Indian Shores is home to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, North America's largest wild bird hospital. The facility has emergency facilities, a surgical center, and indoor and outdoor rehabilitation areas where hundreds of injured birds are on display. Another local fixture is Mahuffer's Beach Bar a ramshackle Key West style bar with fish nets, autographed bras, automobile seats and old ship parts. Saltrock Grill offers waterfront dining if you're looking for something a little more formal.
Parking is available at six of the town's 11 beach access points. About 200 parking spaces also are available on the west side of Gulf Boulevard at the Tiki Gardens County Beach Access Park. The park has restrooms and showers for visitors. The Jolley Trolley is very inexpensive, and a fun way to see the beaches. It runs up and down Gulf Blvd 7 days a week.