Destination guide

Head to the beautiful city of Holmes Beach

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Holmes Beach. Travelers to this scenic city praise the bird watching, fishing and kayaking. Fort De Soto Park and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Holmes Beach

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Holmes Beach a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • River Run Golf Links (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • People at Play (13 mi / 21 km)

Seasonal weather in Holmes Beach

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Holmes Beach

Travelers love Holmes Beach for its island views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Holmes Beach. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort De Soto Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Manatee Public Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Bean Point Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Brandenton Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)

Transportation options to and around Holmes Beach

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Holmes Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,687 holiday lettings near Holmes Beach. From 1,664 Houses to 1,416 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Holmes Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Holmes Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Holmes Beach:

  • Ilexhurst: 1,511 holiday homes
  • Key Royale: 489 holiday homes
  • Jungle Terrace: 56 holiday homes
  • United Central: 33 holiday homes
  • Bay Isles: 195 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Holmes Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Holmes Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Island Gallery West: 7,646 holiday lettings
  • Jim Neville Marine Preserve: 5,812 holiday lettings
  • Demens Landing Park: 8,908 holiday lettings
  • Red Barn Flea Market Plaza: 8,708 holiday lettings
  • Salvador Dali Museum: 9,032 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Holmes Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Holmes Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,664 Houses in Holmes Beach. Our other popular types of Holmes Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,416 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 191 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 154 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Holmes Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,928 holiday homes with pool available in Holmes Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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