Holmes Beach shops stretch across a number of blocks in the center of the island. The Sand Dollar gift store/home décor and the Restless Native are favorites of ours. Look for the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild in the same mall as the Sand Dollar – in it you will find original paintings and mixed media art by local artists.
Anna Maria's charming Pine Avenue is home to shops, galleries, antique markets, restaurants, and the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
On the mainland just over the Cortez Bridge is one of our favorite shopping spots, the Sea Hagg. The yard at the Sea Hagg is filled with salvaged treasures and garden art. Inside the shop is a fabulous collection of nautical antiques, maritime art and local art.
St. Armands Circle is a short drive away in Sarasota. This area in known for elegant shops, galleries and restaurants.
If you're a deal hunter, a visit to Ellenton Premium Outlets is a must.