Anna Maria Island Sunset - 7 Magical Places For Stunning Views

Anna Maria Island sunset

Experience Boat Tours With Stunning Sunset Views On Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island has the most spectacular Florida sunset views. Prime Boat Tours offers special sunset cruises for family, friends, and couples. You will enjoy drinks of your choice, watch the sunset and take pictures too. There is also the experience of watching playful dolphins on the cruise.

To enjoy Anna Maria Island sunsets, book Prime Boat Tours and enjoy the ultimate experience on the barrier island. Anywhere along the coastline gives you a stunning view of the sky changing.

In this blog, you explore the best places to enjoy a sunset cruise on Anna Maria Island. There are many sunset spots on the island. Here are some recommended favorite places for you to visit:

1) Beach Bistro

Beach Bistro is a luxurious restaurant found in Holmes Beach with extraordinary views of the setting sun. It is a high-end restaurant serving American-influenced and creative seafood dishes. It is perfect for couple dining and taking sweet pictures of the horizon.

During winter, Holmes Beach spots are occupied a few minutes before sunset. There are perfect spots for older people and the physically challenged to watch the view of Anna Maria Island sunset.

2) Rod And Reel Pier

Rod n Reel Pier is a short walk from Bean Point. It is a recommended spot for grabbing lunch but better as the sun sets. The pier gives a different perception of the traditional view of the island and a great view of the sunset.

The Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant is located in a unique area and has an extensive menu where you can enjoy seafood. Takeouts are also available. As you wait for your table to be set you can:

  • Fish along the pier

  • Grab a drink at the bar

  • Sit outside the pier and enjoy some stunning waterways view

3) Bean Point

Bean Point has almost scenic views of the Gulf Coast and Tampa Bay. It is not crowded and has a peaceful sunset view with birds on the horizon. The back of the beach is perfect for a romantic dinner, surrounded by wild grass.

If planning on heading to the sunset spot, carry supplies like drinks but take them back afterward to keep the area neat and beautiful. Pack a torch for the walk back from the beach because it is always darker when heading back.

4) Gulf Drive Tiki Café

Apart from the happy hour setting under the Gulf Drive Tiki Café, The Kokonut Hut on Bradenton Beach is the best place to watch the sunset on Anna Maria Island. When dining there, pick a perfect spot with beautiful sunset views.

There is live music in the evening so you can dance on the white sand as you enjoy the stunning island views. The bar is dog friendly so you can bring yours along. The popular dishes to go for at the café are:

  • Beef nachos

  • Baked crab dip

  • Roasted feta

5) Manatee Public Beach

No alcoholic drinks are allowed on Manatee Public Beach. You can buy from the Beach Cafe and preserve the glass as a souvenir. The Beach Cafe offers an extensive menu with delicious food for dinner and has live performances with unforgettable sunset views.

The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe has the following amenities to enjoy before sunset:

  • Volleyball courts

  • Picnic tables

  • Bike racks

6) The SandBar And Beach House Waterfront Restaurant

The SandBar is on the north end the Beach House is on the south of Anna Maria Island. A sunset celebration on the sand is an experience to explore as the sun goes down the horizon of the Gulf Coast.

The bar service is slow at the SandBar, but you are there for the spectacular Florida sunset view, so it is worth waiting. The sun sets over Bean Point, blocked by houses, but it is perfect for romantic dinners. Make sure to try out and explore the menu at the restaurant while enjoying the sunset.

Beach House Waterfront Restaurant is classier than SandBar but an equally popular sunset staple. Sipping a glass of wine as the sun goes down is the best way to enjoy the experience on a Florida vacation. The beach house has the perfect atmosphere for the family to create unforgettable memories with a mesmerizing sunset.

7) Coquina Beach

This beach has the longest beach stretch, another place with amazing sunset views on Anna Maria Island. There are great spots for the family to take sunset photos and catch a shadow of boats sailing in front of the sunset.

It is also the place to get parking spots later in the evening where you can bring your car. There are lifeguards on duty during the day. You can enjoy the following facilities on the beach:

  • Beach showers

  • Cafes

  • Playground

Why Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island has the most spectacular Florida sunsets. No matter the choice of sitting spot on the island, you still get the popular sunset views. It is because Anna Maria Island beaches face the West where the sun sets.

Visiting these key places will allow you to enjoy memorable sunset views on the island. Prime Boat Tours offers personalized and private boat tours to families, couples, or friends who want to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets on the island.

Book with Prime Boat Tours to enjoy an unforgettable sunset cruise on the Gulf Coast.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

3 Hour Private Sunset Boat Tour

***SUNSET TOURS are 3 hours, the time varies as the seasons change your captain will text you the day of your tour for exact time.***

There is nothing quite like an Anna Marie Island sunset after a strenuous day in the sun. Why not enjoy yourself to the fullest on a party cruise designed just for you and your friends?

We supply all you and your friends require to have a great time. You will be enjoying your favorite beverage while dancing in the moonlight while taking in the magnificent sunset sights.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Eco Tour

We do our best to ensure you will see dolphins because you have come to Anna Marie Island to watch dolphins! If you do not spot dolphins during our two-hour Dolphin Cruise Tour, we will give you a gift a discounted tour for a future trip. However, we have an extremely high rate of success!

We'll take you to the greatest spots for dolphin sightings with a skilled captain at the helm. Not simply the well-known tourist destinations. We know where the dolphins like to play in secret hideouts near Anna Marie. We'll talk about the area, give some fascinating information, and tell a few anecdotes while looking for dolphins.

4 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Passage Key Private 4 hour

Enjoy a day of sandbar adventure, swimming, snorkeling, and paddling on the Passage Key in Florida. This island is home to some of the most pristine waters in the world. While you're here, keep an eye out for protected birds and hunt for sand dollars, one of Florida's most prized natural treasures!

Staring out over the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico, or wading in a shallow cove is the only way to describe our snorkeling adventure on Passage Key. You will marvel at the colorful fish and other aquatic wonders. It's a great chance to see some of Florida's protected birds as well.

This tour is open to those 18 and older only. Passage Key is clothing optional however, clothing is permitted and you can enjoy one of the most amazing sandbars in the area.

1 to 3 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

3 Hour Private Tour up to 6 people one price.

Spend your day on the beautiful island of Anna Maria exploring paradise. Take the time to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. Our boat tours will take you to local sandbars and beaches, where you can explore and spot marine life. You can snorkel, paddle or just relax on the beach. We can stop off at one of the many restaurants on the water surrounding the island so you can sip on some drinks while taking in some great views.

We offer an amazing guide to make sure you have a time of your life! Our tours are completely customizable, so you can bring your own drinks, and food or just relax on our boat while we take care of all the work!

4 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

Half Day 4hr Private Tour

Spend a fun day with the family on our exciting half-day bout tour of paradise from Egmont to Lido Key. It's the perfect way to explore the coves and beaches of this beautiful island, or take a break and watch dolphins swim by as you relax on a secluded sandbar under sunny Florida skies.

Ride the boat out to scenic spots where you can swim, paddleboard, snorkel, and explore one of Anna Maria’s beautiful beaches. See local wildlife up close and personal on this private cruise of the waterways around the islands. We'll stop at secluded sandbars and travel through some of the islands’ best locations.

Group Size
Up to 6

Gift Card

Give the gift of an awesome adventure. This gift card is perfect for the loved ones in your life. They'll be able to relax, swim in crystal-clear waters, snorkel the shallow waters, paddle around and more. No matter how you choose to spend your time with us, we'll make sure it's an adventure worth remembering!