IRB Historical Walking or Biking Tour
The IRB Historical Tour includes eight historical markers. We have four more historical markers to be added to this tour by 2020. Come to Indian Rocks Beach with your bike and tour around to our various historical spots. The tour is about two miles from start to finish. Start at the IRB Historical Museum, which is a preserved 1914 cottage, in beautiful Chic-a-Si Park. Head down 1st Street to our "Fish House" historical marker. From there head south to a beautiful waterfront area in the Narrows that shows where the old IRB "Swing Bridge." Head north on Gulf Blvd. to the 5th Avenue beach access and see two original cottages from 1917 and 1919, the historical marker there is called "Haven Beach." The tour continues north a block on Gulf Blvd. to the "Yacht Basin" where the first planned community was established on the beach. Continue north on Gulf Blvd to 12th Avenue to the "Big Indian Rocks Beach Fishing Pier" which had the longest pier that existed in Florida in that location. Continue north along Gulf Blvd to 15th Avenue and learn about the train that used to bring excursionists from Tampa at the "Tampa & Gulf Coast Train" site. Then head east to 15th Avenue and Bay Palm Blvd. to Kolb Park that used to called be "City Park" that residents and tourists have enjoyed for over 100 years.
Restrooms are located at the back of the IRB History Museum and in Kolb Park. Make a day of it and enjoy one of our many restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will love the friendly and quaint atmosphere of Indian Rocks Beach.
The IRB History Museum is open from 10am to 2pm Wednesday to Saturday. It is a treasure of our community!
The IRB Historical Tour is brought to you by IRB Action 2000, Inc. and the Indian Rocks History Museum.