Bungalow Beach Place

The Area: Then & Now

Before the first settlers arrived, Indian Shores was an Indian campsite. Eventually, the Cochran brothers settled in the area. In 1883 four Cedar Key speculators sailing to St. Petersburg, stopped to explore the Island. They were fascinated by the Island's possibilities for future development and bought it from the Cochran Brothers for a nominal sum. As time passed, the region soon became a popular residential and vacation area for many prominent Tampans such as the McKay family. (Tampa Tribune)

Originally known as Indian Rocks South Shore, this quiet beach town is one of the oldest and smallest beach communities with the longest name. It was named Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore because the tiny community wanted a separate identity from the City of Indian Rocks Beach. In 1973 the name was officially changed to the more manageable Indian Shores. The Town averages only a block in width between the Gulf of Mexico and by an area known as The Narrows. Presently the town's residential quality and its assortment of shops and restaurants help visitors feel right at home. It's also a popular destination for snowbirds to seabirds. Favorite local spots are the eccentric Indian Shores Coffee Company and the popular Salt Rock Grill.

Our favorite local breakfast spots are:
Frog Pond
16909 Gulf Blvd
North Redington Beach, FL
Indian Shores Coffee House
19221 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL
Maggie Mae's on the Bluff's in Bellair
2961 W Bay Dr
Bellair Bluffs, FL
Sweet Sage Café
16725 Gulf Blvd.
North Redington Beach, FL
For lunch or dinner, we visit:
Salt Rock Grill
19325 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL
Lulu's Oyster Bar and Tap House
500 1st St
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Original Pizza
19525 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL
IRB Sushi
416 1st St.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
20025 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL
Guppys on the Beach
1701 Gulf Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Villa Gallace
109 Gulf Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach, FL