Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA

Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 6,010 vacation rentals near Indian Rocks Beach. From 3,572 condos to 1,250 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Indian Rocks Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

A warm, sunny spot to recharge in Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Beach, a quiet, mostly residential resort city along 3 miles of the Gulf of Mexico's sandy shores, just 25 miles west of Tampa's busy airport, is all about sunshine and the beach. An Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental gives you all the warm and sunny downtime you require for recharging your batteries, plus easy access to everything the busy Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has to offer—culture and shopping, family-friendly amusements, fine and funky restaurants, aquatic and sports adventures, and more.

Making a big splash in a little resort city

Ocean and beach activities rule from your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental. Sun yourself on your special spot of sand, or rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards, surfboards, and bikes. You could book a sport fishing charter, join a dolphin- or whale-watching tour, or head to Splash Harbour, a small water park with a water slide and pools. There are also oyster bars, seafood, and other eateries to suit all tastes. Alternatively, why not try a yoga or art class? Shoppers can browse specialty shops in town, or head to the malls in bigger communities or other beach towns. Golf and mini-golf courses are also available inland.

Culture on the rocks, with a twist of surrealism

Sun, sand, and surf are the main draws of this quiet resort city. But Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum offers an enlightening diversion. In a historic cottage in Chic-a-Si Park, displays tell the story of people in this area, from Native Americans to pioneers to modern times. Try a family excursion to a marine aquarium—there's 1 to the north in Clearwater and another across the bay in Tampa. Heritage Village in Largo is a living museum of local history, and museums of art, history, and culture are sprinkled around the metro area, including a notable venue for Salvador Dali's surrealist art.

A brighter outlook in sunny Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Beach has the exact Gulf climate you'd expect. Summer (June through September) is hot and muggy, with temps hitting the 90s—perfect for a relaxed beach visit from your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental. In winter, the still-balmy weather brings in frozen travelers from more northerly locations, who might hit the jackpot with occasional 80-degree days. Expect rainfall any time of year, but it's wettest in summer, especially August. You'll get the most sunshine in April and May, the least in December.

Life is a beach on a Gulf Coast barrier island

Indian Rocks Beach occupies a narrow barrier island on Florida's west coast between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. All the attractions of the wider Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area are easily available. On the ocean side, it's all beach, on the bay side, all harbor. At Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve, a quiet, 9-acre park squeezed between condos, there's a boardwalk for viewing crabs, lizards, fish, and seabirds among the vegetation—you might even spot a shark. There are bigger wildlife refuges in the islands off St. Pete.