Florida vacation destination Cortez Fishing Village

If you travel one mile south from our cozy Anna Maria Island spot on the shores of the glittering Gulf of Mexico, taking the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, you might glimpse evidence of the area’s longstanding commercial fishing heritage: sturdy commercial fishing boats maneuvering past the footprint of bygone net camps and 100-year-old shoreline cottages and bungalows to deliver their catch.

Welcome Sea Turtles by Cedar Cove Resorts and Cottges, an Anna Maria Vacation Destination

Little staked-off squares in the sand and the glow of red lights along the shoreline at night: It’s sea turtle nesting season here on Anna Maria Island, and we’re once again welcoming scores of these endangered creatures onto our beaches to make their nests and lay their eggs.

If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…. Have we got the recipe for you this week! It’s less than 250 calories, 5 ingredients, and technically made in one-step: Blend.

best beach destinations

Millions of people visit the beach.

If there’s one country that offers plenty of opportunities to bask in the sun, it’s the United States. Whether you go to the beach to relax in the sand or catch some waves, there’s a beach in the U.S. for you!

Sea turtles

Home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, Anna Maria Island is always home to some of the most beautiful creatures - Sea Turtles! 5 species of sea turtles call our surrounding Gulf waters home, and from the months of May to October these sea turtles nest on our beaches.

Here on Anna Maria Island, we appreciate the slower pace of life. We try to not be in too much of a rush and when we do arrive, we like to arrive in style. There are some unique ways that we prefer to get around our island home. Our team at Cedar Cove decided to highlight our 3 favorite fun suggestions on how to bop around AMI.

Spring has sprung which means beautiful weather… Most of the time. However, sometimes April showers may visit The Sunshine State. Have no fear, there are plenty of things to do on paradise to pass the time until the sun comes out. Here are 6 fun things to do on a rainy day in the Anna Maria Island area:

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The Palm Penthouse
Resort: Cedar Cove Beach Resort
2710 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, 34217