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The locals call Anna Maria "My Island In the Sun". The Sound, separating Anna Maria from the mainland at the southern end of Tampa Bay, has spectacular sunsets, shallow waters, wildlife and of course, lots of beach life for the sun worshipers.

Google: Maps Earth  ZIP Code: 34217

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 Date: 7/26/2009
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(Gilligan's Island) Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip - that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. Come on a kayak trip with Penny and Ed to find Gilligan's Island in Anna Maria Sound. No phone, no lights no motor cars...

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ed on 8/15/2009 12:29pm
Paddlesolo - thanks for the story and reminder. I did the same trek you mentioned - from Anna Maria through Longboat Key and onto Sarasota before returning to Tampa.

I almost forgot to put in a plug for The Gathering Place, a restaurant along beach south of Anna Maria. The address is 101 7th Street N, Bradenton Beach 34217. Stopped there for breakfast. Yummy food, great service, cheap prices, beautiful beach across the street.
paddlesolo on 8/15/2009 12:20pm
Back in the days of yore, I spent about 10 years in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. A favorite outing was driving out to the north end of Anna Maria Island from Bradenton, and driving down toward Sarasota and going to the mainland there. Wasn't into paddling but we swam in the beach all up and down the barrier island. Brought back memories.

Location by ed, last updated on 8/15/2009.
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