Indian Rocks Beach is located on a barrier island, with wide sandy beaches along its western edge fronting the Gulf of Mexico, and a series of canals and boat docks along its Intracoastal eastern edge. Less than 3 miles long, some parts of Indian Rocks Beach narrow to the point where one can stand in the center and see the water on both sides.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 4,113 people make up Indian Rocks Beach – families, active retirees, professional couples and empty nesters along with seasonal residents – make their home here. Residents of Indian Rocks Beach live in quaint beach cottages, high-rise condominiums and single family homes on the water as well as inland. Great restaurants, charming hotels and local businesses are all part of the mix that makes the town attractive to locals as well as seasonal guests.
Some of the area’s most famed restaurants are right here in Indian Rocks, with seafood being the star of most menus. Residents and visitors look forward to festivals and events held throughout the year, including the annual Beauty and the Beach festival each April, a celebration of art, music and food. Public docks on the Intracoastal Waterway are available for boaters of all types to utilize and are only a few blocks from the restaurants and shops.
In addition to the beautiful and pristine beaches, The City of Indian Rocks Beach offers a wealth of other recreational opportunities among its six city parks, with tennis courts, basketball courts, a ball field, boat ramp and more. A nature preserve and the 1st Street Boardwalk offer a more relaxed way to enjoy the area’s beauty.
“Almost everything is within walking distance, so to speak. I’m in a power wheel chair and I’m able to make my rounds in my chair. On the way I find that I know just about everybody on the beach. When the sun goes down the beach party moves inside where you can listen to great local musicians. I enjoy myself.” Dick Schaal, ten-year resident.
Population: 4,113 according to the 2010 U.S. Census
Land Area: 0.93 Sq. Miles
Points of Interest: Famed restaurants, Festivals and events, The Annual Beauty and the Beach festival each April; a celebration of art, music and food, Beautiful Beaches, Six city parks, with tennis courts, basketball courts, a ball field, boat ramp, Nature preserve, 1st Street Boardwalk.