Picture sand dunes, sea oats and evergreen trees, that's all you see on Anna Maria Island. No high-rise condo buildings or hotels looming over the Gulf of Mexico. Located at the bottom of Tampa Bay our island has managed to retain the feel of a laid-back old Florida. On our island it really is all about beach strolls, quaint restaurants and great accommodations.The Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort offers 50 laid back Florida style accommodations. Most feature mini kitchens. Amenities include private white sand beach, out door heated pool, outdoor grills, complimentary beach towels, beach lounge chairs & umbrellas and beach volleyball. Bicycle, scooter, wave runner & sailboat rentals available on the property.The turquoise "Island Trolley" will take you the entire length of this beautiful 7 mile island - free of charge. Visit the recently restored Bridge Street Pier where you can now fish for cobia, grouper, mackerel, mullet, pompano, sea bass and snapper. Located at the end of historic Bridge Street "The Pier" is part of the original plank bridge that served as the access to the island from the mainland for 40 years.