Treasure Island, located between St. Pete Beach and Madeira Beach, has among the whitest and widest beaches in all of Florida. Treasure Island offers a quieter alternative to some of the more popular beaches in the Tampa Bay area, making it an ideal vacation spot for families or couples looking for a quiet and relaxing get away.
One of the most popular attractions in Treasure Island is the Treasure Island Beach Trail. This mile long walkway along the east side of the beach offers easy access to motels, restaurants and bars that make up the heart of Treasure Island’s hotel district.Treasure Island’s downtown area has several clothing stores, a drug store, banks, a liquor store, several restaurants, bars and a new grocery store.
John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is located on the border between Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. John’s Pass is an old fishing village that has been transformed into a quaint area with 110 shops, galleries, restaurants and water-sport vendors. You will find antiques, art, local crafts, unique clothing and jewelry, as well as tempting restaurants featuring fresh fish and seafood. Family members of all ages will enjoy shopping, eating, and the various other activities available at John’s Pass Village, a main attraction for vacationers in the Tampa Bay area.
To the south of Treasure Island in St. Pete Beach, jet skiing, parasailing, and dolphin and sunset boat tours are just a few of the many attractions you will find. Shopping enthusiasts can peruse the specialty boutiques in Pass-A-Grille or take a stroll to the Historic Corey Avenue Shopping District located along Gulf Blvd.
In nearby Tampa Bay, you can visit Busch Gardens and experience up-close encounters with amazing animals, take an unforgettable safari across the Serengeti Plains, test your courage on pulse-pounding coasters, or catch live entertainment all year long. Or spend the afternoon at Adventure Island, Tampa’s only outdoor water theme park.
Treasure Island offers a variety of restaurants in its downtown area. A visit to Sloppy Joe’s Beach Bar during dinner is a must. It is worth it to wait for a table on the patio directly on the beach and view amazing sunsets while you dine.
Treasure Island features a mix of classic “Mom and Pop” motels and the newest and most luxurious condos and hotels on the Florida’s Gulf Coast. For an unforgettable vacation you might want to consider staying at the Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites. This new “all-suite” beachfront resort comes with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen, plus a private Gulf view balcony. Located directly on the beach and less than a mile from John’s Pass, with a spectacular outdoor pool, this is an amazing place to stay. For more budget-conscious vacationers, the Thunderbird Beach Resort is centered around a tropical courtyard featuring a large heated pool and hot tub.