Pictures of a 6 hour trip to Indian Rocks Beach “The Happy Place”.

Indian Rocks Beach Travel Blog

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Beach, Boats, Birds & Bathing Suits just another Super Sunday in the SunShine State.

Legend has it that the community of Indian Rocks Beach reputedly got its name when a native medicine man that 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."

Indian Rocks still has a large number of the local family owned small rental units that can be rented without having to take out a second mortgage.  More and more the beach on all the coast line of Florida are being filled with multi story condos affordable only by the very well TO DO!!

 These concrete monstrosities are not only unaffordable for most people they block the beach view with their privacy fences & security guard shacks.  Driving along Gulf Blvd you can’t even see the SKY in places. 
I remember when you could drive or walk on large sections of the beach that you can’t even see anymore. 
Ok OK I am off my Soap Box!!

 Now a few words From the Indian Rocks Chamber of Commerce.

 
“Indian Rocks Beach (located in the Tampa Bay and Clearwater areas), initially developed in the 1920s as a weekend getaway destination for wealthy Tampa residents, boasts three miles of the friendliest beach located in Pinellas County.

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  “Indian Rocks Beach on the gulf coast of Florida is truly a "Little Piece of Heaven." The community's sensitivity to the environment, safe beaches, wonderful restaurants, and quaint hotels continues to make Indian Rocks Beach a favorite for seasonal guests.”

“Indian Rocks Beach is less than three miles along the Gulf of Mexico and, like its neighboring barrier islands, waterfront property faces either the Gulf or the Intracoastal Waterway. “

 

“Indian Rocks Beach is a quiet town of about4,200 residents not counting snowbirds (Old School insert).

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  A barrier island located on the West Coast of Florida, only a 30 minute drive from Tampa International Airport & downtown Tampa.”
 

“To the north is Belleair Beach and to the south is Indian Shores.”

 

 

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Day Almost Done
Day Almost Done
The beach was a bit full
The beach was a bit full
Sunday Sand Castle
Sunday Sand Castle
The Happy Place Deck
The Happy Place Deck
2 to the Right
2 to the Right
Lunch Soon?
Lunch Soon?
Captains Locker
Captain's Locker
Red Left
Red Left
2 Bathing Suits
2 Bathing Suits
Baby Jet Boat
Baby Jet Boat
This is not a Florida Person
This is not a Florida Person
Sparkel Bird & Bathing Suit
Sparkel Bird & Bathing Suit
SeaGull Sam
SeaGull Sam
Beach Flower
Beach Flower
Beach Flower II
Beach Flower II
Beach Duck
Beach Duck
Bombs Away
Bombs Away
Nap be soon Mon
Nap be soon Mon
Lunch
Lunch
Sea Oats
Sea Oats
Beach Be Fun
Beach Be Fun
Up Close Sea Oats
Up Close Sea Oats
Sea Oats II
Sea Oats II
Blue topped Cruiser
Blue topped Cruiser
Single Sail
Single Sail
One Way or Another
One Way or Another
Beach Lemon
Beach Lemon
Sparkel Bird
Sparkel Bird
South Bound Bathing Suits
South Bound Bathing Suits
Sun Flower
Sun Flower
Father & Son Fishing
Father & Son Fishing
Im Done Im Going In
I'm Done I'm Going In
Last Boat
Last Boat
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photo by: oldschoolbill