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Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach is a small town on Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tampa Bay. It boasts miles of gorgeous white, sandy beaches, emerald Gulf waters, and abundant sunshine.

If you want to spend a day on the water, there is excellent fishing in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Take a charter boat and head out in the Gulf for an exciting day of sport fishing. The grouper, snapper, or mackerel you catch can provide the ingredients for a delicious seafood dinner at your vacation rental. Inshore or backwater fishing is also very popular.

Enjoy a beach picnic with the locals under the Australian Pines, or find a secluded cove and enjoy some private sunbathing. Prefer an... more

Holmes Beach is a small town on Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tampa Bay. It boasts miles of gorgeous white, sandy beaches, emerald Gulf waters, and abundant sunshine.

If you want to spend a day on the water, there is excellent fishing in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Take a charter boat and head out in the Gulf for an exciting day of sport fishing. The grouper, snapper, or mackerel you catch can provide the ingredients for a delicious seafood dinner at your vacation rental. Inshore or backwater fishing is also very popular.

Enjoy a beach picnic with the locals under the Australian Pines, or find a secluded cove and enjoy some private sunbathing. Prefer an animated beach crowd? Then the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts at "Cafe on the Beach" is your scene.

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All things to do » Things to do

Manatee Public Beach
Manatee Public Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

TreeUmph! Adventure Course
TreeUmph! Adventure Course(Bradenton)
Attraction type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Robinson Nature Preserve
Robinson Nature Preserve(Bradenton)
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Bean Point
Bean Point(Anna Maria)
Attraction type: Beaches
Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach(Bradenton Beach)
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Beach Bistro
Beach Bistro
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price: $25 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Lobstahs
Lobstahs
Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price: $6 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hurricane Hank's
Hurricane Hank's
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
The Feast Restaurant
The Feast Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Starfish Cafe
Starfish Cafe
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Holmes Beach

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Island Garden Villas
Island Garden Villas
$100 - $185
Anna Maria Pirates Den
Anna Maria Pirates Den
$80 - $185
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Mainsail Beach Inn
Mainsail Beach Inn
$10 - $74
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
$193 - $421
Ranked #1 of 2 Holmes Beach B&B and Inns
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An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas
3.0 of 5
An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas
$174 - $370
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Holmes Beach
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Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages
3.0 of 5
Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages
$178 - $276
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Holmes Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
$352 - $960
Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
$198 - $422
Ranked #7 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
$190 - $436
Ranked #11 of 48 Hotels in Sarasota
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.