The island, some seven miles long, was named Ana-Maria-Cay by the Spanish to honor the Virgin Mary and her mother Anne.
Popular since the early 1900’s, Anna Maria was founded by Charles Roser, father of the Fig Newton, who reportedly made his fortune when he sold the recipe to Nabisco.
The annual average temperature is 74.8 degrees.
- Other than a short stray shower during the day, Anna Maria claims to have sunshine on average of 361 days a year!
Anna Maria Island... Ponce De Leon first discovered island in 1513 and nicknamed it "Pascua de Florida," meaning "Feast of Flowers"
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