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5 Must-Do Activities To Do with Kids on Anna Maria Island

Take the Family to Paradise

Bring your kids on a fun-filled vacation on Anna Maria Island. This little Floridian island near Bradenton has loads of kid-friendly activities to keep your little ones entertained. Beach days, mini golf, and sweet treats are just the beginning.

Dive into the Water

One of the best parts of Anna Maria Island is its picture-perfect location on Florida’s Gulf Coast. It’s the ideal place to lie on the sparkling sand, soak up the warm sun, and of course take a dip in the calm turquoise waters. Swim, kayak, stand up paddleboard, and sail to your heart’s content.

As for where to go for a family fun beach day, there really is no bad beach on Anna Maria Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins at Coquina Beach, enjoy a beachside picnic at Holmes Beach, or visit the under-the-radar gem like Bean Point Beach. Looking for something a little closer to home? Stay poolside at Compass Hotel, with pool service food and drink.

Go Mini Golfing

Your kids will love a trip to The Fish Hole, the only mini golfing spot on Anna Maria Island. Play your way through 18 holes of fun! You can even purchase a bit of fish food to feed the colorful koi fish that you’ll see along the way.

Ride Horses on the Beach

Enjoy an adventure with the whole family with the help of C Ponies, a Southwest Florida company that specializes in horseback riding on the beach on Anna Maria Island. So as you trot along, you’ll get to enjoy the company of your new horse friend and the beautiful Gulf Coast view.

Paint a Sand Dollar

Head to Shiny Fish Emporium for one of the most unique kid-friendly activities on Anna Maria Island: painting a sand dollar! You and your little ones can cover your sand dollars in the brightest colors. Then, when you get home, you can use these one-of-a-kind souvenirs as ornaments, wall decor or table centerpieces.

Get a Sweet Treat

From ice cream to donuts to cakes, Anna Maria Island has more than its fair share of dessert spots. Small Town Creamery, Hometown Desserts and The Donut Experiment are just a few of the best places for you and your family to splurge on some sweet treats.

Escape to paradise with Compass Hotel, and see our latest special offers, review our spacious rooms and find even more things to do in Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Holmes Beach.

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