PLAYA ESMERALDA on Anna Maria Island is on Gulf Drive South with the beach 20 steps away. Historic Bridge Street, with quaint shops, restaurants, bars and the Pier, which often features festivals, is a short one and a half block walk. There is a free shuttle that travels most of Anna Maria Island, making it very convenient. The location of PLAYA ESMERALDA is simply amazing. You are a short walk from the beach, spectacular sunsets, great restaurants, bars and shops.