Treasure Island is located on the West Central Gulf Coast of Florida between St. Pete Beach and Madeira Beach. The island got its name from an early hotel owner who buried and later re-discovered a couple of wooden chests on the beach. News of the find spread quickly and people began calling the area Treasure Island and the name stuck.
Treasure Island is one of St. Petersburg’s longest and widest beaches consisting of three-plus miles of white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. You can swim, go shelling, sunbathe, snorkel, parasail and view gorgeous sunsets. In addition there are numerous shops restaurants, nightlife spots and unique events.
Just south of the public beach is Sunset Beach, a mile-and-half-long peninsula. Sunset Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the St. Petersburg area. The beach gets a little narrower than the rest of the island, and towering pines give some relief from the sun.
If you are looking to party beach-style, this beach town is among the area’s best choices. Chances are you’ll come across live music in some of the numerous night spots that dot the area. Every year in November, sand sculptors from around the world come here to compete for the grand prize in the sand Sculpting Contest
Treasure Island is a beautiful area to live or visit with Intracoastal Waterway on the east and over 3 miles of beaches on the west. The island has what you are looking for whether you are looking for a no hassle condominium, single family home or a quaint cottage on the water with spectacular view no matter if you are along the Intracoastal Waterway or on the beachside.
The community is quieter and more residential than St. Pete Beach but easily accessible to all the hot spots that you will not feel isolated.