Indian Rocks Beach – THE Place to Be

For your next Florida vacation in a most scenic and gorgeous oceanfront vacation house located right on the beach in the beautiful Indian Rocks Beach, Florida you are truly welcome to the Arbor Seaside Cottages. Enjoy the seaside pleasures, beautiful sunsets, the playful marine life, a romantic walk along the sun-kissed beaches and the delightful weather.

Arbor Seaside Cottages are located on the Indian Rocks Beach which is situated on a barrier island on the west coast of Florida fringed by the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and less than half an hour’s drive from Tampa International Airport. It is said that the Indian Rocks Beach got its name when a native Indian miraculously healed his chief with the waters from the rock encircled natural sulfur spring.

Today, Indian Rocks Beach is a prosperous and booming beach community that still sports its original lively character, and supports an energetic mix of recreational activities. It had all began in the 1920′s when it was developed as a vacation destination for the maritime residents.

With an area estimated around a square mile and a population of 4,000 people, Indian Rocks Beach is now home to residents of all ages. The residents include young families as well as active retirees who got sand in their shoes, fell in love with the place and never left. The city’s tourist population reaches a sky-high especially in the winter months. Interestingly, the summer and fall months are also becoming nearly as welcoming as the peak winter months.

The weather in September and October is simply mesmerizing and attracts many tourists. The extensive white beaches and the scope of visiting so many tourist attractions of Florida such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Wet ‘n Wild, Universal Studio, Sea World Orlando and Sea World Aquatica make it a worthwhile vacation spot. Even the delightful snowbirds from the northern states and Canada make their winter getaway to Indian Rocks Beach. From the sandy shores to the historically informative places, you will be warmly welcomed everywhere by the friendly people of Florida.

Indian Rocks Beach provides an abundance of options in vacation rental opportunities, exceptional restaurants, and gift and convenience stores. With its close proximity to the cities of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, commuting for work or pleasure can be easily done. To the north of the Indian Rocks Beach you will find the Clearwater Belleair Beach and Belleair Shores. To the south are located the Indian Shores and the Redingtons.

There are many things to do in and around Arbor Seaside Cottages. The abundance of attractions is bound to interest you, so explore at your leisure. The Clean Water Marine Aquarium is situated on the West Coast of Florida and is a non-profit facility entirely committed to the much needed treatment of diseased and hurt marine animals.

Your family can spend quite a few hours at this excellent marine facility and the kids are going to love it. They can also learn about a variety of sea animals, their biological traits and their unquestionable importance to the natural aquatic ecosystems. Bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, sting rays and coral reefs provide enough edutainment for the little ones in your family.

Visit the Clean Water Municipal Arena, a scenic fishing harbor, to have a look at the largest group of fishing steamships operating together under the same ownership on the west coast of Florida. Pier 60 Park is also open daily for you and your family from sunrise to sunset and features a children’s adventure playground with covered pavilions. The fishing pier, measuring around 1050 feet, provides you access to Gulf fishing activities. Visit every night to enjoy the peace and quietude of the seaside walk and also watch enthralling local performances.

Go for exhibitions, classes and workshops at the Beach Art Center. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s a non-profit membership organization and open to anyone who appreciates art and craftwork, be it traditional or contemporary. You also don’t want to miss out on visiting the Indian Rocks Area Historical Society which explains with multifarious displays of pictures, exhibits and artifacts the engaging history of the region.

It contains early relics, inclusive of weapons, dresses and handicrafts portraying the early lifestyle of the original inhabitants. Founded in 1971 the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is a non-profit sanctuary is reputed for its groundbreaking techniques of rehabilitating sick and injured birds. The sanctuary is manned by experts and volunteers dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of the local avian species in need. You could also visit John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk and enjoy the thrills of cruising and parasailing in a picturesque fishing village. Skill demonstrations of pioneer local life are held regularly in the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum located in St. Petersburg Beach and are very informative.

What will strike you most about the Arbor Seaside Cottages is the calm all around and yet the energy and enthusiasm when it holds an Arts and Crafts Festival every November and April. It is also home to some of the most famous restaurants along the Gulf Coast offering delectable cuisine. You can easily access the beaches and intracoastal waterways which provide you an impressive range of recreational activities.

Whether you golf, swim, fish, boat, shop or just bathe in the sun there are unlimited amenities available for your enjoyment. The Arbor Seaside Cottages are just a few minutes away from Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg Beach and a dozen other gulf beach communities on the Indian Rocks Beach. Tampa, Bush Gardens and the Zoo are only about half an hour away from the Arbor Seaside Cottages.

These cottages offer more than the expected standard benefits with high-definition plasma TVs, Wi-Fi in all rooms, free and all time access to washers and dryers, complete kitchens and European quality upholstery and furniture. Arbors Seaside Cottages guarantees you excellent quality and affordable comfort during your stay in Florida. Their location at the top, friendly people, scenic beaches, comfortable cafes and classy restaurants make them a favorite for seasonal guests.