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The Best Indian Rocks Beach Activities To Get Out and Do

The Best Indian Rocks Beach Activities To Get Out and Do

Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida offer the perfect setting when you want to get out and enjoy many of your favorite coastal activities without having to worry about too many people or too many crowds. That’s one of the best benefits of choosing a smaller, quieter Florida Gulf beach vacation location—it’s easy to feel safe while having a good time and maintaining social distance. Here are some local favorite beach activities that you and your family should consider putting on your beach vacation bucket list. They’re all close and convenient to your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental, so you don’t have to go far for all the fun.

Go the beach

Well, this is your Florida Gulf beach vacation after all. Remember to keep 6-feet away from others and not gather in groups larger than 10. All that’s left to do is enjoy beautiful Indian Rocks Beach.

Take a walk in the park

Come and stroll one of the many parks in Indian Rocks Beach. Enjoy the nature, the fresh coastal air, the beautiful views, and the wildlife while you get some steps in all at the same time. 

Paddle the local waters

Rent a paddleboard or a kayak from a local sports outfitter and explore the local waters. Paddling your way along the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico waters is a great way to spend any day. 

Rent a boat

Rent a boat and take your family out on the water for a day of sunshine and fresh air. Indian Rocks Beach Boat Rentals offers half-day and full-day boat rentals in a variety of sizes and styles. 

Go for a bike ride

Hop on a bike and ride around town or try out the Pinellas Trail. Don’t forget that you get access to free bikes with your Plumlee Perks, so set aside some time for a ride during your IRB beach vacation.

Take a virtual art class

The local Indian Rocks Beach arts scene is alive and well. Did you know that the Beach Art Center now offers virtual art classes? They do! You can brush up on your artistic skills from the comfort of your rental.

Rent a scooter or scoot coupe

Green Iguana Rentals offers a good variety of all your favorite beach rentals, but you can also rent a scooter or a scooter coupe for some super fun family time around town. Check out their offerings.

Go fishing

Pier fishing, boat fishing, surf fishing, dock fishing, and charter fishing are a few ways to have some reel fun. Piers and charters have blanket fishing licenses, otherwise don’t forget to bring your own.

Man riding a bike on a path along the beach | Plumlee Indian Rocks Beach Vacation Rentals
Dad and mom on paddleboards with kids | Plumlee Indian Rocks Beach Vacation Rentals

Enjoy dining al fresco

Some of our local restaurants offering an outdoor dining experience that includes some spectacular views. Dine outside and enjoy a fabulous meal all at the same time. 

Take a local tour

Go dolphin watching, snorkeling, or take a sightseeing tour on the water. The local boat tours offer something of interest to everyone. It’s a great way to explore and learn more about the area. 

Visit the Seabird Sanctuary

The Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores is a wildlife rehabilitation center and tourist attraction dedicated to the rescue and treatment of sick and injured wild birds. Come see what they do and why.

Parasail over the Gulf of Mexico

Stay dry or get wet, it’s up to you! Eagle Parasail gives you a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous Florida Gulf Coast with a gentle and safe high-flying adventure. Banana boat rides are offered here, too.

Visit the Florida Botanical Gardens

The Florida Botanical Gardens are open every day, 7a.m. to 5p.m. The gardens are free to the public and leashed pets are welcome, too. Relax, stroll, and enjoy the beauty of Florida’s native plants.

Charter an airboat

Airboats are fast and fun! Gulf Coast Airboat Charters offers a variety of customizable tours to suit you and your family. Airboat rides take you through the most breathtaking scenery nature has to offer.

Go shelling

You can have a new shelling adventure every single day of your Indian Rocks Beach vacation. Step out onto the sand and see what you discover. Need help identifying your seashells? Read this.

Do a beach scavenger hunt

Beach scavenger hunts are so easy to do and so much fun for kids and kids-at-heart. Click here for a free printable scavenger hunt that’s ready to go or use the blank template to make your own. Have fun!

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The Best Indian Rocks Beach Activities To Get Out and Do