Treasure Island

Tampa Bay

Even wider than St Pete Beach and more jam-packed with fun-seekers, concessions and motels. Very built up, with lots of public access, volleyball courts and beachside tiki bars, many of which are connected by the Treasure Island Beach Trail – a mile-long, concrete walkway that was revamped in 2013.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tampa Bay attractions

1. John's Pass Village

1.47 MILES

For an industrial-strength concentration of Florida seaside tackiness, tie up the boat (er, park the car) at this former fishing village now…

2. St Pete Beach

3.47 MILES

Anchored by the huge, historic Moorish Mediterranean Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete Beach is a long, double-wide strand with parasail booths and chair rentals…

3. Pass-a-Grille Beach

5.51 MILES

The epic sliver of sand that is Pass-a-Grille Beach is the most idyllic barrier-island beach, backed only by beach houses and a long stretch of metered…

4. Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

6.26 MILES

The largest wild-bird hospital in North America, this sanctuary has more than 100 sea and land birds for public viewing, including a resident population…

5. Morean Arts Center

7.76 MILES

This lively community arts center hosts interesting rotating exhibits in all media. If you love glass, don't miss Morean's attached Hot Shop where full…

6. Chihuly Collection

7.76 MILES

Dale Chihuly's glass works are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London and the Louvre in…

7. Florida Holocaust Museum

7.95 MILES

The understated exhibits of this Holocaust museum, one of the country's largest, present mid-20th-century events with moving directness. Temporary,…

8. St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

8.49 MILES

The Museum of Fine Arts' collection is as broad as the Dalí Museum's is deep, traversing the world's antiquities and following art's progression through…