Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
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JamieNYC
Clearwater, FL2,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This nature preserve has a boardwalk that goes through swampy/marshy brush/forest and eventually leads you to the intra-coastal waterway.

I saw some fish and one snake. It is a nice way to see the swampy/marshy area without getting your shoes dirty.

Not too exiting but I'm giving it four stars because it is free.
Written March 15, 2021
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travelingwithchamp
Morristown, NJ12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We visited the preserve in the morning and had a very pleasant walk - there is a flat boardwalk that runs a loop through the mangroves and has a beautiful view of the intracoastal waterway. The walk ends at the 10th Ave Park and Playground. Perfect for young kids to walk or ride in stroller. Great way to spend an hour!
Written May 2, 2023
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Melissa PF
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Loved it. Had two people in wheelchairs and made it fine. Loved walking through the terrain. Enjoyed seeing the real FL. Lots of plants and beautiful trees. The path was spongy material and easy on your feet. Went out on all the water walk ways. There were several birds of prey in pens there. Very pretty and we saw a stray raccoon. Enjoyed just being in nature and seeing something different than out home state of TN.
Written September 26, 2021
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bluecookies
Davenport, FL2,752 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
If you're looking for a large park with lot of amenities, you'll need to keep looking. Here at the Nature Preserve you'll find elevated walkways through marsh areas. The walkways go back further than you would initially think and eventually lead to the water. You won't find anything like a playground, beach access, concessions, sports courts, etc. But that's not what this is. This is a nature preserve.

You'll also find a community garden which you don't see everyday. It's of average sized with plants in planters (as opposed to be planted right in the ground).

This makes for a good place to take a walk. Children would probably get bored quickly. Free parking.

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Written January 4, 2015
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Amanda J
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
A local told us this beach was where "the locals go". We weren't locals, but figured if a local told us about it we'd better check it out!

Great place to hunt for shells! You have to go out a bit and dig with your feet/hands (bring your goggles!).

Written July 20, 2017
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Melzinha_12
Tampa, FL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
I went with a group of friends and my family. The ocean is speak less! !! No weaves and very clear...you can see your feet...beautiful!!! Easy to park...there is a public park all around e the beach walk is very close to the restaurants, farmacy..if you have a GPS, use this address:Gps... 401 Gulf Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach
Crabby Bill,s.. the parking is on the restaurant street..you need to bring all stuff. ..chairs, umbrella. .... they don't offer to rent...
Written May 30, 2016
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Curtis W
Nova Scotia, Canada214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A short walk, but beautiful! The boardwalk meanders through the mangroves all around you and then at the end it opens up into the intercostal water with great views of the Indian Rocks area. There is opportunity to see some wildlife throughout the walk, which overall is only about 10 minutes in and out. The perfect addition to your morning walk or bike ride while on vacation.
Written April 7, 2019
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Mark S
Corrales, NM3,637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This park is pretty cool. With two entrances, it is bigger than it seems. Nice stroll on boardwalks to view the intercoastal waterway. Signs give more info about wildlife on the way. Dog areas at both entrances, plus picnic areas and exercise equipment, pretty great!!
Written October 10, 2018
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Cheryl Wigley Shaw
Barnsley, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
A beautiful clean beach with a relaxed atmosphere. We got lucky yesterday and had the pleasure of watching the dolphins swim as we did last year. My favourite go to place in Florida
Written April 12, 2019
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Barbara H
State College, PA194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Even though you pay to park here (by the hour), it was one of the most beautiful, quiet beaches I've ever visited. The beach was extremely clean, the pathways from the highway were well maintained, the parking area had benches to sit on after washing off, and it was peaceful and restful. Children, retirees, families, and singletons were all there, in an uncrowded spot of beauty.
Written November 11, 2018
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