If a beautiful setting in a quiet, out-of-the way beach town appeals to you, then you should check out Indian Shores, on Florida’s Gulf coast. In addition to its lovely setting, this friendly town offers you a warm welcome in a location that’s close to everything yet tucked away. You’ll be treating yourself to a relaxing getaway when you book a stay in one of the Indian Shores Florida rentals.
Here on the barrier islands of the Pinellas Peninsula you’ll find some of the most stunning beaches in the world, with sugar-soft white sand and teal blue waves lapping gently at the shore. You might choose one of the Indian Shores Florida rentals near the beach, where you can search for unique shells and sand dollars, head into the warm waters, or simply unwind in the sun with a good book. The shoreline slopes gently into the Gulf of Mexico here, so it’s a nice safe location for children. Another nearby option would be Indian Shores beach vacation rentals, just to the north of Indian Shores, where you’ll find more exquisite beaches. You can easily try out all the beaches along this 12-mile stretch of coast by taking the beach trolley that runs every 20 minutes.
Of course, with the Gulf to the west and the Intracoastal waterway to the east, you’ll have lots of options for water recreation during your stay in one of the Indian Shores Florida hotels. You can fish right from a pier in the waterway or take a deep-sea fishing cruise out into the Gulf. The waters here boast abundant sea life; if you’re not a fisherman you can still enjoy a manatee- or dolphin-watching cruise. Perhaps you’ll rent a Jet Ski or a sailboat for a fun day out on the water before returning to your Indian Shores hotel.
Away from the water, you can still enjoy the magnificent scenery around our Indian Shores rentals. You might hike, bike, or roller-blade along the Pinellas Trail, that runs through town as part of its 34-mile length along the Peninsula. This greenway corridor travels along woods of ancient live oaks and tidal streams as it connects scenic parks and picturesque coastal areas. Along the way, you might catch a glimpse of the various land and water birds native to this region. A number of these birds find a home in the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Located right in town, this non-profit wild bird hospital is open to the public. You can view the egrets, pelicans and cormorants being treated and rehabilitated here.
Since Indian Shores Florida rentals are situated in such a quaint town, many places are within walking distance. You’ll find a number of restaurants to choose from as well as locally-owned shops to browse. If you do want to hop in the car, you’ll find Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg just minutes away, and Tampa a half-hour drive. Perhaps you’ll head there for a day at exciting Busch Gardens before returning to your quiet accommodations here, perhaps in time for a glorious sunset.