Holmes Beach is in the center of Anna Maria Island, a 7 mile long barrier island with 3 cities and the largest of the 3 cities with a population estimated at about 3,800 people in 2015. Like Bradenton Beach to the south and Anna Maria to the north, Holmes Beach has both gulf and bay sides. The biggest bulk of the homes on canals are located in Holmes Beach. When buying a home in Holmes Beach, it’s important that you and your agent are well aware of the zoning and the intended use for the home. Holmes Beach has several zones for residential housing and limits on rental activity, such as 30 day minimums, 7 day minimums, 1 day minimums, etc. Even when an area is zoned with minimum lease restrictions, a condo community can make it more restrictive. Let us know your intended use, such as a primary residence or a vacation rental. There’s lots of options and we can easily guide you.