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briankay

Date Posted:08/15/2013 07:08:03Copy HTML

I found a thread for the Sunset Beach part of Treasure Island and a combined Treasure Island/Madeira Beach thread, but not one specifically for Treasure Island.  JM, if there is one and I missed it, please move this post, or if you'd prefer it in one of the other threads, cool.  I'm just doing what I think is right, which may not be what you want.  Anyway....

Treasure Island beach (which I'm considering to be the area north of Sunset Beach on Treasure Island) has been a bit quieter in the last few years since the city passed new alchohol laws which ran out the young partiers who used to congregate just north of Caddys.  North of that was never rowdy.

I'm not sure when it increased, but the parking fee at St Petersburg Municipal Beach At Treasure Island is now $2 an hour.  There's a Treasure Island city lot just south of the causeway that is, I believe, $1.50 an hour.  Some might remember that lot was free until about 2010.  There are a few small unpaved lots that are free.

There will be only an occasional thonger at Treasure Island but neither are there like to be any incidents.  Thre's plenty of room to spread out.

I tend to set up about 30 feet from the shore.  Last time I was there, a family set up about 20 feet in front of me.  Interesting, although they knew I was there, there did not, when I arrived, know there was a female thonger about 30 feet to their right.

Anyway, these areas are highly recommended.  Although there are not many thongers, this area is highly recommended.  There's plenty of room, the beach is very wide, over 200 feet in some places, and some reasonably priced parking if you're not there early enugh to grab the free spots.

briankay #1

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/01/2013 05:12:10Copy HTML

Good crowd Saturday for what northerners consider the last weekend of summer.  Watch out for sting rays.
briankay #2

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/20/2014 06:29:02Copy HTML

There are a lot more of those rental beach chairs with shades than there were in the past.  The section in front of the Island Inn with chairs has expande north perhaps 300 feet, just to the Jefferson Inn. The area that that was in front of the Bilmar and south to in front of the public parking lot has expanded perhaps 200 feet south.

The inflatable water slide is there again this year, in front of the public parking area just south of the Bilmar.  I haven't been to the north end by the access run by St Petersburg, but in the past it was packed with rental chairs.
briankay #3

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/09/2014 01:13:39Copy HTML

Treasure Island has been pleasant the last few weeks.

For those who haven't been there, the northern half is probably the widest of the Pinellas beaches.  Always lots of room.  But it gets real narrow at the south end (Sunset Beach, in another thread).

Haven't seen any thongers this year except the person who walks the beach for exercise, who is a male to female preop transexual on hormones.  Course, its a big beach and I see only a small percentage when I go.
treasureisland #4

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/11/2014 10:59:32Copy HTML

I was down from Easter Sunday through Sunday. The most women I saw, in thongs was at PassaGrille. 

I layed there for 3 days, and walked for exercise , and got very good comments, about my dark tan and no negative comments.

On Redington Beach, a parent complained, and police said no buttocks, should be shown. I said I have been down for 10 years, and no complaints, so I put my speedo, back on and left, it was almost, the end of my day anyway.
Swimmer10 #5

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/12/2014 03:29:01Copy HTML

 I vacation on Redington beach with my family every august. I go to Desoto to thong mostly though. I wear a rio back that shows a lot of butt and minimal coverage in front on Redington Beach. I have never had a problem since 2008. Women just take pictures when I walk by or when they walk by.  I see husbands getting a little upset when their women are checking me out. I have seen more men getting upset about a man wearing thongs or rio's then women do. Women seem to always enjoy looking. I was going to wear a thong some this year on Redington because that's what I prefer to wear. Last year there was some local women wearing thongs on the beach just down from our condo. No one bothered them. It is fairly crowded with families most of the time. But go just a few condos down and it opens up. If thongs are not legal please someone let me know. Only thing I find is that you have to have the front covered that you can not see thru. I don't think most of the vacationers even think about if it's legal or not. Just think it's normal to see sometimes if you live there. I was walking last year and a guy made a comment "now you know we are in Florida" when they seen my rio bikini. Most just thinks it is part of the beach. 
Swimmer10 #6

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/12/2014 08:23:47Copy HTML

 Call the county office and they know nothing of any law against thongs except at county ran parks. Have to call all the city halls of each beach to get info on laws. I called Redington Shores, North Redington and Redington beach and all said there are no laws against thongs on either beach. That we should not be ticketed. They just said be prepared if many families around that someone would not like it and call it in thinking it's against the law. When it's not. An officer has to respond to all calls. When officer comes out all he can do is ask you to change or just move to help not make a bad situation. Mainly just to please the caller.  Neither office knows of it being an issue. One said if you like to wear one go ahead. 
briankay #7

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/13/2014 03:30:07Copy HTML

Wear what you want.  I can't imagine a thonger with his family would have LE called on him.
briankay #8

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/14/2014 05:19:15Copy HTML

I know its a bit tough to do when confronted by LE.

