Winter is just starting to build up steam across the U.S. – creating the perfect excuse to head to the Gulf of Mexico and soak up some sun. As one of the best hotels in a marina in Florida, Treasure Bay Resort serves as the perfect getaway for boaters and ocean enthusiasts alike. While the marina is a great amenity, our access to some of the best beaches in the country is unparalleled. Dock your boat at one of the top marina hotels in Florida, don that swim gear, and check out our favorite beaches out your front door.
Take a Drive and Experience TripAdvisor’s Best Beach in the U.S.
While admittedly a little bit of a drive from your accommodations at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina (about 25 minutes up the coast), Clearwater Beach is worth the effort. Beyond the beautiful shallow water and clean white sand beach, Clearwater has something for everybody. Clearwater is a great place to relax, shop, grab a bite to eat, take in the bustling nightlife, and soak up everything that makes the Florida coast so special. As such, it’s no surprise that this beach cracked TripAdvisor’s Top 25 in the World and holds the number one spot for beaches in the U.S.
Forget your Hotels in Marina FL for a Day and Visit the Sunset Capital of Florida
Just ten minutes down the coast from your escape at Treasure Bay is St. Pete Beach – The Sunset Capital of Florida. This beach comes in at the 4th spot on TripAdvisor’s list of U.S. beaches and for good reason. Decidedly more laid back than Clearwater Beach, St. Pete’s boasts the longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline in the county. If you are looking to try your hand at any number of watersports while on your Florida vacation St. Pete’s is the place to do it, with everything from parasailing and kite boarding to stand-up paddleboarding. Additionally, the Corey Avenue district of St. Pete’s Beach is the heart and soul of the area with a wonderful array of funky shops, restaurants, and a quirky nightlife worth staying through sunset!
Your Search for Seafood Ends at Madeira Beach
Just about two miles up the coast is The Grouper Capital of the World – Madeira Beach. “Mad Beach” as locals call it is a great place to relax and catch some rays, but it also serves as the perfect jumping off point for deep-sea adventures. Head to the marina and explore your deep sea fishing, dolphin watching, or jet skiing options to get out on the Gulf and really experience the beauty of coastal Florida. Upon return, be sure to check out some of the local bars and restaurants to taste some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in the area.
All three of these neighboring beach communities offer a unique taste of the laid back lifestyle in coastal Florida that has taken many captive! While we like to encourage our guests to get out and explore some of these remarkable places, the awe-inspiring beach right outside of your rooms at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina is hard to leave behind! With winter closing its chilly grip on most of the country, there’s no time like the present to head south and kick back in a lounger to soak up that Florida sun!