Have You Been to the Best Beach in the USA?


Well, have you? In case you haven't heard, our local Florida Gulf Beaches are voted some of the best in America—as chosen by we the people. If you live here, you already know all the beauty this area has to offer, and obviously you love it enough to call home.

If you vacation here, you also know that there's so much coastal allure to keep you coming back for more and keep you missing it when you leave. The Gulf of Mexico and its gorgeous white sandy shores are only a few of the many reasons why Florida's Gulf Coast is called the best coast.

Here are the results of USA Today and TripAdvisor's Annual Readers' Choice Awards for the best beaches. There are no surprises for those of us who live here and love it. We here in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores are happy to be sandwiched right in between two of the top picks for best beaches in America.

We enjoy all of the same beautiful barrier island beach benefits and gorgeous Gulf waters, but without all of the busyness, traffic and crowds. So we're good with that!

Clearwater Beach Voted Best Beach in the USA

We could go on and on about the things we love about Clearwater Beach (and we have a lot on our blog). But it's best to hear it straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Here are direct quotes from those who chose Clearwater Beach as the best beach in America. Need we really say more? Well, we will mention that Clearwater Beach was also named #7 beach in the entire world. Wow!


"About a forty-minute drive west of Tampa, Clearwater Beach dazzles with two and a half miles of sugar-white sand, crystal-clear waters and tranquil Gulf breezes. Perched on a barrier island, the beach offers calm, shallow water making it an ideal playground for families."


"Great white sand beaches, very long... so if you are a beach walker you will be happy."


"There is nothing like Florida white, silky sand! I love it!"


St. Pete Beach Voted #7 Best Beach in the USA

Keep driving a little further south of Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores Beach, and you'll come to St. Petersburg, Florida—which was voted as 7th best beach in the country. Not too shabby!

Take a peek at the video clip above that highlights of St. Pete and Clearwater Beach—two of the top Florida beaches for 2018. Get inspired to put a few of these places on your Gulf Coast bucket list next time you're vacationing in Florida. You won't be disappointed!

Did we mention that you're close to both of these places when you choose an Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental or Indian Shores condo? You are! But wait, there's more. Keep reading...

Indian Rocks Beach & Indian Shores Nested In Between

And then here we are. Little ol' Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida. We don't have the fame of Clearwater and St. Pete, but we do have a lot to offer you and your family. If you like warm Gulf of Mexico waters, quiet beaches, pristine barrier island shorelines, a family-friendly ambiance, and a unique beach vibe you won't find anywhere else, then we've got everything you need right here.

Our Gulf Coast rentals and their accompanying amenities rival what you'd find in the bigger beach areas, but you get more privacy and more beach with less competition for the sun, sand and salty water. What's not to love about that? Come find us nestled right in between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete and experience one of the best Florida Gulf beach vacations ever.

Get started by checking out our Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores vacation rentals and finding the perfect one for you and your family. Let us know if we can help! Don't forget to watch the video clip above that gives you a bird's eye view of IRB. See you on the sand!


All that's left to do is start planning your next Florida Gulf Beach vacation.

Get out your calendar and mark off your vacay dates. The rest is easy!



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