Fantasy Island is a cute little man made island, approximately four acres large on the north end of Tampa Bay in Florida. The island is a living outdoor laboratory for the study of island ecology. It is a conservation and educational wonder that includes a nature trail, numerous information boards, a pavillion and a wooden dock.
The island was created from the dredgings of Tampa Bay and is a peaceful retreat and bird sanctuary. While I was visiting a portion of the island was taped off due to bird nesting. Fantasy Island is much smaller and much quieter than nearby party island, Beer Can AKA Pine Island.
Fantasy Island is a lesser known gem in Tampa. If you have the opportunity be sure to indulge in a “fantasy.”