Treasure Island is an enchanting place to visit or make your next home. The city has a unique and colorful history. The first people to live here were the Timucuan Tribe over 1,700 years ago. The Timucuans were a peaceful people who mostly grew corn and beans for their own use. When Spanish explorers arrived in search of gold, the natives were forced to flee. When the Spanish abandoned the area, it was left mostly uninhabited until the 18th century. Pirates found a safe haven in Treasure Island's remote location. Within the next 100 years, several small communities were founded. In 1939, the real development began with the construction of the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge.
Today, the city thrives as both a resort town and a home to more than 5,000 people at any given time. There are three miles of sandy beaches in the area where you will find plenty of room to stretch out on a towel and relax. Dogs are a welcome sight at many of the resorts and rental properties in Treasure Island. The town is very easy to walk through, which a pedestrian-friendly network of sidewalks and walking paths connecting the resort areas to the beaches.