Things to do!



Bradenton is a lovely picturesque area on the Gulf Coast of Florida in between Sarasota and St Petersburg. It is just 45 minutes drive from Tampa International Airport.

It’s an ideal location to enjoy the breath taking Gulf Coast beaches. Wonderful white sand beaches run for miles with all the water activities you could wish for. Our house is 10 minutes drive from beautiful Bradenton Beach where there is plenty of free parking. We are only 15 minutes drive from Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.

There are many golf courses, a bowling alley, a cinema, health and beauty salon and gymnasium all close to our location..

We are also very close to the world famous Nick Bollettieri IMG sports academy for those wishing to improve their tennis.


There are many restaurants within a ten minute drive. The ones we recommend are:

Applebees This is a great restaurant/bar suitable for families. Wide choice of menu.
Carrabas Italian restaurant with fantastic food to suit all.
Bone Fish More up market restaurant, specialising in fish dishes.
The Sand Bar Fantastic location where you can eat outside under their covered Gulf front deck.
Beach House Our favourite! Great food and fantastic location.
Mar vista Dockside Restaurant Covered outside deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay.
Mar Vista Restraunt - Must Go.



Several attractions are within a 45 minute drive. These include the Busch Gardens Theme Park, Adventure Island Water Park, Salvador Dali Museum and the Florida Aquarium.

Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and all the Orlando attractions are approximately 90 minutes away along Interstate 75 and Interstate 4.

If shopping is your thing we recommend a trip to the Ellenton Outlet Mall. This is 15 minutes away and includes shops selling clothing, sports wear, shoes, jeans, and all at bargain prices!