Eclectic shops, great eateries, and fun activities make Bridge Street and Bridge Street Pier the liveliest place on Anna Maria Island.

This is vintage Florida at its best.

There is plenty to entertain, from live music and fresh seafood to boutique shopping.

Whether you have money to speed on tours or simply want a place to stroll, take photos, and feel the breeze on your face, Bridge Street is the place to be.

If you’re looking for a tranquil vibe, meander onto the pier, listen to the sound of water flowing around you, and admire the horizon.

Adventure and adrenaline seekers will love the parasailing experience, while the boat tours offer fun ways to explore above and below the waves.

Peruse the shops, eat gelato and fudge, or challenge your friends to a rousing game of mini golf.

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waterfront view with boats in the waters of Bridge Street Pier

Things To Do At Bridge Street And Bridge Street Pier

1. Enjoy The Pier

The iconic Bridge Street Pier is worth seeing, even if all you do is walk to the end and laugh at the antics of sea birds.

Go fishing, relax on the benches or swings, or catch the sunrise or sunset.

2. Go Parasailing

Zoom over the waves on a Sea Rocket Water & Parasailing Adventure that you and your family will remember fondly for years.

You’ll launch from the back of the boat, soar into the serene air, then land back on the deck. You might even see dolphins and sharks.

3. Go Fishing Or Off-Shore Fishing

You can pick up whatever fishing gear you need at the Bridge Street Bait Shop, then drop your line along the pier.

Or, if you’re looking for something more intense, consider an off-shore fishing charter. AMI Saltwater Adventures is a great option.

4. Enjoy A Boat Tour

Cruise around Anna Maria Island looking for manatees and dolphins on a dolphin and boat tour.

Snorkel near sandbars and learn about the marine life around you from your captain.

5. Play Mini Golf

Lush landscaping, mist makers, and a koi pond distinguish The Fish Hole Miniature Golf, an 18-hole golf course that is a labor of love.

Extra rounds are available at a discount.

6. Treat Yourself To A Massage

Enjoy a quiet relaxing massage in a tiki hut at the Sea-renity Beach Spa & Bou-tiki.

7. Get Sweet Treats

What better time to indulge your sweet tooth than while you’re on vacation?


Creamy gelato in a wide variety of flavors, with friendly service on the side, makes Gelato-Go an ice cream go-to.

Island Creperie

Chocolate pear crepes, espresso, and more will reward your stop at the Island Creperie.

Fudge Factory

Calling chocoholics! If you’re craving fudge, chocolate-covered bacon, dipped pretzels, or other candy treats, the Fudge Factory is waiting.

8. Shop For Clothes, Jewelry, And More

There are plenty of fun and unique shops along Bridge Street. Here are a few to check out.

Back Alley Treasures

Shop for furniture, art, and accessories, or stop by for coffee and quick bites.

Beach Blossom Studio

Find Island-inspired art, jewelry, and clothing at the Beach Blossom Studio.

This is also a photography studio. Clients rave about the quality of Kristen’s photo skills. What a great way to capture memories.

Bridge Street Bazaar

At the Bridge Street Bazaar, you can find everything you need for a day at the beach: plush toys, puzzles, games, sunglasses, T-shirts, beachwear, and more.

Bridge Street Jewelers

Purchase classy one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces at Bridge Street Jewelers.

If you have damaged pieces, the jeweler here does repairs.



Booking a last-minute trip to Anna Maria Island?  

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Top Tours in Anna Maria Island

Boat Excursion To Capri Island – (Small Group Boat Tour From Sorrento)

Parasailing Adventure – (Above Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria Island)

Private Fishing Trip With Sight Seeing – (Half Day Tour Around Anna Maria Island)

Top Hotels & Accommodations in Anna Maria Island

Playa Esmeralda Boutique Inn – (Top Rated Accommodation In Bradenton Beach)

Bungalow Beach Resort – (Beachfront Property In Bradenton Beach)

Captain’s Quarters At Anna Maria Island – (High Rated Villa With Private Pool)

Anna Maria Island Inn – (Aparthotel Nearby Beach)

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