Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

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Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
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Jacob A
Seminole, FL1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Friends
Went fishing there right before sunset. Beach was extremely crowded but as soon as it set, they dispersed.Parking is extremely limited but the beach is absolutely gorgeous.Its super Clean and has an older crowd as opposed to somewhere like Clearwater Beach, there's nothing with the latter, just alot more of a party vibe instead of mellow family beachgoers.A restaurant nearby called Aqua Prime is a hidden gem, literally Ruth Chris steakhouse quality but alot less. They also serve prime meat, not like Outback or Longhorn.You cant really fish the beach area during the day with it being so crowded. I did catch a sting ray and sail catfish and plenty of bites. It's like once it got dark, the bite turned on. Used cut bait like squid and sardines, 30lb test with a steel leader and circle hooks. We walked about up to our waist in the water and whipped it out as far as we could, then retreat to more shallow water. Definitely could catch some fish here with the right conditions. Bring lightweight water shoes or sandals, bug spray, and a headlight. You'll thank me later..The only way to catch fish is to wet the line brother. Happy Fishing and be courteous of fishing trash..used line,hooks, bait containers.
Written March 6, 2020
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MelissaLasVegas
Las Vegas, NV579 contributions
Jun 2021
Since we were staying pretty much across the street from here we decided one morning to check it out and it's Free to do so! It's not a strenuous walk so would be great for all ages and abilities, a flat boardwalk thru the mangroves to the intra-coastal waterway. We did see some wildlife, birds, fish, crabs, lizards....glad no snakes as others mentioned seeing some.....doesn't take alot of time so it's worth it to check out if in the area......
Written September 19, 2021
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JenniferG
46 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
This nature preserve was located right behind a house we rented for vacation. It was a beautiful walk through the preserve on the deck. We sat and watched the fish jumping up out of the water. It was a great relaxing experience.
Written October 4, 2020
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JamieNYC
Clearwater, FL2,047 contributions
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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Melissa PF
14 contributions
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
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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Curtis W
Nova Scotia, Canada214 contributions
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
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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Amanda J
13 contributions
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
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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