Indian Shores is a quieter, less crowded alternative to its larger and better-known neighbors such as Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach., especially for those looking for a quiet Florida beach rental. It’s a great place for vacationers seeking a quiet or family vacation that has a number of fun activities around it too.
The largest non-profit wild bird hospital in the United States, the Sun Coast Seabird Sanctuary, is located in Indian Shores. The sanctuary houses and treats injured pelicans, herons, egrets, owls, hawks and other birds. Those who love animals, and especially those of the avian specification will love to have a Florida beach rental that houses many of the regions sick and injured birds. This is especially true of those philanthropists who work with the SPCA. Many other activities such as adventure golf and boat rentals are within an easy drive for those that have a more excitable notion of what fun is.
Indian Shores is also home to some fantastic restaurants. No trip to the area would be complete without a visit to the famous Salt Rock Grill. Weather permitting, sit outside on the waterfront deck and enjoy the view. This is one of the highlights of the area, and ever person who has a Florida beach rental needs to visit it when they are here for vacation.
Other restaurants and bars in Indian Shores include The Hungry Fisherman, Chateau Madrid and The Pub Waterfront Grill. If you want to experience what a Key West style bar was like in the days of Ernest Hemingway, visit Mahuffer’s (a.k.a Sloppy John’s) on Gulf Blvd, just north of the Park Blvd Bridge. Self-described as the “worst” place on the beach, with lousy food and warm beer, 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 definitely worth a visit, even if you decide you don’t like it.
Indian Shores is located North of Redington and South of Indian Rocks Beach.