksgiving in Florida


Anna Maria island is very laidback, yet is only minutes from the mainland of Bradenton/Sarasota and beyond that Tampa. There are few attractions on the island but that was the attraction for us. The beaches are wonderful: white, sugary sand, and wide. You can walk from the north tip to the south tip of the island on the unobstructed beach.

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There is a free trolley (bus) that runs every day from morning to night at 30 minute intervals. Off island you will need a car.
This is an older timeshare but well-maintained. The kitchen was very well furnished. There are no planned activities so you are on your own. The mainland is a few minutes away with lots of things to do. We were looking for a place away from the bustle. Anna Maria island is such a place yet it has all the amenities you need.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2006

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2408 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
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