Situated directly west of St. Petersburg, Treasure Island is a slice of paradise in the Gulf of Mexico, known for its pearly white beaches, crystal-clear waters and endless sunshine. While the sun and surf take centre stage in this laid-back town, it’s also home to enticing seafood restaurants and cultural attractions.
Things to do in Treasure Island
Spend a day soaking up the sunshine on Treasure Island’s five-kilometre-long beach, known for its fine white sand, world-class snorkelling and swaying palm trees. Relax under an umbrella with a cocktail in hand or enjoy an invigorating walk, run or ride on the paved Treasure Island Beach Trail.
Visit John’s Pass, a historic fishing village and waterfront boardwalk lined with quaint shops, restaurants and bars in the neighbouring community of Madeira Beach. Take to the seas for an afternoon of treasure hunting aboard the Royal Conquest Pirate Ship or tuck into fresh fish tacos and frozen cocktails at the famous Bamboo Beach Bar & Grill.
Shop like a local at the St. Pete Saturday Morning Market, the largest fresh food market in the south-east region of the United States. From unique gifts to organic produce, live music and street food, there’s plenty here to keep the entire family entertained.
No visit to Treasure Island is complete without enjoying a drink or two at Gators Cafe & Saloon, touted the world’s longest waterfront bar. The multi-level venue has been a Treasure Island hotspot for over 20 years and features a tasting room and tiki lounge with stunning sunset views.
Getting around Treasure Island
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport are both within a 30-minute drive of Treasure Island. Taxis, shuttle buses and rental cars are convenient methods of transport. Treasure Island is small enough to explore on foot, while the Jolley Trolley is a perfect way to explore nearby towns of Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg.