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Our Stay at Treasure Island Part 3 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Directly in front of the Tiki Bar area at the Thunderebird is a walkway where people stroll or ride bikes during the day and this gets particularly busy in the late afternoon as the heat of the day dies down a little. We often just sit here in the early afternoon with a cool drink and watch the world go by.

On the beach itself there is a net for volley ball which the teenagers love, you can see some very competitive games here especially during school/college holidays.

There are also bright yellow Cabanas which you can rent they are situated on the beach about halfway down towards the sea. Rental is about $20 a day but the daily rate becomes less the more days you rent for. You just find one that has a To Rent sign on it and sit down; it never takes long before a man in a van appears to take your money! My Dad always has one of these so he can pop in and out of the sun. They really are very useful as they come with 2 loungers and he is not often on his own as we all go up there to cool off at different times during the day.

As the beach is so vast although it gets busy, it is never really crowded there is loads of room for everyone and is a great place for families to build large sandcastles or even more adventurous sand sculptures. However it is not a beach with loads of shells although there are plenty to collect they tend to be very small, you can get leaflets at the local Walgreens that will help you identify them. The only time we have found lots of shells here was one year when we had had 3 hurricanes!

For those that like walking on the beach this is the perfect place to be. My Mother always has an early morning walk and it is quite easy in less than half an hour to walk on the beach to the nearby St Johns Pass. You can see several fishermen on the way and there is a short Pier when you get to the Pass where more fishermen can be found. My Father usually drives up to the Pass and walks onto the beach to meet my Mother then they go for breakfast. In the busy holiday months Fishermen’s Wharf is open for breakfast which you can enjoy whilst you look out at the various boats, you can often see dolphins playing around these boats.

More about staying at Treasure Island in Part 4.

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