IRB Activities Directory

Things To Do in Indian Rocks Beach

IRRLLCBirdSanct.jpgIndian Rocks Beach, Florida is a quiet, quaint, pet-friendly, family and vacation-friendly community, which tends to be quieter and less crowded than its neighboring beach towns, and has many of its own unique advantages. Indian Rocks Beach has peaceful white sand beaches; perfect for walking, jogging, biking, swimming, sunning, shelling, surfing, skimming and snorkeling. Within the City there are several parks, excellent restaurants & bars, live entertainment venues, and a variety of shopping, bicycling, water-sport, and pet-friendly activities. IRB has so much to offer... If you're heading to Florida, you should consider making IRB your vacation and holiday home base! The Directory below details the numerous attractions, recreational activities, businesses, and services located within IRB, and neighboring beach towns. You'll also find information on popular Theme Parks, Sports Stadiums, and other major attractions located throughout the greater Tampa Bay & Orlando Areas. Be sure to click on the directory headings for more detailed information about the individual attractions or businesses listed in each catagory.

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Indian Rocks Beach is a designated Bird Sanctuary City and our town takes this designation to heart. Many locals volunteer regularly to protect our local birds and provide them with the sanctuary they need to populate and thrive. As you head west over the Walsingham Bridge and into IRB, this will become apparent by the tall pole that you'll see on your right-hand side. This is a roosting area for our local Ospry couple that call IRB their home. You will also see this designation inscribed on the "Welcome to IRB Sign" at the entrance of the City. If you enjoy interaction with birds or would like to learn more about our local feathered friends, a visit to the suncoast bird sanctuary is a must! If you're looking to interact and connect with other types of wildlife or animals, you'll want to peruse our Animal & Zoo directory for details about nearby attractions and experiences. Take some time to disconnect from the grid and reconnect with nature... you'll be glad you did!

Are you feeling a little landlocked? Maybe you need to get out on the open water and enjoy the sun and salt air. Our vacation rental homes offer you the perfect opportunity to do just that! Take one of our kayaks for a paddle on the intracoastal waterway, or paddle-out past the bouys and throw a fishing line into the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe your looking for something new to try... then you'll want to head to our local surf shops and rent a standup paddle board. Don't want to paddle? Then you can rent a power boat and spend the day exploring the local waterways and dock-hopping at local eateries. Whatever your pleasure, it's all available right here in Indian Rocks Beach! And if you're not a "water person", you can stay on land and explore the City by bicycle. All of our rental homes provide bicycles for guest use during their stay at the home, but if the bicycles provided do not meet your needs you can visit one of our local bicycle rental businesses and choose from a large offering of beach cruisers, fat-tire bikes, tandems, child carriers & pull behind trailers. And if you bring your own bicycles and are in need of repairs, our local bicycle shops can fix-it-right-up for ya! Pay a visit to our Bicycle-Board & Boat Rental Directory to gather all of the details about the services they offer.

Whether you're feeling a need for speed, or you're looking to catch a calming, peaceful sunset on a dinner cruise; you don't have to look too far. Indian Rocks Beach is within easy access to all of the nearby marinas that offer "on-the-water" attractions. Both Clearwater Beach Marina and Hubbard's Marina in Madeira Beach are just a short drive or trolley ride from our IRB vacation rental homes. Both marinas are home to commercial vessels that include small cruise charters, parasailing, personal watercraft rentals (jet skiis & waverunners), sunset dinner cruises, and more. It's easy to enjoy a romantic evening on the water with your honey or an adventure packed afternoon flying above the water enjoying beautiful views with a parasail overhead. While these two popular beach towns offer lots of touristy things to do... it's always nice to retreat to the calm, quiet, vibe that Indian Rocks Beach is know for. Be sure to take a peek at our water activities directory to discover all the exciting activities that are available nearby.

For many locals in IRB, fishing is a way of life! Not because they are dependent on it to feed their families, or to make a living - but because it provides them with a way to connect with nature and bring down their stress-levels. If you love to fish, you will find no shortage of like-minded folks in IRB! A great place to start is at the local IRB Bait & Tackle shop which is located right down the street from our vacation rental homes. There you will find helpful staff that will happily share their knowledge of the local fish, types of bait to use, etc. And if you need a new rod or reel, they can guide you in your purchase. If charter fishing is more of what you have in mind, there's no shortage of knowledgable Captians that will be more than happy to take you out for a half/full day deep water charter experience. Many of our guests have enjoyed the experience of catching their own fish and bringing them home to cook-up on the BBQ. Others prefer to take their fresh catch to one of our local restaurants and have the chef prepare and cook it for them while they mingle, share their fish stories, and enjoy a cocktail or appetizer on the outdoor patio. If you enjoy fishing or want to explore it for the first time, IRB certainly will not disappoint! Take a look at our fishing directory to find details about our local bait shops, tackle, charters and more.

