Travelers to Holmes Beach take part in all types of outdoor recreation like paddleboarding and kayaking. Those who take a fishing excursion are likely to catch grouper, snapper or mackerel.
- Manatee Public Park: This public beach has all the things you need for a day at the beach, including bathroom facilities with changing areas. Play beach volleyball, grab food at one of the restaurants, have a picnic, go souvenir shopping or lounge on the beach.
- Coquina Baywalk: This nearby nature trail is suited to everyone in the family. A wooden walkway is provided to observe native birds and wildlife in a peaceful setting.
- Anna Maria Historical Museum: Visit this small museum to learn the island's history. An old jail and cottage are also on the property.