Beach Cottages in Indian Rocks, Florida

Beach Cottages in Indian Rocks, Florida
Legend has it that Indian Rocks Beach received its name when local Indians trekked to a rock-encircled spring reputed to have healing powers. The early settlers would say: "The Indians are on their way to the rocks." Today, Indian Rocks Beach is a quaint little beach-side town bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. Vacation cottages dot the island, welcoming people searching for quiet relaxation.

Beach Trail Cottages

Beach Trail Cottages is two-story home built in 1925 and divided into two private floors. Both floors of the house have been renovated in keeping with the home's original "Old Florida" design.

The top floor has one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast counter, dinette, living room with futon and deck with patio furniture. The bottom floor has two bedrooms (one with three twin beds, the other with a queen bed), one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, combo living/dining room and patio with furniture.

Amenities include central heat and air, ceiling fans, 27-inch TV with cable, VCR, washer/dryer (shared by both units), BBQ grills, and beach chairs and umbrellas. Both floors have designated parking areas. Beach Trail Cottages is a pet-friendly establishment; no fee is required.

Beach Trail Cottages
726 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
(727) 394-2083

Sarah's Seaside

Sarah's Seaside offers six luxury beach cottages that capture the character of "Old Florida." Amenities include private beach access, heated swimming pool, central heat and air, cable TV, DVD, barbecue grills, laundry room, and beach chairs and cabanas. There is free on-site parking.

Gulfside Resorts
306 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
(800) 597-8063 or (727) 596-8063

Things to Do

North of Indian Rocks Beach is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter, the tailless dolphin; Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach with a fishing pier and free live entertainment at sunset; and Sand Key Park, offering sheltered picnic tables, a playground and beach. South of Indian Rocks Beach is the renowned Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary that rehabilitates injured/ill seabirds and John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, a turn-of-the-century Florida fishing village with shops and restaurants.

Article Written By Rohana Chomick

Rohana Chomick has more than 20 years writing experience in a variety of avenues: newspaper, television, advertising, online. Currently, she is at work on her first novel. Chomick has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in mass communications, both from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

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