I'm sorry someone is offended.  What I'm wearing is legal.  It appears most people here either don't care or are tolerant.  I suggest you tell the complainer there's no basis for the complaint.

It seems to me this has a good chance of working unless a person has been on the beach flaunting a "look at me" attitude.
briankay #9

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/15/2014 01:40:15Copy HTML

Its kind of susprising that calling the county/city offices result in "its OK" yet some law enforcement officers aren't in the know.  Maybe some training is needed.

I don't go to Reddington or Reddington shores because I'm local and there's not much parkng.  Indian Rocks, Madeira, and Treasure Island have much more parking.
Swimmer10 #10

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/16/2014 05:30:04Copy HTML

 Never had any problems in the rio back. Everyone seems to go with it. We vacation at redington. I normally go to Desoto to thong. To get away from the crowd. But this year plan to say heck with it. My wife is good with it as long as there is no laws against it. That's why I called. I think LE sometimes feel like they have to say something or they just think you don't know the laws and pressure you to change or leave. I like my wife to be around because it always seems that everyone don't care. When alone sometimes can hear some whispering about that has to be illegal. Never had LE called. It's great to have a wife and kids let me wear what I'm comfortable wearing on beach. You would think 12yr girl and 9 yr boy would not like it. But daughter don't care at all. Makes it much easier. Hate the shorts 
briankay #11

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/17/2014 04:38:43Copy HTML

I'm going to have to modify what I posted earlier about not gonig to Redington although I'm uncertain at this point if we're talking about Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, or Redington Beach.  Anyway, there's a county access park in Redington Shores.  I've never had any of the kinds of things happen there or at the access point at Indian Shores.  Maybe the lower percentage of locals away from the access points makes a difference.  OTOH, I've thought for a long time that a tourist area might be better than a local area because the tourists wouldn't have the ownership mentality.

Anyway, my suggestion is do your own thing where ever its legal.  The only illegal places in Pinellas are ares under Clearwater jusrisdiction and State Parks.
Dipster733 #12

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/18/2014 08:19:05Copy HTML

 I travel to St. Pete area about once a year and make a visit out to sunset beach. I've wore a thong out there a few times without any problems. It's usually fairly empty the times I've gone out there and I can set up and enjoy the beach :D
briankay #13

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/19/2014 05:27:47Copy HTML

I don't know any place on Treasure Island that's not thong tolerant.

briankay #14

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:06/04/2014 05:16:09Copy HTML

Was at TI last week.  Its nice from the standpoint that even when all the parking spaces are taken the beach itself isn't crowded.

Wind was on shore so I heard a comment from a person walking by - probably a tourist - is that a girl or a guy?  Gee, and I don't even have shoulder length hair any more!  I was slightly amused and not offended.
mack_back #15

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:06/04/2014 03:04:58Copy HTML

Briankay, embrase their comments. If someone can't determine someone's gender that is completely stupid and funny at the same time. Whenever i hear someone say that of me i realize just pivoting or turning around showing off my bulge answers their question.
car57 #16

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:06/11/2014 02:08:46Copy HTML

 Spent 2 hours today on Treasure Island beach in a red Joe Snyder thong.  No comments from anyone, caught a few of the ladies taking a 2nd look.  I will definitely go back as I'm moving to the area soon.
briankay #17

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:10/16/2014 03:44:09Copy HTML

I've been to Treasure Island a couple of times in the last week.  I'm surprised more thongers don't go there.  There are some conveniences - like stores on the other side of Gulf Blvd - that the Fort doesn't have.  Plus there's a lot of room, unlike the thong area at the Fort.

briankay #18

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:11/12/2014 11:46:50Copy HTML

car57

Last week there was a man in a red thong leaving just as I was arriving.  Possibly you? If so, I'm glad you got moved to the area and are going to TI.
car57 #19

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:11/13/2014 12:45:07Copy HTML

 Briankay,
That was not me, the only place I made it to last week was Fort DeSoto.  Today I'm hoping to try out Barefoot Beach down near Naples as I'm traveling for work, then it's off to Haulover tomorrow.
briankay #20

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:11/14/2014 12:38:14Copy HTML

Well then we have another thonger at TI.  That's good.
tomtbackinminn #21

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/05/2015 01:08:47Copy HTML

Hi. I wanted to verify if thongs are legal in Pinellas county (and TI). Some say they are and I have also heard that officially they may not be. Can anyone say for sure? I don't care about popularity of thongs on the beaches, just that they are legal. I prefer long and wide beaches if anyone can recommend a good beach to thong legally in Pinellas county. Thanks.
briankay #22

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/05/2015 02:36:22Copy HTML

Treasure Island fits what you're looking for. Long, wide except at the extreme southern end, and thongs are legal.

