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Welcome to Anna Maria Island Trolley Guide

The Waterfront, nestled on Anna Maria Island at 111 South Bay Blvd. in Holmes Beach, FL, offers exquisite continental cuisine, including their renowned lobster bisque. For reservations, call 941-778-1515.

Trolley Service on Anna Maria Island

The trolley service on Anna Maria Island (AMI) is a convenient and eco-friendly way to explore the island. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Trolley Service: The AMI Trolley operates daily and is free for riders. It starts at 6 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m., visiting each stop approximately every 20 minutes until 9 p.m., after which it runs every 30 minutes until 10:30 p.m²³⁴.
  • Route: The trolley travels from Coquina Beach on the southern tip in Bradenton Beach up to the City Pier in the City of Anna Maria on the northern end of the island².
  • Stops: There are 35 northbound and 35 southbound trolley stops, found about every two to four blocks, making it easy to hop on and off as needed².
  • Bike Transport: You can bring your bike along, as the front of the trolley holds two single-seat, two-wheeled bikes 16 inches or higher².
  • Beach ConneXion Shuttle: This additional shuttle runs seasonally from December through April on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to help avoid heavy beach traffic².

For real-time tracking of the trolley, you can use the MCATmyStop App. This app provides:

  • Real-time trolley location and info.
  • Details on trolley stops.
  • Notifications for trolley arrivals at your designated stop.

You can download the MCATmyStop App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Select Manatee County as the transit authority, and identify your trolley/bus route and stop in the app¹. Remember to have your shoes on when boarding the trolley, as the drivers are strict about this rule¹.

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Enjoy your time on Anna Maria Island and the convenience of the trolley service! 🚎

Popular Stops Along the Trolley Route

  • Pine Avenue: Just one stop down from the City Pier, Pine Avenue offers stunning views of the water and beautiful, clean sand. It’s perfect for sunset walks or seashell collecting. You can also visit The Waterfront Restaurant located 111 South Bay Blvd. in Holmes Beach, FL.
  • The Plaza: Located where Marina Drive and Gulf Drive meet, The Plaza is a great spot for retail therapy. It features shops ranging from clothing to jewelry to art galleries⁴.
  • Manatee Public Beach: This stop is ideal for a full day at the beach. You can relax on the sand, collect seashells, or explore nearby food and shopping options⁴.
  • Coquina Beach: On the southern tip of the island in Bradenton Beach, Coquina Beach is a great place to explore the whimsical wetlands and pines. If you’re there on a Sunday, don’t miss the beach market⁴.

These stops are just a few highlights of what Anna Maria Island has to offer. With a trolley stop every 2-4 blocks, you’ll find it easy to explore all the attractions the island has to offer³⁴. Enjoy your ride! 🚎

Sources:

  1. FREE Anna Maria Island Trolley | Local Guide | AnnaMaria.com
  2. Island Trolley – Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
  3. Bing Search: popular stops on Anna Maria Island trolley route
  4. Monkey Bus
  5. Free Trolley Guide – Anna Maria Island Home Rental

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