Lay of the Land: Visitors will find small town charms with mom-and-pop accommodations, vacation cottages and seasonal rentals lining the white sandy beach. On many parts of the beach you will find sand dunes restored with native vegetation, such as sea grapes and sand grasses. Showers are available.
Little Known Facts: In 1927 the government filled the pass just north of the present day town limits, joining upper Sand Key to the lower beaches. Once called Indian Rocks Beach South Shore, this town wisely shortened its name in 1973 to Indian Shores.
Why You Should Go: This small beach town is all about co-existing with Mother Nature. Indian Shores is home of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, the largest bird hospital in the world, which is funded exclusively from private donations. Admission to the sanctuary is free.