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Indian Rocks Beach

Pinellas County

Year Founded: 1956


Indian Rocks Beach is about three miles long and rather narrow, with the exception of fingers of land that extend into the Intracoastal Waterway. Until it was covered, the Timucua Indians used to come to the area’s “healing spring,” which had the odor of sulfur. To the Indians, this was considered their vacation area as it is today to many tourists. The first homestead was built on the island in 1891.

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