Hotels include the Holiday Inn and Suites Harborside just a few blocks into Indian Rocks Beach. This hotel is situated on the intracoastal waterway across Gulf Boulevard on the Largo Narrows, a beautiful section of the Intracoastal Watery bordered in mangroves and dotted with channel markers for the large amount of boat traffic moving north and south. Many seabirds inhabit the mangroves and manatee are often sited near the sidewalk and docks along the Narrows. The Florida manatee is a large, peaceful mammal that feeds on vegetation. They inhabit shallow, warm waters such as bays, waterways and creeks that empty into the Gulf of Mexico. Check out The Pub Waterfront Restaurant in Indian Shores Beach for good food and a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Across Gulf Boulevard from the Holiday Inn and Suites Harborside are the many beachside cottages, Bed and Breakfast inns, rental condominiums and public accesses to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The fabulous Sheraton Sand Key Resort and Sand Key State Parkare five miles north on Gulf Boulevard.
A few highly recommended restaurants of many in the area include P.J.’s Oyster House, The Original Crabby Bills, Guppy’s on the Beach. A small, unobtrusive eatery well worth discovering is Keegan’s at Gulf Boulevard and 16th Avenue in Indian Rocks Beach.For a great breakfast in a casual beach restaurant, consider eggs benedict at Sandy’s, in Indian Rocks Beach next door to CafÃ© d’ Paris, a French coffee shop featuring wonderful sandwiches and pastries. Both are excellent.