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06/28/22
Rules & Regulations

Updated Parking Regulations For 2022

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An island by definition is a small area of land surrounded by water and when you combine the popularity of the beaches with the small space, well, as you can imagine, parking can become an issue! So much so, that we at Anna Maria Life Vacation Rentals figured it would be a good time to bring our guests up to date on the regulations that just make island life run… Continue Reading Updated Parking Regulations For 2022

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06/28/22
Rules & Regulations

Updated Fishing Regulations For 2022

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Fishing has always been a much-loved activity on Anna Maria Island, both for tourists and the residents, but it is very important that the fishing rules of Anna Maria Island are followed as it helps with the conservation of the creatures that make their home in the waters of Florida, ensuring that fishing can continue to be a favored activity! And oh, the fun you can have as you charter… Continue Reading Updated Fishing Regulations For 2022

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06/9/22
Nature & Wildlife

Turtle Watching Season on Anna Maria Island

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For those who love the surf, sand, and sun, a trip to scenic Anna Maria Island promises to please. However, if you happen to be traveling this was with a passion for wildlife intact, it’s also an amazing destination to view sea turtles! Visitors are often amazed to find that not only a few, but hundreds of turtles actually choose the sands of Anna Maria Island to nest year over… Continue Reading Turtle Watching Season on Anna Maria Island

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09/24/14
Rules & Regulations

Holmes Beach Regulations

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The Holmes Beach Police Department offers these reminders and tips to vacation rental guests in order to “be a good neighbor while visiting Holmes Beach” and to make sure you are not a victim of vehicle theft or break-ins: Noise curfew is from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Noise means any sound in quantities which interferes with the enjoyment of life or property, including outdoor recreation, honking of horns, whistles,… Continue Reading Holmes Beach Regulations

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09/24/14
Rules & Regulations

Bradenton Beach Regulations

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Coastal Cottages AMI wants to make sure that once its guests arrive on Anna Maria Island that their vacation is as pleasant as possible. By familiarizing one’s self with some of the most commonly neglected regulations by visitors to the island — specifically, Bradenton Beach — one’s stay would definitely start out on the right foot . . . even if it is in flip-flops! The Bradenton Beach Commission shares… Continue Reading Bradenton Beach Regulations

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09/24/14
Rules & Regulations

Anna Maria Regulations

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Coastal Cottages AMI wants to make sure that once you arrive on Anna Maria Island that your vacation is as pleasant as possible. One way to do that is to remind you that you are vacationing in a residential city and NOT all your neighbors are on vacation, so we encourage you to use common courtesy and respect for those around you. The city of Anna Maria has many rules… Continue Reading Anna Maria Regulations

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09/23/14
Rules & Regulations

Parking Regulations

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Probably the most common problem on the island is parking. Because of this, parking regulations are strictly enforced. Keep in mind parking violation citations may be issued for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: Parking on a sidewalk Parking on a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk; within 30 feet of a stop sign; within 30 feet of an intersection; or within 15 feet of fire… Continue Reading Parking Regulations

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09/23/14
Rules & Regulations

Pelican Protection

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Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. Unfortunately, on occassion, this leisure-time activity can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists, monofilament fishing line and fishing hooks can entangle these animals, leading to injury and even death. The brown pelican is one species that is especially… Continue Reading Pelican Protection

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09/22/14
Rules & Regulations

Fishing Regulations

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Out-of-state fishing and hunting licenses are not valid in the state of Florida, including on Anna Maria Island. Even if it’s a one-time deal, non-residents who are 16 years of age or older are required to have a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license and permit IF they attempt to take fish. Even if you cast a line or catch and release you need a license. A saltwater fishing… Continue Reading Fishing Regulations

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09/19/14
Rules & Regulations

Beach Rules

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Rules and regulations for the Anna Maria Island beaches are governed by Florida State Law, the code of ordinances of Manatee County plus the additions and modifications within the island’s three cities — Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Beaches are ‘parks’ for the purposes of applicable codes and enforcement of rules. Alleys and paths to the beaches are included as “entryways”. We know you want to enjoy the… Continue Reading Beach Rules

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