Introduction to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles SW of Largo, Florida and 24 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,072 people in Indian Rocks Beach.

Indian Rocks Beach History

During the latter part of the 1800s, a group of explorers from Cedar Key became the first Europeans to visit the area. The name of Indian Rocks Beach was adopted because early settlers were used to seeing the Indians going on their way to a healing rock that was surrounded by a spring.

Indian Rocks Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Florida Gulf Coast Art Center
  • Manatee Village Historical Park
  • Egmont Key State Park
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • John’s Pass Park

Things To Do In Indian Rocks Beach

Local museums include the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the Pinellas County African American History Museum, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and the Kids Firehouse Museum. Outdoor recreational activities can be enjoyed at state and national parks like the Florida Botanical Gardens, the Moccasin Lake Nature Park and the Egmont Key State Park.

Indian Rocks Beach Transportation

Flights are available from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Indian Rocks Beach Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Hillsborough Community College, the University of Tampa, Pasco Hernando Community College, the University of South Florida, Manatee Community College and Saint Leo University.


Total Population 4,153
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,234
Age of the Population 52


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.7%
Median Earnings25+ $43,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,000


Median Family Income $89,604
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,203
Median House Value $385,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 11%
Irish 10.8%

Indian Rocks Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Largo, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33785, 33786
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.875
Longitude -82.851

Indian Rocks Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 54 to 69 F
Apr Temp 65 to 80 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 61 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Indian Rocks Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belleair Shores (33786)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Belleair Beach 1,705 $90,893
Belleair Bluffs 2,098 $58,750
Indian Shores 1,392 $70,625
North Redington Beach 1,472 $82,417
Redington Shores 2,093 $69,625
Seminole 17,477 $66,383
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