Treasure Island Beach
Treasure Island Beach
4.5
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This tranquil beach lies on the southern tip of the three-mile-long Treasure Island. It's clean and pristine (thanks to it being managed by a resort) and great for snorkeling and swimming. There are also beach chairs and umbrellas to rent for the day—stay till sunset for exceptionally gorgeous views. It's close to plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars nearby, making it a popular spot in the area. Visit on the weekend to witness a sunset drum circle; in November for Sanding Ovations, an annual sand-sculpting competition; or in January for a kite festival. – Tripadvisor
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  • Beach Weddings Florida
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasure Island Sunset Beach Wedding Location
    Treasure Island Beach which includes Sunset Beach and the Sunset Beach Pavilion is an amazing location for a beach wedding from an elopement to a vow renewal to an intimate beach wedding, this beach has the perfect sunset, the beaches are clean, and the water is perfect. As a wedding planner in Florida, have arranged many beach weddings in this area including an all inclusive ceremony and reception right on the beach. While other other beaches are crowded, this beach can be more laid back than the bigger tourist beaches. There are cottages, hotels, and condos aligned throughout the area if accommodations are needed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 4, 2023
  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand50,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful White Sand Beach!
    We stayed at Island Inn Resort on Treasure Island. The wave/current was soft and low and good for kids and elderly. The sand is white and soft. The water was warm in early August. The beach was uncrowded, wide, and long.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Jodi
    Surprise, Arizona9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    Nice, large, clean beach. There’s live music along the boardwalk by the resorts. Rental chairs, games. The boardwalk is really nice. Lots of sea life and beautiful sunsets. Great place.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Maps54298325331
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach!!
    Very nice beach and a plus is the boardwalk. Alot of shells on the beach but get there early in the morning if you want the good ones along with sand dollars. Went during spring break and not crowded at all.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 20, 2024
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Barbara R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Don't park in any lot that says it is A privately owned lot and is managed by FL Parking Company. We parked and paid for an hour at a restaurant, not realizing the restaurant was overcrowded and it took a long time to be served. We expected to pay for an additional hour, but returning to the vehicle, we received a citation. One hour parking was $6 and thought the overtime into a second hour would be another $6.00. The citation was for $63.00, but was reduced to $43.00 if you paid within the 72 hours.The citation said the fine would be $63.00 if you paid later, then $$103 after 30 days The citation threatens that if you don't pay at all, that your credit rating, vehicle registration, license renewal and ability to rent a vehicle may affected.
Also try to get in touch with the Company or the website at FLCitation.com.
What a rip-offf, no restaurant is that good, which this one was not.
Don't be taken like we were and avoid this company or any other lot that says it is a privately ownd lot.
Written May 25, 2022
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BoilerMakerBob
Greenwood, IN1,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We drove down from Kissimmee for Kite Festival.
Dozens of tethered kites of all size and design, some big enough to be seen from a distance and some small accents to the others.
Then come the competition kites. Small, light kites with multiple wires and fancy control handles.
Coordinated choreographed "dances" with 4, 5 even 9 kites.
Individual kiters who can make their kites seem almost alive.
What a wonderful festival on a wonderful, beautiful beach.
One tip, parking is limited and fills fast. We went early, parked in the lot next to the beach, and went to eat breakfast.
Written January 15, 2022
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Mustangandi
Mooresville, NC96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
The sand is very easily walked. We logged 10 miles one day and 7 miles another day, just by walking by the water, on the path up by the gulf front hotels and on the sidewalk on the street side. This helps us find our gulf front dining options as well.

Forget about crossing the street at a stoplight - they take forever to change. Find the pedestrian crossings. Press the button and the vehicles immediately stop so you can quickly cross the street.

We stayed at Treasure Bay, across the street from the gulf, but in a gulf view room. We could walk anywhere!

We walked to the furthest south point of Treasure Island where the seashells are a few inches deep. They are mostly crushed or small but if you walk the rest of the beach, right after high tide, you might find some decent shells. There are boat trips to an island that apparently has better shells.

