Indian Shores – A Low Key Alternative Beach Getaway

Indian Shores is a placid and serene location, a prodigious alternative for those seeking to avoid the crowds of the better known neighboring beaches, Clearwater and St. Pete.

It is a consummate retreat for the likes of business men/women, writers, painters, honeymooners, and others who may require a break from the distractions that accompany everyday life.

Once called Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore as a way to dissociate itself from Indian Rocks Beach, the small town of Indian Shores (with a population of 1,792 recorded in 2004) decided to comprise its own identity in 1949, legally changing its name in 1973.

But even with Indian Shore’s seemingly small population, there is no shortage of entertainment if the “quiet life” becomes too subdued.

Indian Shores is home to the largest non-profit bird hospital in the U.S. The Sun Coast Seabird Sanctuary admits over 8,000 birds per year. For over 38 years, the sanctuary has helped injured birds such as, pelicans, herons, egrets, owls, and hawks through rescue and repair before releasing them back out into the wild. It is the number one attraction at Indian Shores, but it is not the lone attraction. For a calendar of happenings, events, and celebrations, be sure to visit-

Of course, no vacay would be fully satisfying without delectable food and tasty beverages, and there are plenty of restaurants to fulfill this necessity.

And, if you’re worried about accommodations, don’t be- there are a plethora of villa’s and condos to choose from, all within a decent range to the beach, attractions, and restaurants.

Indian Shores is calling my name- finally, a place to write without distraction and breathe in pure inspiration.