Activities Near Indian Rocks Beach


There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy that are close to your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rentalWatersports 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.



Hubbard’s Marina

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.

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Eagle Parasailing

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. 727-410-5428

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


Sign of the Dolphin

A Florida lifestyle shop.  Resort wear, coastal décor, art gallery, and gifts galore.

12999 Park Blvd., Seminole 727-393-1400

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.

Heritage Village

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.

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.

Golf Courses

Largo Municipal

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 727-584-6497

Read our blog post:  Florida Golf Courses Near Indian Rocks Beach