Destination guide

Head to the scenic city of Holmes Beach

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Holmes Beach. Travellers 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-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Holmes Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Holmes Beach

Travellers 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 holiday in Holmes Beach. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Holmes Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,794 holiday lettings around Holmes Beach. From 139 villas to 1,709 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Holmes Beach?

Don't just visit the beach. Round up your posse and find a place on its doorstep! The soothing sound of waves and extraordinary ocean views? It's a no-brainer! HomeAway has 1,523 holiday homes by the beach for you to select from. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 1,117 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 988 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 795 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Holmes Beach?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this holiday, you could just go for an entire house. You'll feel like a part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 1,795 houses currently available on HomeAway. Prices start at £42 a night. If that doesn't suit your group's taste, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Condo: 1,474 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Villa: 168 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Cottage: 146 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.

Can I stay in Holmes Beach in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a break with your relatives or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out in a new place together! And the good news is that HomeAway has places to suit. Presently, house holiday rentals are the hottest thing for large groups of travellers here, and we have 664 available on our database. If you're hoping to travel in a larger group, the property options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 1,522 properties to rent just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as £46.
  • If you've got 8 in your squad, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 562 holiday rentals suitable. You can book one for as little as £88 per night.
  • Searching for places for rent suitable for 10 people? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 149 that'll be ideal. You can bag one from just £137 per night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you plan your Holmes Beach travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Holmes Beach?

Bid farewell to sterile, drab hotel chains! Enjoy the ease of living like one of the locals in a budget-friendly holiday rental instead. Have a look at the incredible options that can be secured now on HomeAway. Isla del Sol is a good area to check out if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 190 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £95 per night. Another 38 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Coquina Key. With an average price of £97 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.

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