Coquina Beach Controversy

If you've cruised the 7 mile stretch of beach that makes up Anna Maria Island in one of our Polaris Gem Car beach buggys, then you've probably noticed the shade canopy on Coquina Beach,  provided by the Australian pines that line the area. The community loves these pines. In the summer we need shade and these pines give us the cool reprieve from the sun we desperately desire. Controversy has arisen after a proposed 100 trees have been planned for removal with the first phase of a county drainage and parking lot improvement…continue reading →

Rod N Reel Pier

The best way to get to Rod N Reel Pier you ask.... In the stylish Polaris GEM Car, of course!  These gals had a great time cruising the north end of Anna Maria Island and even stopped for lunch at the infamous Rod N Reel Pier. You can read more about the pier and its restaurant below. "Anna Maria Island has become an easy traveler’s paradise. Tucked away from the vibrant urban sprawl of Sarasota and nearby Bradenton, it’s the perfect place for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Anna Maria Island treasures quiet lunches, coastal…continue reading →

Pickle Ball Team Cruises In Style

A local pickle-ball group cruise the island in one of our Polaris Gem Car's. Pickle-ball has become a very popular pastime and sport around the country and especially here on Anna Maria Island. Groups can find many places to play pickle ball on Anna Maria Island. There are courts off 62nd st in Holmes Beach that are free for the public to use. The Herb Dolan Park on 25th street and Avenue A on Bradenton Beach is open for public use and many pickle-ball teams utilize this court. Private courts are also scattered…continue reading →

Golf Cart Safety Laws Reinforced On The Island

In February of this year, Holmes Beach Commissioners approved an amended ordinance that requires golf carts have seat-belts and car seat functionality for children. In addition golf carts will not be permitted on roads that have a speed limit of 25 or higher. LSV- Low Speed Vehicles like our Polaris GEM Cars do not have to adhere to the 25 mph rule. Our GEM cars also come standard with seatbelts, so we're covered there too! Golf Carts & LSV's are not allowed on beach accesses, boardwalks, bike lanes, or sidewalks.continue reading →