Holmes Beach, Florida

Holmes Beach, Florida

Holmes Beach is considered one of the best places in Florida for a restful vacation. Holmes Beach was incorporated in 1950 and developers have built a delightful array of hotels and restaurants since then. It is just south of Anna Maria on Anna Maria Island and just north of Bradenton Beach.

Holmes Beach City Hall, Holmes Beach, Florida on November 25, 2021.
Holmes Beach City Hall, Holmes Beach, Florida on November 25, 2021. File photo: Pelow Media, Shutter Stock, licensed.

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Delightful hotels are one of the best features of Holmes Beach. Most have direct access to the fine white sand, with gorgeous views of the Ocean. The hotels are small enough to make you feel special and the standards of housekeeping and hospitality are exceedingly high. The coastline of the Gulf is famous for stunning sunsets, and the beachfronts have views that leave you wishing that your vacation would never end. Rooms have all the modern conveniences that you could wish, and the breakfasts are legendary for both taste and for variety.


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An Aerial View of the Beautiful White Sand Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida at Holmes Beach.
An Aerial View of the Beautiful White Sand Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida at Holmes Beach. File photo: Mark Winfrey, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Though Holmes Beach is charming in its solitude and sense of peace, there are endless lists of recreational activity available. You could easily reach the end of your vacation without sufficient time to enjoy all of them. Water sports are top draws; kayaking is among the most loved by visitors. The waters off Holmes Beach appear tropical with blue-green waters and are rich with dolphins, and the lovable creatures can provide vacationers with unforgettable experiences.


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Holmes Beach is near Bradenton which is just south of the Tampa Bay Metropolitan area. Its land size just under two square miles of area which is considered to be part of Anna Marie Island. The glamour of large cities is always close at hand in the unlikely event of you getting bored with the peace and tranquility of Holmes Beach. Reasonably priced housing is also available for vacationers who so fall for the charms of Holmes Beach, that they join the fortunate group of about 4,000 people who reside here.

A Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach sign welcomes visitors and residents. Anna Maria Island, Florida on December 26, 2018.
A sign for Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach welcomes visitors and residents. Anna Maria Island, Florida on December 26, 2018. File photo: Pelow Media, Shutter Stock, licensed.

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Holmes Beach is kind and understanding to those who like to laze around on a vacation. The beach stretches invitingly to the very horizon and the sun seems to be precise in how much radiation it gives off. Holmes Beach is a relatively small place, but vacationers can spend endless hours strolling on the beach and exploring the quaint town on bicycles.

Tourists walking into the Sandbar Restaurant on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, January 14, 2021.
Tourists walking into the Sandbar Restaurant on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, January 14, 2021. File photo: Fellers Photography, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Sumptuous cuisine is an important ingredient of the best vacations, and Holmes Beach excels in this respect as well. Seafood is an obvious favorite at the beachfront seafood restaurant serving up classic dishes plus surprises. Holmes Beach has franchise outlets that serve fresh catch with excellent plating in a casual atmosphere. Barbecue, Italian and German fare are other culinary delights that will quickly add to your variety of dishes to try while you are there.

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