September 5, 2023

Press Release-Beach Accesses

Due to Hurricane Idalia the City of Indian Rocks Beach has experienced heavy erosion along the beach and dunes. As a result, many of our beach accesses remain closed.
The City, in conjunction with Pinellas County, is looking into repair and reconstruction options. The City has issued a purchase order to a contractor to repair (7) beach access ramps by adding steps and handrails.The following beach accesses will remain closed, and will require more extensive, lowering and rebuilding: 28th Avenue, 26th Avenue, 25th Avenue, 24th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, 22nd Avenue, 21st Avenue, 20th Avenue, 12th Avenue, 6th Avenue, 5th Avenue, 2nd Avenue, 1st Avenue and Central Avenue.The public is reminded that it is against the law to cause damage to the sand dunes:“In recognition of the storm buffer services of dune plants, Florida law states that no person, firm, corporation, or governmental agency shall damage or cause to be damaged sand dunes or the vegetation growing on them without a permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)(subparagraph 161.053 (2)(a). Florida Statutes).Beach accesses that are currently open to the public are: 27th Ramp, 19th Ramp, 18th Avenue, 17th Avenue, 16th Avenue, 15th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 9th Ramp, 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 4th Avenue, 3rd Avenue, and Whitehurst Ramp.The City of Indian Rocks Beach appreciates your patience as we recover from Hurricane Idalia.CITY OF INDIAN ROCKS BEACH1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach, FL. 33785727/595-2517 City Hall727/595-6889 Public Works“WORKING TOGETHER” View News Attachment