Treasure Island Florida Hotels

Treasure Island Florida Hotels are located on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. Treasure Island is blessed with miles of gorgeous white sand beaches that boast that “Old Florida” feel. You and your family can enjoy a quiet “laid back” atmosphere, while also just a short drive from Florida’s major theme parks.

Treasure Island has miles of clean, wide white sand beaches made for the perfect family vacation. Along with the warm gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful sunsets. Want to go deep sea fishing, boating, sightseeing, parasailing, jet skiing, golfing or any number of other activities? Treasure Island has it all waiting for you. For all of the best area beaches, visit our St Petersburg Area Beaches guide.

Treasure Island Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Treasure Island is from March to May, when the weather is comfortably hot and there’s a ton of outdoor events. You’ll find more affordable room rates from June to November, but there is the threat of hurricanes, and the weather can often be scorching. The temperature cools down significantly for the winter months. Treasure Island is great to visit year-round but it’s particularly pleasant in the springtime when the temperatures range from the lower 60s to the mid-80s. The increase in outdoor festivities and the blooming purple jacaranda trees make the visit worth it.  June to November is hurricane season and average temperatures in Treasure Island during these months range from the mid-60s to the high 80s. July and August are the hottest months and rainfall is most frequent in the month of August. Though the heat and threat of hurricanes may dissuade you, there are a few upsides to a trip at this time: bargain rates and plenty of events and festivals. It is a little chillier in the winter months with average temperatures in the mid-50s and mid-70s. The sun shines nonetheless and manatee sightings are frequent.

Best Treasure Island Area Beaches

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Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is a beach lover’s community straight out of a Buffett song. This neighborhood welcomes guests of all lifestyles with open arms and is especially popular with the local LGBT community. On Sunset Beach you will find uniquely decorated houses, tiki huts, white sands and beachfront bars where bohemian attitudes prevail. Showers and pavilion also available.

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Treasure Island Beach

Treasure Island is a big, wide community beach that has better shells than most beaches. But you’ll need to get there early for the best ones. There are three public boat ramps and a marina available. Head to this beach on weekdays for a quieter scene.

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Upham Beach

Upham has 4 wooden dune walkovers that lead to a very wide, white sandy beach. A short walk north takes you to Blind Pass, which has a rock jetty. This is a great place to watch the sunset. Dolphins often make an appearance and I’ve seen them put on quite a show of jumping out of the water.

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Archibald Memorial Beach Park

Archibald offers metered parking spots directly by the beach with four wooden walkovers, public restrooms, two outdoor shower areas, covered picnic area, and two sand beach volleyball courts. Located on site, The Snack Shak provides beach goers a great opportunity to grab a meal or pick up a beverage to enjoy on the beach.

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Madeira Beach

Madeira (“Mad”) Beach is a popular area option because it’s adjacent to John’s Pass Village Boardwalk, a family-friendly dining and shopping hub. Madeira Beach is the cleanest public beach in the area, and offers a quieter alternative to the more populated beaches. Find beautiful, soft, white sand and turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, sunning, beach combing, diving, jet skiing, parasailing and other water sports.

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Best Treasure Island Tours & Activities

Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour

Take a NIGHT TIME clear kayak adventure through beautiful Shell Key Preserve, featuring underwater LED lights. The paddle will last about 1.5 hours depending on the speed of the group and any wildlife you may see along the way. This is an incredibly unique tour where they’ll search for manatee, fish, sharks, birds, and more with the LED lights igniting the water way as you paddle. These lights illuminate the waters under the kayaks. Visit here for more information on the Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour,

Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour

Explore the northern area of Weedon Island Preserve on a kayaking tour from St. Petersburg. You’ll paddle for about two hours to see the native ecosystem of mangroves and waterways, learning about the local wildlife and plant species. Visit a manatee breeding and hangout location; watch for animals such as dolphins and birds; hear a bit about the Native American history of the area; and travel through a mangrove tunnel to see ancient burial mounds. Learn more about the Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour.

Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity

During your visit to St. Petersburg, explore the diverse plant and animal life of the Weedon Island Preserve on a stand-up paddle board tour. After a brief introductory lesson, hop on your easy-to-ride paddle board and glide through the mangrove islands. Learn about the rich biodiversity of the Tampa Bay estuary from your guide and keep an eye out for seabirds and other wildlife, including dolphins and manatees. Learn more about the Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity.

Amazing Helicopter Tour of Treasure Island, John’s Pass, Don CeSar Resort & Bay

Take off waterside from picturesque Albert Whitted airport in downtown St. Pete over the St. Pete Pier and soar to the west towards Treasure Island. Experience John’s Pass from a whole new angle before approaching the famous beachfront Don CeSar Resort. This tour will give you a birds-eye view of one of the top-ten most popular beaches in the world. The sand is a beautiful white, the marine life is plentiful, the barrier islands are pristine and the thrill of flying over it all is something you will never forget. You will return over the Pinellas Bayway. Learn more about the Amazing Helicopter Tour.

