The winter months are wrapping up and spring is on the horizon. Some of you are feeling the lingering effects of Old Man Winter and the last snowstorm. That’s just all the more reason to focus your sights on springtime! Even better, head south to the Gulf Coast of Florida where you can go tropical instantaneously. Think of fanciful rum drinks, happy palm trees, warm white sands, and the Gulf of Mexico waters lapping at your feet. What’s not to love?
Spring really is the most wonderful time of the year on the Gulf Coast. Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores offer the perfect barrier island beach getaway with the best of what the area has to offer. Need more convincing? Here are a few points for you to consider.
Escape the Winter Blues
After the long winter months, sand, sun and salt water are just what the doctor ordered to escape the winter blues and welcome in a beach state of mind. Forget your cares for a while and spend your time building a sandman instead of a snowman! Feel the sun on your face and the sand between your toes, and before you know it winter will be long forgotten. Nor’Easter? What Nor’Easter?
Warm Gulf Air, Warm Gulf Waters
Come on down, the weather is fine! Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason, you know. Air temperatures are comfortably warm but not too hot or humid this time of year with average spring air temps in the 70s-80s. The warm Gulf of Mexico waters are perfect for being on the water or in the water with average spring temperatures in the mid to high 70s. The starry coastal nights are cool and inviting. No complaints here!
Fun in the Sun
Whether you spend your days on the beach, on the water, or in our Gulf Coast towns, you’ll find plenty of things to do. From signature local festivals and events to popular Gulf Coast attractions and activities, your options are endless during your time here. The hardest part is finding time to fit in everything you want to do. Oh well, if you can’t that just means you need to start planning your next trip back to the beach. You’re not limited to by the seasons here in Florida, so it’s beach time all year long and you don’t have to worry about seasonal hours or attractions not being open during certain months of the year.
So Much Gulf Coast Seafood
Speaking of seasonality, that goes for the seafood too. Every month of the year offers up succulent Gulf Coast seafood for you to enjoy. Springtime is peak season for soft shell crabs, oysters, shrimp and snapper to name a few. Other local delicacies this time of year are blue crab, grouper, flounder and mahi-mahi. Stop by the local fish market or dine at your favorite restaurant and order up the catch of the day.
The Best Beach Life
Get a taste of the best beach life imaginable while you sip a refreshing tropical cocktail and look out onto the white sugary sand as it edges the crystalline Gulf of Mexico waters. Spend your time as you please, this is your vacation! Relax, read a book, go fishing, comb the beach, work on your tan, or do whatever fills your soul. You can be sure that warm sun, pristine sands, blue skies and soothing salt water are part of your day—every day!
Isn’t it time you booked your next Florida Gulf Coast vacation? All of this and more await you!
What do you love most about Indian Rocks and Indian Shores beaches during springtime on the Gulf Coast?