Treasure Island, Pinellas County FL
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The Tocobaga, indigenous people who lived around Tampa Bay during the first Spanish colonial period (1513-1763), were the first to colonize the patch of land now called Treasure Island.
Treasure Island is part of the same barrier inlet as Madeira and St. Petersburg Beaches—south of Madeira Beach and North of St. Petersburg Beach. The city has a total area of 5.3 square miles. About 1.6 square miles of it is land and 3.7 square miles of it is water. There were a little over 4,000 households and 7,450 people residing on the island in the year 2000.
By 1915, a few property owners attempted to boost property value and sales in the area by hatching a plan to stage a discovery of chests filled with gold. False as the rumor may have been, the news spread quickly and the name “Treasure Island” stuck.
In the 1950s following World War II, real estate sales and growth exploded. Many real estate ventures used fill from dredged material, augmenting property to be developed.
Baseball’s Babe Ruth owned a beachfront home on Treasure Island after his retirement.
Today, Treasure Island has a thriving bar and restaurant scene in its downtown.
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Residence Inn (4 ½ stars)
11908 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Located right on the beach, Residence Inn St. Petersburg-Treasure Island is close to Dolphin Marine Rentals, John’s Pass and Village Boardwalk. It features an outdoor pool and a fitness center, business center and small meeting rooms. A complimentary breakfast is available. Other amenities include laundry facilities, coffee/tea in the lobby, complimentary newspapers, and free WiFi. All units feature microwaves and refrigerators. The rooms are enormous and spotless. This hotel is everything you would expect of a Marriott property.
Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites (4 ½ stars)
12000 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Step outside your door and you’re on the white sands of Sunshine Beach of the Gulf of Mexico. This resort is just half a mile from shops, restaurants, and water sports activities at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. These beautiful suites have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private balconies, separate living room, dining room, and a full kitchen. Making sure nothing is left out; the suites also have a washer and dryer. In the lobby you will find complimentary wireless internet access, a café, and a business center. It’s the best value around for luxury accommodations.
Bilmar Beach Resort (4 stars)
10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Where does one begin to enumerate the fantastic offerings of this wonderful resort? Beautiful beach location; affordable weekly-rate vacation rentals; spacious suites, studios and efficiencies, and the list goes on. It’s great to be staying at a beachfront property, but you’d rather be poolside? Done. Here you will have your choice of two heated pools. Everything is minutes away from all the recreation, shopping, and entertainment one could imagine. There’s even a fitness trail. Everything is kept super clean and the friendly staff goes above and beyond to make your stay an unforgettable one.
Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina (4 stars)
11125 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
After a day on the water in whatever watercraft you’re piloting, the Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina is the place to unwind. This is an excellent location on Boca Ciega Bay and the marina is equipped to accommodate most any watercraft. The beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Amenities include; resort-style swimming pool, hot tub, rooftop sundeck, tropical landscaping, premier guest rooms and private balconies. You will also enjoy the convenient kitchenettes complete with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. Wireless Internet access and flat screen TV in all rooms. Expect extremely comfortable bedding. This hotel is priced right with super friendly staff.
Middle Grounds Grill (4 ½ stars)
10925 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33740
Cuisine: American (New)
Middle Grounds Grill offers a wonderful menu with a wide variety of dishes to choose from. You get the whole 9 yards—appetizers, soup and entree salads, pastas, steaks, seafood, about 5 different house specialties, and of course a great selection of sides. All this, plus an extensive list of wines, beers and liquors. If you are a local who has never been here before, write their phone number and address down. You’ll be back. If you’re an out-of-towner, you’ve just found something to write home about.
Shrimpys (4 stars)
124 107th Ave., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Cuisine: Seafood, Pubs, Cajun/Creole
Want fresh? We got fresh. Shrimpys has some of the freshest Gulf Coast seafood cuisine in the area. Dishes here have a blend of themes originating from Florida, Louisiana and Mexico and are the creations of Chef Richard, who has 20 years of culinary skill behind him. Most impressive according to the reviews is the Island Quesadilla, the Oyster Po Boy, and the huge Scallops, all caught in local waters. The Cajun flair will truly wow ya.
The Pearl Restaurant (4 ½ stars)
163 107th Ave., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Cuisine: Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean
If you want to experience a true Mediterranean fine dining treat, look no further than The Pearl Restaurant, one of Treasure Island’s top rated restaurants. Chef Karim along with a knowledgeable and friendly staff will take you on a culinary journey that will leave you in awe. The chicken tagine, lamb tagine, and the lobster bisque come highly recommended based on reviews. Virtually everything is cooked to perfection.
Foxy’s Café (4 stars)
160 107th Ave., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Cuisine: Contemporary, Pizza
Foxy’s Café is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They offer a little bit of everything with fast and courteous service. Open seven days a week, Indoor and outdoor seating. Try their legendary Belgium Waffles. Casual atmosphere. Great prices.
Treasure Island Park
104th Avenue and Park Place, Treasure Island, FL 33706
It’s small, but this is a great place that offers adult outdoor activity workouts including running, sprinting, and upper body exercises using basic park equipment. It is also connected with the Treasure Island Community Center. If you would like a break from spending so much time at the beach, which is only ¼ mile away, this is a wonderful change-of-pace. You will find many shaded areas and benches. Easy to find. Get on 104th Avenue and look for the giant pirate at the north end.
War Veterans Memorial Park (5 stars)
9600 Bay Pines Blvd., Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
The War Veterans Memorial Park is right next door to the Bay Pines Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. There are many trails for walking as well as biking, playgrounds and play areas for the kids, plus several pavilions and BBQ grills throughout the park. Plenty of restroom facilities are well maintained and conveniently located. It is quiet and serenely peaceful.
Dolphin Marine Rentals, Inc. (4 stars)
11025 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Located on Boca Ciega Bay between John’s Pass and Blind Pass, you are offered quick access to dolphin watching and some terrific fishing. A leisurely cruise around Boca Ciega Bay is just what the doctor ordered. But slow cruising on your pontoon, or just buzzing around on a jet ski, Dolphin Marine Rentals has what you’re looking for to make it all possible.
Treasure Island Beach Rentals (5 stars)
10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Located right on the beach, Treasure Island Beach Rentals offers for paddleboards, bikes, rafts and kayaks for rent. Small operation and very accommodating. Brian S. – Cold Spring, NY: “We rented a couple of kayaks from this guy on the beach…He told us to take our time and let us have the kayaks for much longer then he charged us for. He explained how they worked and seemed very professional.”
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