Planning a family vacation? Look no further than Treasure Island, Florida, a charming coastal destination that offers a perfect blend of relaxation and family-friendly activities. With its pristine beaches, abundant outdoor adventures, and welcoming atmosphere, Treasure Island provides an ideal setting for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. In this article, we’ll explore what makes Treasure Island the perfect choice for a family vacation and how Treasure Bay Resort and Marina can enhance your experience.

Beach Paradise and Family-Friendly Beaches

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Treasure Island boasts beautiful, family-friendly beaches that are perfect for a day of sun, sand, and surf. The soft, white sands provide a safe and spacious playground for building sandcastles, flying kites, or simply lounging under the shade of an umbrella. The gentle slope of the shoreline and calm waters make it ideal for children to splash and swim, ensuring a fun and worry-free beach experience for the whole family.

Exciting Water Sports


Treasure Island offers a range of water sports activities that are sure to thrill the whole family. Take a jet ski ride along the coast, try paddleboarding or kayaking in the calm waters, or embark on a thrilling banana boat ride. With Treasure Bay Resort and Marina conveniently located near the waterfront, you can easily access these exciting water adventures and create lasting memories of shared laughter and excitement.

Treasure Hunts and Pirate Cruises

Ahoy, mateys! Treasure Island is famous for its pirate-themed activities that kids (and kids at heart) will adore. Hop aboard a pirate cruise where your little ones can dress up, participate in treasure hunts, and engage in swashbuckling fun. These interactive experiences bring the spirit of adventure to life and offer a unique way to explore the island while sparking the imagination of young buccaneers.

Wildlife Encounters


Treasure Island provides opportunities for fascinating wildlife encounters that will captivate the entire family. Head to the nearby dolphin-watching tours, where you can observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat. Explore the local bird sanctuaries, where you can spot a variety of coastal and migratory birds. These encounters offer a chance to connect with nature and inspire a love for the environment in children of all ages.

Nearby Family Attractions

Treasure Island’s central location on Florida’s Gulf Coast places it within easy reach of numerous family-friendly attractions. Visit nearby amusement parks, water parks, or miniature golf courses for a day filled with laughter and excitement. Explore marine aquariums or science centers that offer educational and interactive exhibits, fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity in young minds. Treasure Bay Resort and Marina can assist with recommendations and arrangements to ensure you make the most of your family’s vacation time.

Family Friendly Restaurants

Eating well is a critical component of any family vacation, and thankfully Treasure Island and the St. Petersburg areas are chock full of family-friendly restaurants. Many of our favourites boast delicious adult menus with plenty of kid-friendly options as well. Of course, if you and your partner want to dip out for a romantic getaway while on your Treasure Island vacation there are countless higher-end options as well.

Ample Water Activities

Half the fun of vacationing on the beach in Florida comes from spending time on the water, and no matter the size of your family or the age of your kids there are options available for you to maximize ocean time. Splashing in the waves is always a good time, and if you would like to get a bit further out consider renting kayaks or paddleboards to explore offshore. If you are feeling even more adventurous, you can look into the many parasailing, jet-skiing, or boating options available to you!

The Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center

Spending day in and day out on the beach can be surprisingly exhausting, as you bake in the sun and sand for hours on end. At Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, we like to recommend a “rest day” from all of your beach time by intentionally exploring somewhere else and getting out of the sun – especially if you are visiting from the northern latitudes. One of our favourite off-beach vacation options is The Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center. Here, you and your family can experience some of the incredible wildlife that calls Florida home and does so in a safe, but close, environment.

Treasure Island, with its family-friendly beaches, thrilling water sports, pirate-themed adventures, wildlife encounters, and nearby family attractions, offers an idyllic setting for an unforgettable family vacation. When you choose to stay at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, you gain access to comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and a team dedicated to ensuring your family’s experience is exceptional. Embrace the beauty and excitement of Treasure Island as you create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Book your family vacation at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina and discover why it is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and memorable getaway with your loved ones.