Treasure Island

Plan a Fairy-Tale Visit to Treasure Island, Florida

Funny thing about Florida: Places that you thought just existed in books—like Treasure Island—really do exist here.

Treasure Island, Florida got its name from an early hotel owner who buried and then "discovered" a couple of wooden chests on the beach. The hotelier claimed that the chests were filled with "treasure." News of the discovery spread quickly and people began calling the area Treasure Island. The name stuck.

The main draw for today’s visitors is not buried treasure, but the town’s three miles of white, sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Go swimming, shelling, sunning, snorkeling, parasailing and more, or simply walk the beach and take in a memorable sunset.

Head to what's touted as the "world's longest waterfront bar," Gators Cafe & Saloon, to catch the sunset. This multi-level entertainment hub has everything from a tasting room to a tiki lounge, and it's accessible by boat.

As a growing destination, Treasure Island boasts a number of hotels, restaurants and attractions. Accommodations here cater to all price ranges, and numerous beach bistros offer great places to relax. Walk the mile-long Treasure Island Beach Trail for convenient access to the motels, restaurants and bars that make up the heart of the town.

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