Indian Shores is a quiet premier vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico, centrally located between the bustling cities of Clearwater to the north, St. Petersburg to the south and Tampa to the east. The expansive white sand beach extends for several miles is home to numerous sea birds due to a near by bird sanctuary. The local area has many restaurants and shops and near by John's Pass has a boardwalk with additional restaurants, shops, scenic boat tours, charter boats, and inexpensive party fishing boats suitable for families. The Tampa Bay area has Busch Gardens, Professional Baseball and Football teams, Aquariums, Art and Science Museums, and a Zoo. Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are a 2 hour drive.
These are photos taken when I was visiting the Sand Dollar Condo in Indian Shores Florida...
 

 

 
 

Our wedding on the beach next to the Sand Dollar Condo

 

Wedding guest enjoying refreshments at the picnic area

 
  Pool at Florida Condo    
  Swimming in the Sand Dollar pool   Sand castles on the beach with Sand Dollar in back ground  
  Volley Ball    
  Volley ball game games are frequent   Relaxing on the large beach with Sand Dollar condo in back  
     
  A fisherman cleaning his catch on Sand Dollar private pier   Observing sea birds at near by bird sanctuary  
     
  Walkable Friendly Tavern has karaoke and all you can eat crabs, ribs, fish & chicken   View of near by John's Pass board walk which has shops, restaurants & boat rentals  
  Fishing in the Gulf    
  Gulf fishing from John's Pass low cost party fishing boat   Waiting for the mate to clean the catch of the day  
     
  Venetian night on the inter coastal water way   Pontoon boat rentals on the inter coastal are available  
     
  Near by Largo Botanical Park has plants and a settlement village   Paddle Wheel Dinner & Dance sight seeing tour from St. Petersburg  
  Tarpon Springs    
  Tarpon Springs Greek spong community is interesting   Fort Desoto Park has a military history  
     
  Fort Desoto Park has beaches for humans and dogs   Fort Desoto has 2 fishing piers, bike & Kayak rentals  
     
  Outside of artist Salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg. Many museums are in the area   Tampa Aquarium is larger than the Clearwater or Sarasota aquariums  
     
  Flamingo dancers perform in Tampa restaurant   Austrian Lipizzan Stallions perform in Myakka  
  P. T. Barnum   Banyon tree  
  P.T. Barnum mansion and circus museum in Sarasota   Banyon trees in the Barnum estate  
     
  Desoto State Park in Bradenton has ranger narative   Baseball spring training for many teams including Pirates  
     
  Visiting Edison and Ford summer homes & museum in Fort Myers   Universal Studios, Disney World & Sea World are only a 2 hour drive  
       
  Sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico are beatiful      
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