Dogs on the Beach on Anna Maria Island
We’re here to answer your questions about Living on Anna Maria Island in Florida. Today’s topic is dogs on the beach. Visitors and new residents to Anna Maria Island want to know if they can bring their dogs to the beaches on Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. These 3 cities all on Anna Maria Island have local ordinances prohibiting dogs on the beach. Dogs are permitted on a leash throughout the island, just not on the beaches. The reason is to protect the bird and sea turtle nesting areas along the beaches.
The good news for dog lovers is that there is a fenced Dog Park on Anna Maria Island. The dog park is located behind the Fire House on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach near 60th St. It’s managed by the City of Holmes Beach and it has a separate small dog area, drinking water, benches, and some shade.
People also like to take their dogs and horses to the dog friendly beaches on the Palma Sola Causeway. It’s off of Manatee Ave coming from Bradenton onto Anna Maria Island after 75th St. It’s a great place for fishing, watching the dolphins splash in the water and picnicking.
Robinson’s Preserve in Bradenton is over the Manatee Avenue bridge coming from Anna Maria Island. There is a 487 acre preserve with hiking, nature trails and a kayak or canoe launch. This is also a great place to go stand up paddle boarding. Be sure to bring water for your dog and yourself. You can also access the trails from the Manatee Ave. entrance just past Perico Bay Club on the north side. The main entrance is located at 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton 34209.
We hope this information on dogs on the beach on Anna Maria Island was helpful. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Anna Maria Island, please contact Anna Maria Island Realtors and residents, Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water 941-840-0117.
If you’re thinking of buying a condo on Anna Maria Island, contact us and we’ll let you know which communities are best for your dogs. Many condos have restrictions on the number of pets allowed as well as the size.
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