*UPDATED DECEMBER 2018
Located in Pinellas County on the breathtaking Gulf Coast of Florida, Indian Shores is a secluded island escape for those longing to be close to the action of Clearwater, Tampa and St. Pete but far away enough to enjoy the peace and tranquility of uncrowded beaches, the blue-green Gulf of Mexico waters, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
How much do you know about Indian Shores, Florida? We have a few lesser-known facts that will intrigue you. After you read these, go ahead and experience this beautiful barrier island paradise for yourself by booking your Indian Shores beach rental today!
1. Indian Shores was once a part of Indian Rocks Beach.
2. Indian Shores is home to a seabird sanctuary.
3. You have access to the best of both water worlds.
Because Indian Shores, Florida is a barrier island located just west of St. Petersburg and Tampa, it is perfectly situated between Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Not only do you get to enjoy 2.65 miles of pristine beach, but you also get close and convenient access to both bodies of water. That translates into two-times the water fun for you and your family. Make the most of it! Your Indian Shores vacation rental puts you right where you want to be, whether that’s on the Gulf side or the Intracoastal side. Either way, you’re always close to both bodies of water and all the aquatic adventures they hold.
4. You can golf with the gators.
5. Sea turtles love Indian Shores beach.
6. Indian Shores beach is not the only piece of paradise.
Town Square Nature Park in Indian Shores is a nature lover’s dream. Find peaceful bliss in this local park. Walk the 800-foot boardwalk, stroll under the majestic mangroves, watch the egrets, and enjoy the fishing pier. There are family-friendly facilities including free parking, picnic pavilions, restrooms and observation areas. It is a hidden gem and well worth the visit. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy all the wildlife that surrounds you. Be sure to keep an eye out for manatee and dolphins, too!
7. There is a lost Tiki Garden in Indian Shores.
8. Indian Shores has the best worst dive bar.
Mahuffer’s (formerly known as Sloppy John’s) can be found on Gulf Boulevard, just north of the Park Boulevard bridge. It’s self-described as the “wurst place on the beech” with lousy food, warm beer, sometimes live music, and sometimes live food. Mahuffer’s has received numerous accolades from HGTV, the Travel Channel, Travelocity, and has been named Best of Tampa Bay two years in a row. It’s worth a visit, even if you decide you don’t like it. People either love it or hate it. It is the textbook definition of a dive and Mahuffer’s is proud of it.
9. Indian Shores is a small town with big events.
10. All our Indian Shores rentals offer water views.
How can you go wrong? You can’t! Whichever way you look, the barrier island beauty abounds with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other. You’re perfectly sandwiched in between both. All of Plumlee Realty’s Indian Shores beach vacation rentals and condos offer either Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway views, so find which one catches your eye. Peruse our Indian Shores rentals and book yours today! Let us know if we can help.