Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway: Which is Your Favorite and Why?


Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway: Which is Your Favorite and Why?


The beauty of a barrier island like Indian Rocks Beach, Florida is that you are nestled between two beautiful bodies of water, each with their own advantages. Today we're asking the question to our readers: Which do you prefer? The Gulf of Mexico or the Intracoastal Waterway? 

There is no wrong answer here! Whichever one you prefer to be closer to is your choice, and the good news is that no matter which Indian Rocks Beach rental or condo you choose, you're never far away from either place. Lucky you! 


Aerial view of Indian Rocks Beach vacation rentals on the Gulf of Mexico beachfront | Plumlee Indian Rocks Beach Rentals Florida Gulf Coast

BENEFITS OF A GULF FRONT RENTAL

Vacation rentals right on the Gulf of Mexico are some of the most popular because many families enjoy being as close as possible to the beach. Here are just a few of the many benefits of choosing a vacation rental with a direct Florida Gulf Front location.

Best Beachfront Access

There's no doubt about it, waking up to the beach right outside your windows, balcony, and doorstep gives you the best beach access during your vacation. 

Breathtaking Views

Along with that prime beach access comes the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico views that can be yours all day, every day of your beach vacation. The scenery is spectacular.

Comfort & Convenience

Gulf Front vacation rentals in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores are well-appointed and fully stocked with the items you need to feel at home at the beach. 

Gulf Front Amenities

If you prefer to spend most of your time doing things centered around the Gulf of Mexico and its beaches, the gulf front amenities that IRB condos and rentals offer are just what you're looking for. Beachfront pools, spas, grills, and tennis courts are perfectly placed for optimal enjoyment.

Spectacular Sunsets

The Florida Gulf Coast beaches are famous for their western facing views of the sunsets that sink into the horizon line over the Gulf of Mexico. It's a new color show every evening, so you can watch as many as you want to from your gulf front vacation rental. 

Wonderful Wildlife

Stand on your private balcony and spend a few moments observing the abundant wildlife that flourish on and off the shoreline. Watch the pelicans soar and swoop, the dolphins swim and play, and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the coastal life all around you.


Explore our full inventory of Indian Rocks Beach rentals on the Gulf of Mexico. 

Intrcoastal Waterway Vacation Rentals in Indian Rocks Beach | Plumlee Indian Rocks Beach Rentals Florida Gulf Coast

BENEFITS OF AN INTRACOASTAL RENTAL

Boaters, anglers, and those who love to paddle the local waters enjoy the benefits of an Indian Rocks Beach rental that's located right on the Intracoastal Waterway. Here are a few reasons why. 

Awesome Amenities

Your Intracoastal Indian Rocks Beach rental comes with the amenities that matter most to you. Many of these properties have premium property ratings. You won't be disappointed! 

Boat Slips & Docks

Plumlee offers rentals on the ICW that come with amenities that boat lovers and paddle-enthusiasts will love. You can have close and convenient access to a boat slip and/or boat dock if you're bringing watercraft with you.

Easy Water Access

There is no easier access to the Intracoastal Waterway than here! It's also the fastest way to get out on the water. It's all right there for you and only steps away from your rental. The water views are pretty amazing, too. 

Fantastic Fishing

You can drop a line right from the dock of your vacation or condo rental anytime you choose. Fish as often and for as long as you please, and you won't have to worry about it being too crowded or too far.

Plenty of Privacy

Vacation rentals are known for their superior privacy when compared to a hotel or motel stay. This is especially true of Intracoastal Waterway rentals that are situated away from the busier beach front areas.

Walk to the Beach

Just because you choose an Indian Rocks Beach Intracoastal rental doesn't mean you have to sacrifice beach access. You are typically across the street or around the corner from the Gulf of Mexico and its beaches.


Explore our full inventory of Indian Rocks Beach rentals on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). 


it's time for you to weigh in! Gulf front or Intracoastal?

Let us know where you prefer to stay during your Indian Rocks Beach, Florida vacation. 

Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway: Which is Your Favorite and Why?


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