Indian Shores Beach
Even though Indian Shores is primarily a residential town, they still have a tourist-friendly environment through the use of their white, sandy beach; however parking is at a premium. Indian Shores Beach has two of the towns four public parks, one of which provides beach access and the others providing access and a wonderful view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Regardless, getting to the beach early will help in getting a parking place. There is also a fishing pier where residents and visitors can enjoy a day of breathing in the sea air while making a fresh catch. Lending to a less crowded atmosphere is what sets Indian Shores Beach aside from its more commercialized neighbors.
Indian Shores Parks
Estelle Harper Park, which was dedicated in April of 1972 sits adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. This Indian Shores park provides residents and visitors amenities such as a children’s playground and a large pavilion with barbecue grills and a full kitchen which are perfect for a family day or a business function. The recently rebuilt tennis courts are open on a first come, first served basis and are free to all park visitors. In addition to these amenities are public restrooms located within the pavilion / kitchen vicinity.
Town Square Nature Park
Town Square Nature Park is located on Gulf Boulevard and provides its guests with two covered pavilions with picnic tables and plenty of parking. The most significant aspect of this park is the 800 foot long boardwalk that will guide you through this parks natural settings and eventually lead you to a fishing pier set in this tropical environment. At Town Square Nature Park you can enjoy a quiet leisurely lunch, bring your rod and reel to catch some fish, or just enjoy the atmosphere as you stroll down the boardwalk. Tiki Gardens Beach Access Park allows the public access to the beautiful beach of Indian Shores. This former tourist attraction is now owned by Pinellas County and has been transformed into a large parking area, providing the public with an inexpensive place to park and enjoy a day on beautiful Indian Shores Beach.
Mayor Bob McEwen Veterans Park was named in 1999 to recognize former Mayor Bob McEwen and our nation’s veterans. This park is located at the ease end of 197th street provides visitors with picnic benches, barbecues, fishing and a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Indian Shores Annual Events
Each year Indian Shores holds its annual holiday boat parade where 35 decorated and lighted boats of all sizes, motorized and non-motorized will delight onlookers as they get into the holiday spirit. The boats are judged throughout the parade as the cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway and ceremonies will be held for the winners. You can watch the parade from your very own balcony when you buy a condo or any other real estate in Indian Shores.
Indian Shores Restaurants
Indian Shores has many beachfront restaurants offering a variety of cuisine. Residents not only enjoy this fare, but also take a short drive inland where they can find just about any type of food desirable. Restaurants, both small and franchise, are within close proximity to Indian Shores property.