The Rod and Reel Pier on Anna Maria Island.

October 22, 2016 By Tammy DeLosh

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If you have been to Anna Maria City, you are familiar with the Rod and Reel, for it’s food, fishing and great views of the Tampa Bay Sunshine Skyway Bridge. If it is your first time visiting, you will soon find out why all of the locals come here.

Just a short stroll from most Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Homes, make it an easy choice for lunch, or ask for it to go. You may sit in the pub, while you wait and enjoy getting acquainted with some locals, you may find  some of the inside tips to where to fish.

If you are ready to fish, the Pier fishing license is just a few dollars. Kids are close to home and can get lots of tips from the regular anglers. From sunrise to sunset, the view as well as the sea life entertainment is spectacular.540997-_DSC8202 (2)

The beaches on the Bay side are more inviting for the young ones. The waves tend to be more gentle, because of shallow shorelines, making shelling easier. Many guests have come in with Sand Dollars, Urchins, Starfish and Conch, enjoying the hunt as well and the souvenir. The Bay side beaches are less of a walk to the water and have trees for shade. I love to watch the Mamma Egrets show the young how to fish. Shore Bird watching is at it’s best at the Piers.


If you are lucky you will glide along side of dolphin.

Playful Dolphin along the Bay







It is a great place to stroll for early morning walks, and watch the fishermen net their bait, the sea birds trolling for Breakfast,  the occasional Manatee gliding by ever so gently. Dolphin tend to be a little excited to show off for the fishermen, hoping for a nibble. Benches line the boardwalk for easy relaxing, or stationary photo opps. Extend your walks North along the beach to Bean point and feel the bay breezes and solitude of this quiet expanse of silky sands. Now and then you’ll see a cruise ship departing from Tampa, going out to sea.

Just a short distance south to Pine street Shopping district, offering plenty to do on your Anna Maria Island Vacation. Let us know how we can help you get a vacation rental home that meets your needs. In Anna Maria Island Check here. For more locations choose from our options below:

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