Gulf Coast Escape
Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the west, the small communities of Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach are beloved by locals and visitors. And what’s not to love? There’s beach access parking to the Gulf’s gorgeous white-sand beaches, locally owned eateries and shops, quaint attractions and a warm sense of community among the residents.
Indian Shores welcomes families with several fun things to do. Everyone loves locally famous Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf, a mini-golf course with a live alligator exhibit (no, it's not on the course itself). Island Marine Rentals is an affordable way to get in on the watersports here—rent a boat for a couple of hours and take in the outstanding views. In Indian Rocks Beach, beat the heat and find tons of thrills at the new Splash Harbour Water Park featuring two 42-foot tall waterslides, a lazy river and zero-entry pool. Also, be sure to stop by the Indian Rocks Historical Museum—a fascinating trip back in time in this beachfront town and, best of all, it’s totally free.