This is a small, nature-centric community on the edge of the world, but it is also only 40 minutes from downtown Tampa, just across Old Tampa Bay. So when you rent a beach house in Indian Shores, you can enjoy the relaxed vibe of a beach community, while never being far from the action.
Venture Out on the Waves
Booking an Indian Shores beach house will give you an unexpected dose of privacy and luxury from which to enjoy your beach and ocean adventures. Beach combing, sunbathing, swimming, and water sports are favorite pastimes on these shores. If you are in the mood for fishing, FishTaxi Charters should be your first call. Captain Ryan knows all the best spots and will have you maxed out on fish in no time. The crew can cater your deep-sea fishing experience for first-time fishermen or seasoned pros on the hunt for snapper, mackerel, grouper, amberjack, cobia, tuna, and shark. When you are ready to explore on your own, you can rent equipment from Island Marine Rentals. They rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards, scooters, and bicycles, so you are prepared for fun on sea or on land.
If you want to spend the day on land, there are several great attractions that are fun for the whole family. Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is a nonprofit avian rescue group that rehabilitates injured birds and releases them back into the wild. Some permanently injured birds have found a home here and have become visitor favorites, like Isis the red-tailed hawk and HOOdini the eastern screech owl. You can watch staff feed the pelicans daily at 2:30 pm. This attraction is free, but the sanctuary welcomes donations to support the care of the birds they serve. Another great place to observe wildlife is from the boardwalk of Town Square Nature Park. This park provides a serene setting to enjoy the outdoors, and it also features a playground area for kids and a dog park. Signs line the trail to provide information about the flora and fauna, and you may even see dolphins off the coast. Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is the ultimate mini golf experience, complete with live alligators that you can feed, if you dare! When you're ready for a sweet treat, stop at Haze Ice Cream. Their ice cream is made right there in the kitchen, using only natural ingredients. They have both classic and unique flavors, and visitors say it is the best ice cream they have ever tasted.
Step Into the Big City
With Tampa just 40 minutes away from your Indian Shores beach house rental, you will never run out of things to do. For the golfer, you can book a tee time at Hunter's Green country club or Rocky Point Golf course. The arts lover will want to visit the Tampa Theater, catch a performance by the Florida Orchestra, or hit up the Gasparilla Music Festival. Fun family attractions include the Big Cat Rescue Educational Sanctuary and Busch Gardens Tampa. Dining, shopping, and entertainment options are virtually endless. And when you have had your fill of big city thrills, you will be just a short drive away from your beach house and the peace and quiet of Indian Shores.
The location of Indian Shores makes this Florida vacation spot ideal for the traveler seeking a blend of relaxing beach life and vibrant nightlife. Book your Indian Shores beach house today and take a trip you will remember forever.