One of our favorite things to do on the island is spend a day carousing for jewelry! From sleek minimalist pieces in hammered silver to glass beaded bangles or a dazzling new watch, Anna Maria is a local mecca from those loving casual elegance to modern glitz. With 3 main shopping districts among other scattered local shops there are hours of shopping to be done, bright and airy structures beacon you in with open doors where you’ll find rainbows of gleaming treasures; you can be sure all staff you run into will be just as happily approachable as whichever inviting store you just strolled into and the prices you’ll find here will put a smile on your face as well. Keep reading as we walk you through the best boutiques and make sure you don’t miss any hidden gems!
Start on the south end of the island, fuel up with an energizing breakfast from Gulf Drive Tiki Café (they have an extensive breakfast menu and if you’re wanting a lighter meal create your own from their giant list of sides). Afterwards head 2 minutes North to Bridge Street, the first shopping district on our list. On Bridge Street you’ll find stores carrying handmade beach bling to high end jewelers who sell top notch pieces from Tahitian Pearls to Diamonds.
They have a great selection of elegant looking statement necklaces along with a beautiful line of smaller beach themed charms and Anna Maria Island pieces.
200 Bridge Street Pier, Unit A, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-4050
A true locals store, centered around a café the store carries affordable local pieces that are perfect for accessorizing your swimwear or to pick up as beach chic gifts to bring back home! The store also carries home decor, local art and wine by the glass!
108 Historic Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (224) 209-1480
The place to go for the good stuff ! Whether your seeking antique fine jewelry or modern precious stones the Bridge Street Jewelers have everything from dramatically over-sized pearls to golden palm trees inlayed with diamonds.
129 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 896-7800
After Bradenton Beach, we’ll make our way to the middle city on Anna Maria – Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach is the most residential area on the island which means you’ll find a lot of everyday pieces that easily blend into the casual resort wear theme of AMI. If you worked up an appetite on Bridge Street and want to grab lunch I suggest Scott’s Deli for the best sandwich you can hope to find West of the Mainland or if you just need to fuel up with something light I suggest Smoothie King (yes it’s corporate but still top notch for nutrition and flavor). Holmes Beach is only about 2 miles worth of town so the shopping here will be a conveniently quick loop…
We’ll start with our favorite, located in the midst of downtown Holmes Beach this store couldn’t be more perfect. The prices are approachable and the inviting aroma of the store gives Yankee a run for their money. Trendy elegant jewelry that is chic, island themed and casual with amazing selection of clothes to pair it with make the Sand Dollar a one stop shop!
5302 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-2024
As the name suggest, this fab store makes it easy to dress your resort wear to the 9’s. With a well-stocked inventory of the latest Brighton accessories amongst other dazzling necklaces and themed beach lines this shop is where you’ll find the cherry topper to your outfit!
5308 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-1161
They have crystals, jewelry and a modern feel! A new comer to the island carrying adorable pearl earrings, chakra aligning beads, dainty gemstones and all the vibes, this is the perfect shop to carouse for your new-agey friend back home and is a sure shot for those twenty-something and under!
5350 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 773-3966
Anna Maria proper, the final destination-head on down to the North end of town and wrap up your shopping spree and then hit the pier to put on your favorite new necklace and take some pictures with the Gulf as your backdrop! If your feeling like dinner keep walking and you’ll hit the AMI Pier restaurant or if your too tired to make it down the boardwalk check out the Waterfront restaurant located directly across from the expansive ocean view. The North end is geared for out of towners to shop, you’ll find everything here from contemporary collections to hand made local finds!
A beautiful AMI boutique with shop stopping jewels. The store has a very browsable minimalist feel to it where you can really appreciate uncrowded displays and scout the gorgeous high end adornments. You’ll also find some extra charms here, don’t miss the delicious soy candles or the embroidered sun hats!
501 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 242-0253
Cute and colorful from the front door to the store! Need a cherry red nautical themed watch? This is where you go for pieces that will pop, beachy baubles or for an instaworthy mural pick with the gorgeous peacock painted outside!
9906 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216 (330) 618-6905
Known island wide for its eclectic funky finds, this unique boutique/eatery is vibrantly stocked with all local sourced items! If you are on the hunt for one of a kind gifts or something special for yourself this is where you’ll buy it. Get a coffee while you’re here, they make an amazing brew or grab a shot of B-12 to go!
9807 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-3170
An adorably chic shop in the middle of Pine Avenue which is an entirely green certified street! Island Cabana has homeware, clothes and of course jewelry. Their inventory revolves so often that they are typically featuring a sale so you can get some great pieces for a steal , roll over your savings to your next buy – they have an amazing collection of Lilly Pulitzer (we’re talking matching mommy/daughter print dresses) among other iconic resort wear looks to flaunt around the island!
403 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 896-4946
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