On the north reaches of Anna Maria Island, this sandy beach park spreads adjacent to the Anna Maria Fishing Pier, which will please the anglers in the family. The wee ones will love the fun playground and giant sandbox. Tall Australian pine trees provide plenty of shade (but also attract “no-see-um” biting insects around sunset). Picnic pavilions, too, let you get out of the sun. Despite the bugs, Bayfront Park is a great place to watch sunset with the glowing Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay in the distance. A number of restaurants and a good little ice cream shop are within walking distance.
Sunrise to 10 p.m. daily.