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Moon over Anna Maria Island

While we’re partial to sunsets on Anna Maria Island, moonrises are pretty special too.
Royal terns

Shorebird gallery

Least terns, pelicans, royal terns, snowy plovers, gulls, black skimmers and oystercatchers are some of the shorebirds that frequent Anna Maria Island.
Manatee

Manatee gallery

Manatees, or sea cows - actually relatives of the elephant - frequent waters around Anna Maria Island. They are a federally threatened species.
Dolphin pod

Dolphin gallery

Dolphins frequent the Gulf of Mexico, the Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota Bay and the Manatee River near Anna Maria Island.

Sea turtle gallery

Loggerhead and green sea turtles nest and hatch on Anna Maria Island.

Grassy Point Preserve gallery

Grassy Point Preserve in Holmes Beach offers mangrove tunnels on the bay side of Anna Maria Island on the Intracoastal Waterway and nearly 35...

Perico Preserve gallery

Perico Preserve is a former 176-acre farm that dated back to the 1930s. A vegetable stand operated into the 1970s at 11700 Manatee Ave....

Cortez FISH Preserve gallery

The FISH Preserve is nearly 100 acres east of 119th St. W. in the historic fishing village of Cortez, whose residents began raising money...

Editor’s gallery

Leffis Key

Leffis Key Preserve gallery

Explore Leffis Key on the Intracoastal Waterway in Bradenton Beach for a pleasant walk in a variety of coastal landscapes, some delightfully hilly and...
Neal Preserve

Neal Preserve gallery

  You can’t take it with you, but you can hold a piece of history thousands of years old at Neal Preserve by simply picking up...

Robinson Preserve gallery

The 637-acre Robinson Preserve, bordered by the Manatee River, Tampa Bay and Perico Bayou, offers dog-friendly hiking, biking and kayak trails and tours of...
Cortez docks - Cindy Lane | Sun

Cortez fishing village gallery

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Egmont Key gallery

Egmont Key State Park and National Wildlife Refuge, an island at the mouth of Tampa Bay off the north end of Anna Maria Island,...
AMI reef

Underwater Anna Maria Island gallery

Hold your breath and take a tour of the reefs in Anna Maria Island waters.