Lay of the Land: A throwback to old Florida, Indian Rocks Beach features beautiful dune-lined expanse dotted with small motels, vacation cottages and rental condos. After a hard day of sunbathing, relax at some of the best local restaurants in the area or browse several small shops in this historic hamlet.
Little Known Facts: Legend has it that Indian Rocks Beach got its name when a native medicine man brought his ailing chief to bathe in and drink the water at a local sulfur spring encircled by rocks. In the early 20th century all the roads on the beaches were composed of shell and sand, and some of them still exist today.
Why You Should Go: Nostalgia. It's the beach that your grandparents took your parents to for vacation.