There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy that are close to your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental. Watersports are one of the most popular categories and include everything from renting jet skis to going on an eco-tour or deep-sea fishing excursion. Unique Florida shopping experiences await you at local shops that carry souvenirs, gifts, resort wear, and coastal décor. Enjoy wide open spaces in the great outdoors at the beach, local parks, and golf courses.
Things to Do
- Beach Art Center (A)
- Busch Gardens (B)
- Captain Bill Fehl Fishing Charters
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium (C)
- Dolphin Snorkeling Island Cruise (D)
- Eagle Parasail (E)
- Florida Botanical Gardens (F)
- Go Fast Fishing Charters (G)
- Hubbard’s Marina (H)
- Island Cove Beads & Gallery (I) (P)
- Island Marine Rentals (J)
- Seaside Seabird Sanctuary (K)
- Simply Hooked Sport Fishing (L)
- Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (M)
Fishing trips, dolphin watching tours, eco tours, snorkeling and shelling cruises.
Departs from John’s Pass in Madeira Beach.Buy discounted tickets from Plumlee Vacation Rentals.
Captain K-Dog Cruises
Sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, and party cruises. The boat is a 40’ trawler with open upper deck, head, and galley.
Departs from Belleair Boat Ramp in Belleair
CaptainKDogCruises.net Call or text 727-277-6890
Safe and fun for all ages. 26-year perfect safety record. Flown over 100,000 flights. Choose to stay dry or get wet. Call or book online.
Departs from John’s Pass in Madeira Beach.
Gulfcoast Airboat Charters
Closest airboat tour to the Tampa Bay area. Captain Kevin is a licensed USCG captain with over 25 years experience. We promise to show you the time of your life!
Serving the beaches.
Island Marine Land & Sea Rentals
Start your next adventure here! Captained water tours for parties of up to 16 people. We rent boats, jet skis, scooters, scoot coupes, and bicycles.
Departs from Indian Shores. Across the street from the Sand Castle beach condo buildings.
Beach Art Center
Local art gallery open to the public. Gift shop. Art classes. “Art on the Rocks” are one session Make It and Take It classes. Register online.
1515 Bay Palm Avenue, Indian Rocks Beach
Island Cove Beads & Gallery
Local art, coastal décor, jewelry, gifts, beads, and resort wear boutique. Register for jewelry making classes online.
1519 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Island Surf Shop
Beach and surf wear. Skateboards, skimboards, and ukuleles. Paddleboard and bicycle rentals
309 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Nekton Surf Shop
Beach and surf wear. Jewelry. Bikes, kayaks, paddle, surf, and skim boards.
1313 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Sea Gypsy Beach Shop & Rentals
Bohemian beach wear, coastal décor, gifts. Golf cart, bicycle, and SUP board rentals.
2701 Gulf Blvd., Unit B, Indian Rocks Beach
Sign of the Dolphin
A Florida lifestyle shop. Resort wear, coastal décor, art gallery, and gifts galore.
12999 Park Blvd., Seminole
Read our blog post: 5 of the Best Shopping Malls and Outlets on the Gulf Coast
Parks & Recreation
Fort DeSoto Park
The beaches are all natural settings. You’ll find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The fort for which the park was named, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. There are nature trails, picnic areas, and picnic shelters that can be reserved for events.
3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde.
The natural pine and palmetto landscape features some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings. Explore 33 historic attractions, including a variety of historic homes, general store, railroad depot, two schools, church, and more! Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Located next to Florida Botanical Gardens.
11909 125th Street N., Largo. PinellasCounty.org/Heritage
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
Enjoy a one-half mile boardwalk through the mangrove wetlands and an idyllic view of the Intracoastal Waterway from an observation deck.
Located on the east side of Gulf Blvd. between 9th and 10th Avenues.
Largo Central Park
The park’s rolling grounds, fountains and playground set it apart as one of the finest parks in the county. Rainbow Rotary Playground is one of the only playgrounds in the Bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Enjoy free train rides around the park on the first full weekend of every month. The train is also available for birthday parties.
101 Central Park Dr., Largo.
McGough Nature Park (Turtle Park)
A beautiful park located along the Intracoastal Waterway. It includes nature trails, picnic areas and shelters, a playground, restrooms, and a boardwalk which leads to a panoramic view of the Intracoastal. Enjoy feeding the turtles around the turtle pond. Nature walks, environmental programs and numerous eco-courses are available throughout the year.
11901 146th St. N., Largo.
The Largo Municipal Golf Course is an executive course that measures 3,300 yards. The USGA standard green features 18 holes perfect for golfers of all ability levels.
1200 Vonn Road, Largo.
East Bay Golf Club
East Bay is the closest golf course near Indian Rocks Beach and one of the most popular in the area. The championship 18 hole par-71 layout is distinguished by the water that comes into play for 14 holes on the course.
702 Country Club Dr., Largo
Pinecrest Golf Club
Down the road from East Bay, you will find their sister course Pinecrest Golf Club. The par three course is ideal for beginners or those who want a brief introduction to Florida golf.
1200 8th Avenue SW, Largo
Read our blog post: Florida Golf Courses Near Indian Rocks Beach