Visiting Holmes Beach: A Complete Guide for Your Unforgettable Vacation

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Are you going to visit Florida for a vacation? Florida is just like a paradise for beach lovers. Why? It's because almost all parts of Florida are surrounded by the beach. Florida is also divided into some beautiful islands, one of them is Anna Maria Island.

This island is such a cute island, everywhere you look at is just a stretch of the beautiful blue ocean with a crowded community of the locals. In Anna Maria Island, there is this city of Holmes Beach located near a white-sandy beach of Anna Maria public beach.

Do you want to know why Holmes Beach is included in Tripboba's recommendations? Here's a complete guide made truly for you who plan to go on vacation in this city!

About Holmes Beach FL

Holmes Beach City is located on Anna Maria Island on the west coast of Florida. It’s bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. What's interesting about this island is the Anna Maria Island Bridge that connects the island with the mainland of Florida.

You won't think Holmes Beach is a secluded coastal area, will you? Holmes Beach is filled with many tall buildings of hotels, condominiums, and all business houses. This city is such a perfection because it can maintain its calm atmosphere and hot weather during the summertime, which is perfect for beachgoers.

Holmes Beach Restaurants

Because of its beautiful landscape, there are so many restaurants or other eateries you can find in Holmes Beach. One of them is Beach Bistro, an award-winning surfside dining that serves various kinds of Floridian cuisines. This upmarket restaurant has been operating for 32 years. It offers some delivery meals, beach dining, bar eats, and cocktails as well as fine wines.

For a more casual dining experience, you might want to visit Hurricane Hanks. It's a pub serving beer-battered fish, sandwiches, and burgers. The bar focuses on fresh, high quality ingredients, friendly and welcoming atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy the beach in a raw atmosphere.

Holmes Beach Rentals and Hotels

For staying options, it's so easy to find rentals or hotels along the coastline. Haley's Motel is a casual hotel that is only 3-minute walk from the beach and 4 miles from shopping and dining at Bradenton Beach. 

Bluegreen Resort Sixty-Six is another option for your comfortable stay. This colorful hotel is just 300 feet from Beach Bistro and 10 miles from Bradenton. Meanwhile, Anna Maria Beach Resort is just next to this hotel.

Publix Holmes Beach

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You won't ever feel an unpleasant experience in Holmes Beach. This city provides you with a complete facilities, such as a supermarket. Holmes Beach has the famous Publix Super Market that sells a wide variety of groceries, bakery departments, and other daily needs.

Publix Holmes Beach is one of the largest grocery chains in the US. This supermarket is only a 2-minute drive via Manatee Ave, a 7-minute walk from Manatee Public Beach, or a 3-minute drive via Gulf Dr and E Bay Dr.

CVS pharmacy is located north Publix Holmes Beach. You can also find Holmes Beach Ace Hardware and Island Bazaar (a local gift shop) on the south. Basically, a lot of shopping centers are available in this city here.

Beaches near Holmes Beach

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Since the climate is humid subtropical in Holmes Beach, expect the sunny weather during your visit. Enjoy the hot summer vibe you’ve always dreamed of. This city is especially interesting to visit for you who don’t really like crowds yet still want to have fun.

Holmes Beach has several quiet beaches. Manatee Public Beach is the closest one. This beach is open for visitors from sunrise until 10 PM. You can do sunbathing on the bench provided on the beach. 

Don't worry about the facility because this beach also provides changing cabanas, bike racks, grills, picnic tables, restrooms and showers, and even wheelchairs for those who are physically impaired.

To the north, there’s Bean Point Beach. On this beach, there is no designated parking area but it’s easy to just walk straight down to the beach.

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To the south from Manatee Public Beach, there’s Anna Maria Public Beach. It's less crowded than Manatee Public Beach and other big beaches. This sandy beach is perfect for sunset viewing. You don’t need to worry about the parking area because it’s quite accessible!

Last but not least, if you want to go further to the south, there’s Coquina Beach. This beach is popular for its white sand and clear blue waters. 

Near this beach, there’s a beach market providing up to 50 vendors every Sundays and Wednesdays. There’s a fishing spot across the road and a mangrove with walking trails to stroll along.


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