Palma Sola Scenic Highway


  • DesignationState Byway (2004)
  • LocationFL
  • Length4 miles
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Palma Sola Scenic Highway CME - Active, Sarasota/Manatee MPO
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Palma Sola Scenic Highway


“Palma Sola” means “Solitary Palm,” and the solitary palm referred to is an old palm standing near the beach at Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Sailors have searched the horizon for that palm on Anna Maria Island for many years, using it to guide themselves into Anna Maria Sound and Palma Sola Bay. The scenic route leads to Anna Maria Island crossing over Palma Sola Bay and the inland waterway. This byway connects the mainland with the barrier island. It connects with the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway to the south and is a beautifully maintained drive with numerous recreational areas landscaped with native vegetation. The corridor has a park-like feel with enhanced picnic areas, restrooms, and many amenities. It’s easy for travelers to enjoy water sports such as fishing, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing along the entire causeway. The beaches are well maintained and provide the ideal environment for relaxing, enjoying the sun, or pitching some horseshoes. The Palma Sola Scenic Highway is a great leisure drive for the whole family.

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