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.