Do you appreciate live music; looking to enjoy some local entertainment during your visit to IRB? Then you'll want to check out our local Artists and Entertainers directory which features bio's for local bands and performers, as well as all of the venues where they frequently perform.  

When you visit IRB you'll want to take an hour out of your day and pay a visit to the Indian Rocks Beach History Museum. The museum houses artifacts, photos and more from the early settlement days of the town, through the boom of the 50's, and into current times. An example of the museums important work of documenting the history of IRB can be found in many of our vacation rental homes in the form of a book called, "Indian Rocks As It Was" - A Pictorial History. Take some time to browse through it - it's truly amazing to see how much the City has grown & changed over the years.

If art is more your thing... then you'll want to checkout the IRB Beach Art Center & Gallery. There you'll find many local artists and a gallery of some of their works. The Beach Art Center also offers classes to the public (children & adults). The gift shop has some fun items available for purchase so keep them in mind when you're shopping for souvieniers to take home.  There are several other museums and galleries that you may want to explore during your visit. More information on all the local galleries and museums can be found in our directory. Happy browsing!

TIRRLLC_Petfriendlysunglasses.jpgraveling with you furry friends? Then you've come to the right place! Indian Rocks Beach is a very pet-friendly town. This is evidenced by the fact that the City constructed a park dedicated soley to dogs and their human companions; referred to by locals as the IRB Dog Park. While the City paid to construct the park, an amazing group of community members stepped-up to voluntarily promote and support the dog park through a voluntary membership program, local business sponsorships & personal donations. This organization is appropriately named, Friends of IRB Dog Park. In addition to the dog park, many of our local restaurants/pubs offer outdoor doggie dining on their patios - so you can take your best friend out with you for a night on the town. And if your furry friend comes down with a case of heartburn from overindulging, you can visit one of our local vets for a prescribed remedy! Take some time to checkout our pet-friendly activities and services directory to learn more about the pet-friendly activities and businesses located in IRB.

 

In an effort to deflect from the fact that the weather is not always perfect in Indian Rocks Beach, let's forego the "Rainy Day" catagory and call this the "things to do when you have a sunburn" category. Whether you spent too much time in the sun and you need a break, or the weather is not condusive to outdoor activities - there's still plenty to keep you busy! All of our vacation homes have books available for those that like to read. If reading is not your thing then you may want to break out a puzzle, board game or deck of cards to pass the time. If you're feeling cooped-up, you may want to venture out and spend the day exploring a good museum or art gallery. Or maybe you're looking for something more adventurous to do with the kids? Whatever your looking for, you're sure to find it in our Indian Rocks Rentals rainy day activities directory.  Take a gander...

Indian Rocks Beach is home to a total of 22 eateries which include: casual restaurants, fine dining, cafes, pubs, bakeries, ice cream, candy and smoothie options. Live music & entertainment options are plentiful, as well. All of our vacation rental homes are within walking or biking distance of most of these eateries. Many of these businesses also offer souveniers such as: T-Shirts, post cards, hats, etc. View our complete directory which includes photos, contact and address information for each location. 

SalonCatagoryIRB.JPGTake a break and pamper yourself! Visit one of our local massage therapists to destress and revitalize. Get your fingers and toes in tip-top shape, or unwind at a Yoga class on the beach! Or maybe you're ready for a whole new look? Indulge in a spa day, get a facial, a new hairstyle and the perfect haircare, skincare & cosmetic products to take home with you. As you can see below, the options are many within IRB, all you have to do is peruse our directory, make the appointment, kick-back, relax and Enjoy!

Do you love to shop; looking for that perfect beach-themed artwork to take home with you? Or maybe your looking for that one-of-a-kind antique item... in either case, you won't have any shortage of places to explore during your treasure hunt. Indian Rocks Beach has some great little shops within walking distance of our vacation homes that offer beach and surf related items, souveniers, and more. If your looking for large retail outlets or malls, they are just a short drive over the bridge. Thrift and antique shops are abundent in the area and their offerings are plentiful. If boutiques are what you're interested in, there's a large plethora of specialty shops scattered up and down the barrier islands and just over the bridge in Belleair Bluffs. And if you don't have room to pack your finds in your suitcase, you can head to the IRB post office or local pack & ship locations to ship your treasures home. Ready to plan your shopping mission? Be sure to viisit our shopping directory for more details!

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