Anna Maria Island, FL – Top Spot Among US 25 Most Popular Beach Towns

Newsweek released their 25 Most Popular Beach Towns in America ranking, and Anna Maria Island Florida took the top spot.

The ranked beach towns span over 20 states, with Florida, California, Delaware Hawaii and Virginia each having two towns make the list.

The towns offer something for every taste or budget, from quaint coastal to action-packed places for “adrenaline junkies.”

The town of Anna Maria Island, located in Florida’s Gulf Coast, a short 1 hour drive from Tampa or 20 minute drive from Sarasota, took the top spot in the ranking. According to Newsweek, Anna Maria Island offers a “quaint, uncrowded and uncluttered” as well as shopping shop at one of the state’s largest discount malls.

Anna Maria Island, FL - Top Spot Among US 25 Most Popular Beach Towns

The second Florida beach town to make the list was Matlacha, a quaint little fishing village in southwest Florida with a cool vibe and lots to see. In ranking Matlacha, Newsweek said, “Pretty pastel-hued homes and galleries mingle with fishing boats and nature lovers, lending Matlacha plenty of charm for those who love waterfront living.’

For the complete list of beach towns to possibly visit this summer, click here.

– Content Courtesy of Island Media Group and Newsweek

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One thought on “Anna Maria Island, FL – Top Spot Among US 25 Most Popular Beach Towns

  • 01/24/2024 at 6:51 pm

    Anna Maria is really nice the view is magnificent! There is a lot of places really cool .
    The people are very friendly!!


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