Treasure Island in Focus
Treasure Island in Focus
2020 has introduced a wide variety of challenges for everyone, but as the country is opening back up, many are looking for safe activities to do on their vacation. The Tampa Bay Beaches is a gulfside strip on the west coast of Florida, comprising multiple municipalities which attract visitors every year. Treasure Island is a quant island with nothing but beautiful beaches and waterfront views.
MEET THE BEACH: Treasure Island
Treasure Island was one of the four original keys on the Tampa Bay Beaches, before it became a gulfside cluster of beach communities. It’s name originated from “an early hotel owner who buried and then "discovered" a couple of wooden chests on the beach” these were said to be filled with treasure. The name Treasure Island has since stuck making it a whimsical place to live and vacation.
Each Treasure Island beach, Sunset Beach, Mid-Island Beach and Sunshine Beach has their own character and appeal. Sunset Beach brings an old Florida feel to the island with a half-mile boardwalk, small beach accesses and staple restaurants. This is a popular place for locals to take a stroll or throw out a line. Mid-Island Beach brings the family appeal to the island with it’s Treasure Island Water Slide, Beach Snack Shack and a line of places to sit poolside. Sunshine Beach is right across the bridge from John’s Pass and where you can set up your chair and watch the boats come in.
SAFE & EXCITING ACTIVITIES: Here’s what to do
Treasure Island gives locals and visitors the ability to engage with nature, water and the environment at almost every activity. Most accommodations and restaurants offer waterfront views. The city offers easy access to boat ramps and marinas, recreational activities, seasonal activities and more.
EXPERIENCE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE BEACH
Treasure Island is an ideal spot for a relaxed day out in nature. Dubbed one of Florida’s Wildest Beaches; You will witness the natural beauty of Florida on the nearly four miles of beach. With a variety of beach accesses you could enjoy a walk from one end of the island to the other while taking in all the natural sights and sounds. Take a dip in the ocean to cool yourself off or keep your eyes peeled along the way for the greatest gift you can find on the beach, a variety of beautiful shells.
The Treasure Island Beach Trail is a great option to get some exercise in the outdoors whether you’re walking, bicycling, rollerblading or taking a family stroll. The brilliant sun, white sandy beaches and glorious sunsets are part of everyday life and are the primary reasons people come to live there.
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STAY, EAT & PLAY WITH A VIEW
This community manages to keep it’s natural beauty while allowing room for both new businesses and community staples to thrive. Treasure Island businesses tend to give you some of the best beach views. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay right on the beach or a waterfront restaurant, this community has it all.
This island community gives you the option to walk, ride or even boat to your favorite spot. Some restaurants and hotels offer docs for you to arrive by water. You can find the perfect place in the sand to grab a cocktail and a great meal.
PLAY TIME WITH THE PUP
Some may not know that Treasure Island even offers a beach for you and your pup to spend some quality time in the sun. At the end of Sunset beach you will find Sunset Dog Beach Park, a dog friend stretch of sand. Bring your beach chair and your dog’s favorite toy and make friends with other animal lovers.
No furry friends? Don’t worry, this stretch of beach offers options for fishing, beachside restaurants, a playground for the kids as well as a small park for you to sit back and enjoy the sunshine!