Wondering What to Pack on your Anna Maria Island Vacation?

Packing for a vacation is something that no one wants to do, but everyone has to do. It’s a chore, and wondering what to pack on your Anna Maria Island Vacation makes it that much harder, so we’ve broken it down and made it a bit easier for you.

Anna Maria Island is a laid back little slice of paradise. Island life is easy and carefree. Locals live in flip flops. Sure, you can dress up if you’d like to, but comfortable, feminine summer dresses can be the norm in almost any situation. You wouldn’t be over or underdressed if you were to wear one.

When you’re packing for a beach vacation, of course, you want to pack a few swimsuits. Flowy cover-ups are always a good idea as well. We have bathhouses on some of our beaches, as well as some places to grab a bite to eat right on the beach, as well as directly across the street. So throwing on a cover-up over a bathing suit is easy.

During the day, hanging around shorts with flowy shirts are great, one because they’re pretty, but they’re also light and airy.

The sun here is much stronger than it is up north, so be sure to pack a floppy hat, visor, or some other type of hat to protect your face. You’ll also want to be sure to bring along a pair of sunglasses.

You’ll need something to carry all of these things to the beach, so bring a good beach bag to hold all of your beach essentials mentioned above, and include a great book for some gulf side reading, and of course, don’t forget the sunscreen, you’ll need it!

Don’t forget to leave a little bit of extra room in your suitcase, we have some great shops to grab that little keepsake!

Wondering What to Pack on your Anna Maria Island Vacation?

Our Resorts

Silver Resorts offers two locations on Anna Maria Island. Bridgewalk, a Landmark Resort, and Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort.

Bridgewalk Resort

Bridgewalk is located on the quaint, centrally located, Historic Bridge Street and it offers spacious accommodations, most with Jacuzzi tubs and large screened verandas.


Silver Surf Resort

Silver Surf is an affordable Anna Maria Island resort with a private beach and a friendly, social atmosphere.