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What You Need to Know About Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Indian Rocks Beach gateway at the 5th Avenue beach access.

Have you been to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida? Do you know what IRB has to offer you during a Gulf Coast vacation in the Sunshine State?

We thought we’d sum up all of the best things about an Indian Rocks Beach vacation. If you’ve vacationed with us before, feel free to let us know if we missed anything! Our comment section is always open and we welcome your input.

Now, here’s what you need to know about IRB. Warning: vacation envy may ensue.

Florida Gulf Coast Location

Centrally located on the western side of Florida, Indian Rocks Beach is barrier island paradise ideally situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. A close drive from Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach offers three miles of pristine beaches set against the sparkling Gulf of Mexico waters and decorated with palm trees.

Tampa Bay International Airport (19.77 miles) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (9.66 miles) are located nearby to make traveling to and from Indian Rocks Beach a breeze.

Beautiful Barrier Island Beaches

Indian Rocks Beach has a three-mile length of shoreline with easy beach access. The city has 27 beach access points along Gulf Boulevard, so you’re able to get to the beach often and easily.

Visitors, vacationers and residents of Indian Rocks Beach enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and a less crowded quintessential beach experience than the bigger and busier beaches of the surrounding Gulf Coast region. Revel in a peaceful, more relaxing day on the beach with us!

History of Indian Rocks Beach

Legend has it that Florida’s beach community of Indian Rocks Beach reputedly got its name when a native medicine man miraculously healed his chief with the waters from a natural sulfur spring believed to have been located in Kolb Park across from Indian Rocks Beach City Hall. Early settlers seeing the Indians on their way to the rock encircled spring would say, “The Indians are on their way to the rocks.”

Things To Do in IRB

If it has anything to do with sun, sand and saltwater, you can find it here in Indian Rocks Beach and the surrounding Gulf Coast area. Beach fun abounds as does plenty of opportunities to explore Indian Rocks Beach and its parks, restaurants, nightlife and coastal recreational adventures.

Read more about the Indian Rocks Beach area and how vacationers and residents alike love to spend their time here. There’s a little something for everyone!

Popular Gulf Coast Attractions

You can find popular attractions on our Attractions page and even more things to do at the Beach Welcome Center website.  We’d also like to mention a few of the highlights and local favorites.

Attractions Tickets Sold by Plumlee Vacation Rentals


Call a local Reservationist to add attractions tickets to your vacation package at 727-595-7586

More Tampa Bay Area Attractions near Indian Rocks Beach


Where To Stay in Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Beach rentals are the only way to vacation on the Gulf Coast. With a variety of sizes, styles, locations and amenities, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect vacation rental for your stay in Indian Rocks Beach.

Find the amenities that matter to you and personalize your vacation. You’ll be glad you did. It’s your vacation, so you deserve the best!

Are you ready to start planning an Indian Rocks Beach vacation? Check out our Indian Rocks Beach rentals!