The water is beautiful and there are lots of outdoor activities to try. Parasailing, boating, scooter/bike/motorbicycle rentals, etc.
Written January 4, 2021
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Gregor W
Vienna, Austria443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Well, all the other reviews are from visits before vacation time. Starting in July and especially August, and even more so on weekends, the beach is crowded and incredibly loud! Too many people, all in their big tents (yes, they build real big tents now with doors and floors instead of feeling the sand), loud music from every side from sometimes unattended boom boxes. Lots of trash from the bars on the beach, mostly plastic cups and all kinds of plastic parts.
It used to be a place for family and full with kids playing and building sand castles, now they are the minority. Now there is mostly gay couples (men) who try to impress each other and behave like aggressive peacocks, wearing too tight and too small bathing gear. Not appropriate for a family beach, honestly. (don't get me wrong, some of my best friends are gay, and they find the behaviour strange on that beach!).
Written August 6, 2022
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Pam S
Marlborough, NH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We stayed in a condo overlooking the beach. Great views, amazing sunsets. The beach was gorgeous and the water so clear. We will be returning for sure. We also loved the rental chairs and umbrellas for very low daily cost.
Written March 15, 2020
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Alexis O
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My daughter & I have stayed at the Bilmar 2-3 times a year for the last 3 years because it is truly our happy place. We look forward to it all winter & even though we only live an hour away we could never imagine staying anywhere else. The staff, accommodations, pools, Sloppy Joe's great food....this resort has it all. I've left reviews before about how wonderful our stays are but our last one a couple weeks ago meant the most to us. The Bilmar provided a safe, clean environment with low capacity & plenty of take-out options for great food from Sloppy Joe's as well as other restaurants within walking distance. My daughter & I were able to spend some much needed relaxing time together while figuring out what our new reality was going to be with my job & her schooling. I never had to doubt the hotel's tenacity at following all social distancing or sanitizing protocols. I know that the 2 nights we were there put us in a much better state of mind & reminded us how important it is to look out for and be kind to one another. I truly hope we are able to be back at the Bilmar at the first of June as that is our tradition.
Written March 30, 2020
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Te’
Jacksonville, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Treasure Island is BEAUTIFUL, ENTERTAINING, Lots of things to do!! We went parasailing at Johns Pass and ate at Bubba Gump restaurant which was Superb!! Also did a dinner cruise on a boat. Everyone we came into contact with was very nice and conversational. The locals gave us tips on where to go for fun. We stayed at Fusion Resort which was a very nice vibe. We got to wake up on the water every morning and watch the Sun come up, went bike riding to the beach which is literally like 5 min from the resort . Breathtaking beach! We Thoroughly enjoyed our entire trip. We will be back!!
Written August 6, 2022
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,082 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Despite being in the busy Pinellas County area, Treasure Island Beach is still an awesome place! I was there for a wedding and the weather was gorgeous. The beach is massive with plenty of room though some sections of the beach are cordoned off for businesses and private homes. The sand is soft though not a soft as the sand in the Panhandle. The sunset was amazing. The West Florida beaches are some of the best places in the country for sunsets. Parking on other hand is terrible and expensive. Unless you stay at an expensive beachfront hotel or close enough to walk, it will be hard to find a place to park. With the pros and cons, I feel overall this is an average beach as far as Florida beaches go.
Written October 22, 2020
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Lisa
St. Petersburg, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This beach is always clean and we enjoy the board walk. Even though there are hotels lining the beach there is plenty of room For every beach goer.....you can spread out and play a little frisbee, volleyball or bocce Ball. The sand castle contest is always a fun event to attend with amazingly talented artists and fun art & food booths.
Written March 8, 2022
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH6,802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Halfway between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach is Treasure Island Beach. It’s a beautiful stretch of sand meets water. The beach is wide, the sand is white and soft, views in both directions, beautiful sunsets and chairs and umbrellas available for rent. We stayed at Marriott Residence Inn. There is a nice beachfront walkway that runs beachside of all the resorts which is lit at night. Plenty of places to eat and shop along the beach.
Written March 4, 2021
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