Everything You Need to Know About Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island

When looking for things to do on Anna Maria Island, visiting Bridge Street is a must. The locals love to call this area “Anna Maria’s Hot Spot” on Bradenton Beach. Bridge Street begins on the original wooden bridge that leads into Anna Maria Island. The bridge leads you to where all the fun happens.

You can shop, dine, and play from the beach to the bay. Here are some of the best family-friendly activities Anna Maria Island has to offer!


Bridge Street offers some of the finest local shops. While you can hit one of the malls to do your Anna Maria Island shopping, these small local businesses hold some impressive hidden gems. So, stop by one of these local shops for something unique and special.

Bridge Street Interiors

Are you looking to make your house a tropical paradise? This beachy interior decorator’s paradise is perfect for your home and office. They have designs inspired by tropical themes, Old Florida, and plantation themes. Whether you’re looking for something small or to do a whole room makeover, Bridge Street Interiors has the unique items you need.

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Bridge Street Bazaar

In need of some quick beach items for your next beach trip? This beach store is the perfect destination for all your beach-themed needs. They sell some of the biggest brands like Reef, Cobain, RVCA, Alpinestar, Anarchy, and Native. You can find all the t-shirts, swimwear, towels, beach chairs, souvenirs, gifts, and more here! 

The Uptown Lot

If you’re looking for a spot with a blend of all different things, The Uptown Lot is the perfect place for you. If you’re looking for some Beachwear, Jewelry, Photography, or some gifts or beach toys, they have it all. They have everything for someone, ranging from young to old. They’ve even got things for your dogs!

The Hive

For local, handcrafted touch, The Hive is your one-stop shop for all things handmade. The Hive has items like silver jewelry, handmade buddha art, other artifacts, some artistic t-shirts, handmade South African art, and more! Are you looking for some extra spicy hot sauces? They have them there as well!

Bridge Street Jewelers

Bridge Street Jewelers sells beautiful designer and custom jewelry on Bridge Street. They have nautical styles of gold jewelry like mermaid pendants and sea life with beautiful precious stones set in them. Or check out their diamond collection, where they carry a complete jewelry line with only the best diamonds. Give your loved one a stunning piece of jewelry from Bridge Street Jewelry.


Looking for some cool and relaxing things to do on Anna Maria Island? Whether you want to melt your cares away or try your hand at mini-golf, Anna Maria Island has it all for you!

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Serenity Beach Spa & Boutique

Looking to get a relaxing spa treatment done right on the beach? What if you had that massage in a tiki hut? Serenity Beach spa is the only spa in a tiki hut on the beach! Come in and melt your troubles away. Serenity also offers artisan soaps, candles, wellness tools, and so much more!

The Fish Hole

Looking to get some putting practice in? The Fish Hole is an old Florida fishing village-themed miniature golf course. It’s one of the most unique around! You can spend the whole day at the beach then walk over to The Fish Hole. This mini-golf course is within walking distance to the beach, right on Historic Bridge Street.

Drift In

This sports bar is a local favorite. It’s located on Historic Bridge Street and is a full-service bar with plenty of large TVs for sports fans everywhere. But they make sure their guests enjoy themselves even when there are no games. Every night they have a live event for guests to enjoy. So, please stop in for some drinks and rock out to their karaoke, sing-a-longs, or listen to their live performances from area bands.

Segs By the Sea

Looking to zip around Anna Maria Island? Why not rent a Segway to explore all the things to do on Anna Maria Island. Segs by the Sea offers Segway tours and rentals, electric bikes, beach cruisers, and even paddleboards! Cruise for up to 2 hours in one of their rentals and enjoy Anna Maria Island! 


No day is complete without having a fantastic meal. You’ll need something to eat after a long day of activities and shopping! Come stop by one of these fantastic local restaurants Anna Maria Island has to offer.

Island Creperie

Voted as a finalist for the best French restaurant by the Manatee Readers’ Choice, this French restaurant is a sure people pleaser. This cozy little restaurant on Bridge Street serves breakfast and lunch specials. Their crepes will transport you to a cafe in France. Their authentic French-style cooking is a crowd favorite. So, stop by if you’re looking for an exquisite breakfast or lunch.

Blue Marlin Seafood

Built in an old 1920’s cottage, the Blue Marlin is one of the freshest restaurants on historic Bridge Street. The Blue Marlin offers a casual, coastal vibe that’s perfect for a relaxing meal after a long day at the beach. In their “trap yard,” you can stop by and listen to live music on the weekends. Good at backyard games? Play a game of cornhole with locals and friends.

Book Your Stay

After a long day of exploring Anna Maria Island and enjoying all it has to offer, you’re going to need a place to rest. So, come rest at one of our beautiful Anna Maria Island vacation rentals! Our luxurious rentals are perfect for you and your whole family.

The Back Alley

If you’re looking for a locally owned coffee shop and bar, The Back Alley is the place you’re looking for. The Back Alley Cafe has a fantastic selection of teas and coffees! They offer their house blend to frappes. You can have as many substitutes as you like! Or, if you’re looking for somewhere to go after a hot day at the beach, they have a total wine and beer menu waiting for you!

Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar

This family-friendly restaurant is perfect for the entire family. Not only do they serve Florida fresh seafood, but you can sink your teeth into a giant, juicy burger or have some crunchy fish and chips. Located right on the pier, this restaurant serves up good food and even better looks. Gaze out over the water as you and your family enjoy some of Florida’s freshest seafood and so much more.

The Freckled Fin

This classic Irish pub offers fun food all! Their master bartenders craft fun and tasty drinks while you sit back and relax. Have a drink and listen to the live music performances they have every day. Or, you can stop in for some karaoke or bar trivia! Their bar menu comes jam-packed with tasty apps or entrees like their Mahi Sandwich or their St. Patrick’s Pizza. So, go in and get “freckled up at the Fin!”