Sunshine Beach - Treasure Island FL
A laid back beach at the south end of John's Pass
Sunshine Beach is a on the northern most end of Treasure Island, FL. Starting just south of John's Pass, this laid back beach parallels Sunshine Blvd for about seven blocks between 126th Ave and 120th Ave.
Parking is very limited, so you may have to walk from the Municipal Beach lot if you cannot find a space at Snowy Egret lot on 126th Avenue. (There are 12 metered spaces available.)
Believe it or not, it is actually listed on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts for the Pinellas County Gulf Beaches west of St Petersburg FL.
You rarely see young families with children on this beach. There are NO frisbees flying around, NO loud young people with coolers of beer.
Most of the people who go here are older. They are residents on this northern end, or retirees traveling and renting out a condo/apartment.
It is a nice place to swim, walk over and watch the boats go in and out of John's Pass, read, and doze off.
The most noise you ever hear are seagulls screeching, or the horns announcing the opening of John's Pass Bridge a few hundred yards away.
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Sunshine Beach personifies the laid back Florida Beach lifestyle
This path leads away from the beach access at the west end of 127th Avenue. Although there are no parking meters here, I still do not know if I'd chance it. I did not see any signs saying NO PARKING, but I could have missed one.
If you are looking for one of the most quiet beach areas on the Florida Gulf Beaches, Sunshine Beach just might fit the bill.
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