Thongs are legal at any Pinellas County beach except in the city of Clearwater and at State Parks (Honeymoon Island is the major one).

Sand Key Park is in Clearwater despite being across a bridge but the park is a county park and patrolled by the Sheriff. There seems to be no desire on the part of the Sheriff Dept to enforce the city law.

Basically, you're 100% legal on any barrier island south of where ever Clearwater ends on Sand Key. I don't know exactly where the line is. Call it Indian Rocks as a practical matter since there's realitistically no public access at Bel Air Beach.


JayByrd #23

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/24/2015 11:30:29Copy HTML

tomtbackinminn, St Petes Beach is pretty wide and long. I've been wearing thongs on my morning walk and/or runs without a problem. The Pinellas sheriff even drove past me the other day with nothing more than a wave. 
Having said that, I'm the only one I've seen in minimal swimwear... female or male. 
briankay #24

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/13/2015 05:00:04Copy HTML

Thongs are prevalent at TI this week. I went to one of my usual spots and in two days there were three female thongs wearers within sight. The pre op transgendered person is vacationing at TI this week, duing the normal walks in a thong and bikini top.
Apodysophilic #25

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/22/2015 11:41:20Copy HTML

 Hello,

Are g-strings also accepted at TI? Also, what days are best to visit TI when there are other thongers - male or female...weekends?


briankay #26

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/22/2015 09:39:47Copy HTML

Yes.

No particular days are good or bad. Other thongers is hit and miss but there are no problems with acceptance.

If you can't do it without company, go to the fort.
chester_nimitz #27

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:08/21/2015 05:07:46Copy HTML

 My wife and I went to Treasure Island Beach on Tuesday for the first time.  I wore a thong with no problems. Unlike some of the times at Sand Key, and even Indian Rocks Beach, I felt comfortable going into the water in the thong (as opposed to merely sunbathing), but it was also rather light in attendance.  One of the problems at IRB is the narrow beach, and people are often crowded together.  Still love that place, but TI is a new favorite.
briankay #28

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:08/21/2015 07:11:55Copy HTML

Glad you like TI.
briankay #29

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/13/2015 04:17:03Copy HTML

Thought about it later and some might be wondering, Treasure Island is kind of big. If Sunset Beach at the south end is included its over three miles. That's big enough people might expect some differences as, for example, at Fort DeSoto where most of the thong wearers go to one area of the park and are absent from most of it. That's not the case at TI.

You can find thong wearers just about anywhere along that over three mile stretch at TI, but a little rare to find two or more within sight of each other. I've worn a thong at most spots along the beach where there's public parking available.

Anyway, no one should be concerned about where they go on TI or whether there are other thong wearers nearby. It seems most beach goers are accustomed or if not, are accepting.
Ex_Member #30

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/13/2015 06:32:17Copy HTML

 Thong on TI all you want.  There's a pretty well-known transgender person I see there all the time.  Not to be judgmental or anything, but let's just say they attract a lot more attention than your average thonger....
briankay #31

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/14/2015 05:27:10Copy HTML

Yes, however its interesting that over the years she has attracted a lot less attention. Now to most she is just part of the experience of visiting TI.
BorisVI #32

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/14/2015 07:52:01Copy HTML

I'm finding the water at Treasure Island murky and what feels like shards of glass (large broken shells?) on the bottom cutting into my feet. Not how I remember the water clarity from years ago. What happened?

On the thong front, everyone seems very relaxed and mellow on the beach at Sunset. Walking south from the parking lot gives you about 500 yards of beach to find a zone of privacy (if that's your objective). The gay/straight ratio is probably 2 to 1 at the parking area itself.   I did not see any other thongers, male or female but plenty of rio backs on women and brief swimwear on a 1/4 of the men. It is a friendly crowd and courteous in that there is almost no smoking nor any loud music.
briankay #33

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/15/2015 05:45:31Copy HTML

I have not been to the area of Sunset south of the southernmost parking lot. Looked that way and its a little wider but that wasn't sufficient attraction.
miamifred50 #34

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/21/2015 11:09:28Copy HTML

 I have three choices --IRB, Madeira or Treasures Island. Any suggestions for  Tuesday?

 
briankay #35

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/22/2015 03:57:23Copy HTML

There's an opportunity for free parking at TI and IRB. But IRB has showers for the free parking areas and TI doesn't.
briankay #36

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/28/2015 04:47:24Copy HTML

I was at TI a couple of times last week. The crowds have thinned enough that the water slide people aren't working. Perfect water temp.
briankay #37

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:11/03/2015 07:13:41Copy HTML

"Yes, however its interesting that over the years she has attracted a lot less attention. Now to most she is just part of the experience of visiting TI.Yes, however its interesting that over the years she has attracted a lot less attention. Now to most she is just part of the experience of visiting TI."

