Treasure Island Florida

Treasure Island Florida is one of the best destinations in the state to escape to if you want to enjoy some quality time on the beach. The beaches in Treasure Island extend for miles along the Gulf of Mexico, offering visitors the chance to swim and sunbath to their hearts' content. Nearby beaches such as those found at Fort De Soto Park and Shell Key can easily be visited on the side during a Treasure Island beach getaway, only adding to the possibilities. The laid back atmosphere of Treasure Island Florida is conducive to relaxing, though you can also stay busy exploring the region. Treating yourself to at least one boat tour is recommended when you're not hanging out at an idyllic Treasure Island beach, and that's just one option when it comes to the many fun things to do.

The beaches in Treasure Island form what is essentially one long beach, which residents claim is the "largest white sand beach on the Gulf Coast." Pass A Grille Beach in St Pete Beach might have something to say about that, thanks to its large size, and there are plenty of other long stretches of sand up and down the coast. Several Treasure Island beach access points can be found along Gulf Boulevard, and you can always hop on the trolley to get to some of them if you are without a car. The beach trolley on the west coast of Pinellas County serves Treasure Island and all of the other major beach communities, including Madeira Beach to the north and St Pete Beach to the south.  

Treasure Island Florida started on its path towards becoming a resort community in 1915. That was when the first Treasure Island hotel was built. Today, there are many more hotels to choose from, some of which are discount motels for those who are looking to save on rates. There are also quite a few vacation rental properties here if you prefer to go that route. You will be close to the beaches in Treasure Island wherever you choose to stay, and getting to nearby cities like St Petersburg and Tampa will be easy if you want to enjoy some urban fun on the side.

All of the beaches in Treasure Island are inviting, though you might stick to the main beach parks in the center of town if you are seeking a family friendly environment. If it's a party that you're looking for, Sunset Beach, which can be found on the southern side of things, is the place to hang out. Things aren't as wild as they used to be on Sunset Beach, but it's still a good place if you are up for a party scene. As for the main Treasure Island beach parks, they can be found off Gulf Boulevard at the ends of 104th and 112th Avenues. When you're not relaxing on the beaches in Treasure Island, you can stroll along the paved walkway that runs along the sand. You can also rent a waverunner, or jet ski, and cruise the open waters.

In addition to enjoying beach related activities in Treasure Island Florida, visitors can also have plenty of fun on land. Over at the Treasure Island Golf, Tennis & Recreation Center, a 9-hole par-3 golf course awaits those who are looking to tee it up. If tennis is your thing, the center boasts six clay courts and two asphalt ones. As a side note, the St Petersburg area is home to quite a few quality golf courses if you are serious about adding golf to your vacation itinerary.

All of the activity, whether it be at the beach or not, is bound to make you hungry at some point, in which case you'll be glad to know that Treasure Island offers some unique restaurants. You'll also want to check out the dining options in nearby St Petersburg, not to mention those that can be found on the Gulf Coast. Madeira Beach, which is home to John's Pass Village, boasts some excellent eateries, so you won't be at a loss for dining choices. There are also quite a few bars in the area if you are up for some nightlife. Treasure Island boasts what is reportedly the longest waterfront bar, so you might start there.

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