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Treasure Island Beach is a charming beach town right off the waters of St. Petersburg, Florida. It boasts some of the widest beaches in Florida, and its family-centered demographics make it an ideal vacation spot for families, and folks looking for a relaxing getaway. In fact, Babe Ruth owned a Treasure Island beachfront house after he retired.
Not too much has changed since the Babe lived out this way - it still attracts a number of tourists, but not the large crowds you see at Clearwater Beach. Treasure Island is actually one of the few places you can still enjoy 'Old Florida,' just as the Babe did, with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and recreation activities.
Waverunner Rentals - You can rent waverunners on the beach and on Boca Ciega Bay. Most charge around $60 hour an hour rental, but you can typically fit two people on each one. That works out to be $120, although you can score a better deal if you rent during twilight hours.
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk - Full of shopping and dining, this is a must-see for all those visiting the area. Check out the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant or Sculley's Boardwalk Grille. The boardwalk is a great place to watch for dolphins, known to come out during twilight hours. A beautiful way to watch the sun set!
Hubbard's Marina Ferry to Egmont Key - Take a ferry ride to historic Egmont Key, which was used by the military in the Spanish-American War and World War II. You'll see the historic lighthouse, and tons of Florida wildlife including the seagrass beds, the gopher tortoise, and a seabird sanctuary. You'll have the opportunity to snorkel and swim as much as you'd like. Tours last 3-5 hours.
John's Pass Parasail - If you can brave the height of 1,200 feet, you'll see the most incredible view of Treasure Island and the surrounding Gulf Beaches, all the way down to Sarasota. Stay perfectly dry or dip into the waters! You can even experience the rush with one, two, and even three people at a time!
At night, most people visiting will stay in Treasure Island Beach Resorts or Treasure Island Beach Rentals. They're far less crowded than nearby hotels on St. Pete Beach, although there are some terrific St Pete Beach Vacation Rentals. Vacation rentals offer an affordable, comfortable, and convenient stay for the entire family, right in the heart of this spectacular beach, right where all the action is!