Beach Cottages in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Beach Cottages in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Indian Rocks Beach, a small beach town along Florida's Gulf Coast, attracts tourists who are looking for a quiet beach respite not too far from airports and theme parks; but for nature lovers this small town offers a host of possibilities. Paddlers and cyclists alike will enjoy this tiny town.

On one side of Indian Rocks Beach, put in and paddle the Narrows, a slender ribbon of the Intracoastal Waterway that attracts roseate spoonbills, pelicans and a myriad of other shorebirds that fish the banks at low tide. The calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico also provide a mild paddle over manatee, dolphin, shark and other sea life.

Cyclists love the roadside bike trail that the city maintains, with a separate lane for walkers. Biking along the beach is popular here as well.

Indian Rocks Beach has no chain hotels, so outdoor enthusiasts who want to stay here will need to dig a little deeper to find accommodations on Indian Rocks Beach. Here are a few good places for the perfect quiet getaway.

Bed and Breakfast Inns Online

While most of the accommodations on Indian Rocks Beach are privately owned by individuals, if you're searching for an inn or a bed and breakfast, Bed and Breakfast Inns Online offers a listing of B&Bs on Indian Rocks Beach. The site provides links to individual inn web sites and, when sites are not available, describes the inn or B&B itself.

Beach Trail Cottages

The Papa family renovated this cottage and tried to keep it as close to the original design and architecture as possible. The Beach Trail Cottages include two separate rentals (one upstairs and one down) as well as a condominium available for rent. These accommodations are on Gulf Boulevard, but are mere yards from the sandy beach.

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

Gulfside Resorts/ Sarah's Seaside Cottages

Gulfside Resorts and Sarah's Seaside Cottages offers avid outdoorsfolk the sort of concierge services and amenities that fit their lifestyles. The resorts and cottages, steps from the beach, have sea kayaks for guests to use and the concierge can arrange for bicycle rentals. They have several different properties along the beach.

Gulfside Resorts/Sarah's Seaside Cottages
810 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Article Written By Cathy Salustri

Cathy Salustri started writing professionally in 1995. Salustri's work about Floridana, tourism and the environment appears in the "Gabber," "Southwinds Sailing" and Visit Florida Web and print publications. She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Florida studies at the University of South Florida, focusing on historic Florida tourist attractions.

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