Day Sailing Experience

Enjoy a nice relaxing sail, of 2 hours, through the magnificent waters of Treasure Island and seeing dolphins. Learn more about the Day Sailing Experience.

Best Treasure Island Restaurants

Middle Grounds Cafe $11 – 30

They are a casual, fun and family friendly with an upscale atmosphere that is the perfect backdrop to the beautiful plates that leave their kitchen. They invite you to stop by for a delicious meal and fun atmosphere. Menu Telephone: 727-360-4253 Web: Middle Grounds Cafe

The Boardwalk Grill $11 – 30

This place is a hidden treasure in John’s Pass. Order the lobster roll, it is delicious, and they are not skimpy on the lobster. Very friendly staff. Telephone: 727-391-8947 Web: The Boardwalk Grill

Pirates Pub-N-Grub $11 – 30

Located on the John’s Pass Boardwalk with a great view of the water. Fresh seafood and the best burgers on the beach. Menu Telephone: 727-319-6285 Web: Pirates Pub-N-Grub

The Pearl Restaurant Over $30

A long time favorite of locals and visitors with discriminating taste, the atmosphere at The Pearl is upscale yet casual featuring temping dishes by Chef Karim and presented by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Menu Telephone: 727-360-9151 Web: The Pearl Restaurant

Palm Court Italian Grill Over $30

Palm Court Italian Grill offers an intimate dining experience with your favorite culinary creations from the Mediterranean. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner indoors or under the stars on the patio as you savor creamy pastas and the seafood selections that range from fried calamari to fresh grouper. Menu Telephone: 727-363-2658 Web: Palm Court Italian Grill

Best Treasure Island Beach Bars

Ka’tiki Sunset Beach

The beach bar that sets the bar for good vibes Island style with a clientele of locals and snowbirds, great bands set in real tiki hut serving cheap booze that can be legally carried on to the beach. Telephone: 727-360-2270 Web: Ka’tiki Sunset Beach

Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s Treasure Island is located directly on the white sandy beach of Treasure Island, Florida
and has a spectacular outdoor decks from which you can watch the nightly sunset. Telephone: 727-367-1600 Web: Sloppy Joe’s

Caddy’s

Where family and friends come to play. Beautiful gulf views, Amazing drink specials, Complimentary Cabanas, and Live music daily. Telephone: 727-360-4993 Web: Caddy’s

Ricky T’s Bar & Grille

Enjoy their casual, festive atmosphere with a round of ice cold drinks, great food, and their signature outstanding service. Dine outside while enjoying some of the hottest local bands and solo acts. Cool off indoors, where you can watch NFL Sunday Ticket on one of our huge flat-screen HD TVs, complete with surround sound. Telephone: 727-363-7425 Web: Ricky T’s Bar & Grille

Salt Water Hippie Beach Bar

Full Liquor, Live Music, Good Eats, Rad People & The Best Vibes!!! Telephone: 727-685-1372 Web: Salt Water Hippie Beach Bar

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26 Comments

  1. Aly

    Wow, what a neat destination! I had no idea there was a place called Treasure Island with so many wonderful leisure travel options!! I love the idea of the glow in the dark tour, which is an experience you will not find just anywhere. Is it advised to reserve these activities in advance or would it be okay to walk in and take the tour?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you could walk in and take the tour.  Treasure Island is a gem.  It’s very laid back with so much to offer.  Some really great hole-in-the-wall restaurants too!  Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Christopher Edwards

    My wife and I have been wanting to book a vacation recently and we decided on Florida. You provided us with so much valuable information on activities, restaurants and hotels! Treasure Island was not on our radar until I visited your site! Thank you for helping us decide on where to stay on our next vacation. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Treasure Island is very laid back with a quaint feel to it.  You can walk to a lot of the restaurant and don’t forget to stop at the local Ice Cream place. You can’t miss it with the big white ice cream cone on top 🙂  I am glad you enjoyed my Treasure Island Florida Hotels guide.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Sunny

    We definitely need your website and all the information you share here about the beach travel destinations. Thanks for sharing these details on Treasure Island Florida Hotels as as I mentioned before I am preparing for a road trip with my family and was looking into Virginia beaches, Florida Key. We are taking 2 weeks off for a vacation. Amazing tips! 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh my gosh, you will have a blast!  I like Key West, but it is so far away and there are too many jelly fish in the water for me LOL.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting my Treasure Island Florida Hotels guide.

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  4. Parameter

    I appreaciate your detailed highlight of the various weather  condition, the beach and community surrounding treasure island. With the weather condition being bearable between may and March. I think it is the best tone to visit  and enjoy the environment like you mentioned. I will like to see each beach especially Upham and its wooden dune leading to the white sandy beach 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      This is a wonderful area!  So many awesome beaches, and wonderful restaurants.  You can’t go wrong for a beach vacation.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Andy

    Hi and thanks for sharing this eyeopener, for me at least. We have always flown in and out of Tampa on our way further south to the Venice Beach area. Clearly, there are so many other great parts of Florida to explore and Treasure Island must be one of them. I particularly like the sound of these kayak tours that you mention. It sounds like winter would be the best season for us. The 50s to 70s degrees Fahrenheit still sounds fine to me. We should check it out. Thanks, Andy

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You definitely should check it out.  I love kayaking and paddle boarding on the waters.  So peaceful and you get more exercise then you think.  I am glad you enjoyed my Treasure Island Florida Hotels guide.

