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Best Ways to Spend a Beach Day in Anna Maria Sound

Anna Maria Island is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend a day at the beach. With its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, it's the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your day on Anna Maria Island's beaches.

Spread Out on the Sand

Coquina Beach and Bayfront Park are two great spots to lay out your beach towel and catch some rays. Coquina Beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with plenty of room to enjoy the sun. Bayfront Park is another great option, with shady trees, picnic tables and a beautiful view of the bay. Bring the family to Bayfront Park, with amenities for all ages to enjoy.

Watch the Sunset

Bean Point and Manatee Beach are two of the best spots on the island to watch the sunset. Bean Point, located at the northern tip of the island, offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and a peaceful atmosphere. Bring a blanket, picnic and snuggle up to greet the end of the day.

Manatee Beach, on the other hand, is a more accessible spot with charming beachfront restaurants and plenty of room for toes-in-the-sand dining. Watch the sun go down before heading back to Compass Hotel for the evening.

Hop Aboard

If being on the beach makes you long for the open water, taking a boat tour is a great way to see the island from a different perspective. There are several companies that offer guided tours of the island's waterways, giving you the chance to see dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife up close. Check out Anna Maria Boat Company and experience AMI like a local. Whether you choose a fishing charter or a more laid-back sunset cruise, this is a great way to relax and take in the beauty of Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Island is a perfect destination for a day at the beach. Whether you're looking to sunbathe, take a boat tour, or watch the sunset, there's something for everyone on this beautiful island. So pack your sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and head to Anna Maria Island for a day of fun in the sun!

Stay at the gateway to Anna Maria Island with Compass Hotel, complete with a pool, access to the Neal Preserve and a host of special offers so you can make the most of your visit.

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