This may have changed since I wrote it. The last couple of times I've seen her she's turned her head to look back at people as if she was getting hassled by people. I think I'll try to arrange to talk to her about it. I think she's contributing to the problem by walking a zig zaq route, apparently evaluating people and trying to avoid some of them.

Don't act comfortable, people notice that and react to it.
thongman8 #38

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/10/2016 01:18:31Copy HTML

 Hello, will be staying at the Residence Inn Treasure Island in a  few weeks.  May I ask what the thonging actions is like around that hotel? 
briankay #39

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/11/2016 03:54:07Copy HTML

Thongers can be found anywhere on TI. There's no particular place where they congregate. However there is one thonger who regularly walks the length of TI. Where ever you are, don't worry about it whether or not you're the only one in sight.
briankay #40

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:07/04/2016 02:59:55Copy HTML

July 3 must have been thong day at TI. At least the southern half. I was sunned out so I walked the southern part. Even late in the day, five woemn in real thongs, not just cheeky suits. No men and didn't see the TG person.
briankay #41

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:09/23/2016 04:38:44Copy HTML

TI is in real good shape after Hermine. Ther is some erosion at Sunset Beach which is prone to that but not bad at all. It had gotten a bit narrow over the last couple of years but nothing really has gotten worse.
briankay #42

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/04/2017 04:25:06Copy HTML

 It seems none of the thongers at TI post to this message board.
Gboy69 #43

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/04/2017 11:52:55Copy HTML

 Just back to getting to the beach. I was out to TI twice last week, Thursday and Friday both days busy but Thursday was packed. I was just south of the Big Blue Slide.  Pretty cool that one started a cart service that brings your beach gear to your spot and will even pick you up and bring back to your car. Always a business in something.  Last summer I laid out up on the north end of TI, parked a Sand Pebble, mostly young kids, skim boarders and all those board shorts. 


briankay #44

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:04/21/2017 06:20:53Copy HTML

Glad to see someone else at TI reads the board. Bad news though. TI is turning most or all of the currently free parking spots into pay spots. The ones at the north end  124th Avenue got pay parking this week. They have the concrete tire stoppers down at 103rd Avenue so I suspect it will soon be parking for a fee.
OK, so what we have in these two locations is beach parking that's very cramped, isn't paved, and with no restrooms or even a beach shower. Charging for this is ludicrous.
car57 #45

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/17/2017 08:35:09Copy HTML

 Spent some time yesterday and today on the northern end of TI Beach and one both days saw two young ladies in true thongs and several cheeky bikinis.  I was inn a thong both days but today there was one other gent in a thong.  At one point a group of three female teens set up between myself and the other guy, they were snickering at him and I think how he was laying on his towel in a thong, but they sat 20 feet from me and spoke with me as if my Skins g-string was perfectly normal. 
briankay #46

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/19/2017 04:01:01Copy HTML

 That's interesting. Do you have any theory for the difference in response? Did they perhaps not see the back of your suit? Its kind of strange because for the last few years my observations is that thongs at TI don't create comments or even attention except for the transgendered person, and by this point the regulars are accustomed to her.
Gboy69 #47

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:05/24/2017 12:15:22Copy HTML

 Just spent four beautiful days off the coast of Treasure Island and St Pete Beach Sailing a charter 42 foot sailboat. Traveled the coastline and anchored off of Pass A Grille beach at times, even walked and swam on the beach just south of the Don Ce Sar Resort. Nothing like living four fun filled days in nothing but a thong or Gstring.  I got plenty of sun and really worked the tan lines. 
 Life is Good!
briankay #48

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:06/29/2017 05:21:30Copy HTML

 TI has about knocked out the free parking spots. Three areas that were free have been converted to pay. Yea, pay for a sand parking area without even a beach shower. Some gall.
OTOH, TI has become the thong and cheeky suit capital of the barrier islands. Can remember when Madeira held that title, esp the middle access park.
briankay #49

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:07/28/2017 05:14:39Copy HTML

I'm amazed at the number of thongs at TI this year. While I'll stand on my comment from last year thongers can be found anyway, since there is the most parking at 104th Ave that is where the most people are and the most thongers. There's no thong ghetto as at Fort DeSoto.
Gboy69 #50

Re:Treasure Island Pinellas County Florida

Date Posted:07/31/2017 12:00:22Copy HTML

 Briankay
What are you see in thongs at TI? 
Are there male and female, just female or both?
Are you talking Sand Pebble?
I occasionally visit Sand Pebble, great place to layout and watch the skim boarders and see the young girls tan.
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