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  6. Bill

    I really enjoyed you’re content as I have only been to the Atlantic side of Florida, and I do love Florida but I do like what I see on the gulf side.

    It is a bummer that you have to pay attention to Hurricanes and the bad part is as time goes on the Hurricanes are going to be more, active so the time at Florida beaches could get sporting to enjoy, so I would suggest if you want to check out beach’s in Florida, do it within the next couple years.

    I know the beaches on the Atlantic side had supper clear waters supper with the beaches in Daytona, the sand was like white silt.

    With your article it has driven my curiosity up to I want to experience west Florida, is there more white beaches on the west side of Florida, the only one I found white was Daytona fort Lauderdale had tiny gravel kinda beach although supper clear water I wasn’t pleased with Fort Lauderdale’s beach.

    Thank You

    Bill Wright    

      

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Big different between the west and the east coast is that the waters over here (west side) are warmer, they are clear, and we do not have to worry about hurricanes like on the east coast.  The pattern just seems to shift them other directions.  We do get stormy weather during hurricane season, which I am actually looking forward to as it is so dry now.  No, I prefer most any beach over here over Fort Lauderdale beach beach hands down.  Most of the beaches here are not crowded with the exception of Clearwater Beach, and St Pete Beach.  They do get the crowds.  Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to leave me comments.

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  7. Kwidzin

    This looks like anothr amazingly beautiful place. That blue water looks absolutely fantastic, especially on the sun. I cant wait until everything gets back to some sort of normality again as regards to travel restrictions and so on. Then hopefully i might get a chance to get over there and visit this place

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, you will love the weather, the sunshine, the beautiful beaches, and the food is pretty great too 🙂  Thanks for visiting my Treasure Island Florida Hotels guide.

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  8. Aparna

    You have captured the best of destinations and the cheapest and fanciest places to stay in these locations. Great work. 

    I cant wait for the pandemic to end so that we can pick up our travel gear and get out into this beautiful world. 

    Thank u for these wonderful reviews. You put in a lot of efforts in writing these articles. 

    Regards,

    Aps

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for your compliments and I am glad you have enjoyed your visits to beachtraveldestinations.com  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  9. Aparna Bansal

    What great destinations. Lovely. Can’t wait for this miserable pandemic to end. Thank u for these inspiring articles.
    Regards,
    Aps

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  10. angell70

    Hi, thank so much for sharing. This is so amazing, love it. I promise one day I will just gonna get there. Reading through the article all I can say is that is very well structured, explaining the beauty of every destination. What i love most is that for every significant point uouve linked to a meaningful page. Splendid. Thank you.

    unfortunately I have none experience in this field although I wish I’ll have as well as no question. Thank you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will have to visit Florida one day.  You will love it here and there is so much to do and see!

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  11. LineCowley

    Treasure Island is another beautiful beach to discover in Florida. With so many lovely beaches to choose from, could one stay in one place, and explore all the beaches from one place? Or are they too far apart that it is better to stay 2 nights or so in each different one?

    I grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, where the purple jacarandas are the most beautiful sight to see, so great to see that Treasure Island also has jacarandas. That alone would be worth the visit. Thanks for a great selection.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live in Clearwater, and Treasure Island, the Redington communities, Belleair, Dunedin, Indian Rocks (I am sure I am missing a few) are all close.  I can drive down to one of the other beaches in a half hour or less.  So worth it.  So you can say in  one hotel and still be able to see a lot.  There a great trolley system that can take you to the different areas.  Definitely worth it and Treasure Island has a great laid back atmosphere.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Ann

    I really like that at Treasure Island, if we desire to walk on the beaches, we can do it at any time. Parking near the beach is not a problem after dusk. This is important to me because I would like to take picture by the seaside at different hours of the day. it’s good to point out that most beaches in Florida are off limits to vehicles.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, most are off limits.  You’ll find more of them on the east coast like at Daytona Beach.  But I’ve never had a problem finding a parking spot.  Clearwater Beach is real busy all summer long, but I can usually find a spot somewhere.  Glad you enjoyed, and taking pictures of the sunsets over the ocean make beautiful pictures 🙂

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  13. Boi

    Hi

    Thank you for your suggestion on the beautiful Treasure Island Florida Hotels. I have been to Florida several times but have not been to the Gulf Coast. I am told of the white sand beaches and the laid back atmosphere you are talking about. It must be a very beautiful must see places. I am in love with the Treasure Island. I would be a great adventure for my kids. thank you for the suggestions

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live in Clearwater, so I am a little biased.  But the beaches on the Gulf Coast cannot be beat and Treasure Island is great with its laid back atmosphere.  You’ll love it!  Thanks for visiting my Treasure Island Florida Hotels guide.

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