Indian Rocks Beach Florida is a community in southern Clearwater Beach and a fun way to explore it is to walk or bicycle around the neighborhoods. Bicycling around Indian Rocks Beach many times, I loved seeing dozens of clever, creative, and fun Florida mailboxes.
Walking to the beach one morning, I spoke with the local postal worker about the fun mailboxes. I said you must be entertained and love delivering mail to so many fun places. He told me his favorite mailboxes in Indian Rocks Beach and they appear below.
Also read to the end of this article for our recommendations of where to eat in Indian Rocks Beach.
Things to Do in Indian Rocks Beach: Fun Florida Mailboxes
You will see pelicans all over the place on Indian Rocks Beach and a few residents choose to embrace and honor their presence.
Fun fact: pelicans commute up to 93 miles every day (source: wikipedia)
Manatees frequent the warm waters of the intracoastal waterway on the east side of Indian Rocks Beach. You have to love this mailbox featuring a manatee with baby.
Fun fact: manatees can eat over 100 pounds of vegetation a day (source: Smithsonian)
>> Read the McCool Travel article: Road Trip Sights: Manatee Mailboxes
We see dolphins at sunset about 85% of the time and I love seeing dolphin mailboxes. In fact, they are probably the most popular of my fun Florida mailboxes finds.
Fun fact: dolphins can make over 1,000 clicking noises per second. And you thought you talked fast. (source: National Geographic)
This kit mailbox is a clever way to dress up a regular mailbox.
Largemouth Bass Mailbox
Several Indian Rocks Beach mailboxes have a fish theme, but I like this one the most.
Fun fact: the mouth of the largemouth bass acts as a vacuum to capture prey (source: Outdoor Life)
Fish Lure Mailbox
The fish theme continues in this fishing lure mailbox. Careful when you deliver the mail!
I looked during several bike rides, but could not find a gator mailbox. When I asked the mailman if there was one in Indian Rocks Beach, he told me to look on 6th Street. Note, 6th Street is hard to find but I finally found this blue gator.
Fun fact: An alligator can go through over 2,000 teeth in its lifetime. New teeth grow in to replace any that wear out or are lost.
Polar Bear Mailbox
The moment you have been waiting for. The mailman told me his favorite mailbox is this polar bear. I said, the one with the penguin? He looked puzzled. Perhaps 30 minutes earlier I had taken this picture. When I showed it to him, he said Yes and also said he never noticed the penguin before. Bears and penguins together, now you know you are in trouble!
Hope that was fun for you. Do you have a favorite mailbox from this article?
Where to Eat in Indiana Rocks Beach
Some of our favorite Indian Rocks Beach FL restaurants include:
- Salt Public House (daily specials are amazing, Devil Kiss fries are yummy)
- Kooky Coconut (excellent Cuban sandwich)
- Jake’s Cantina (check out their daily 2-for-1 specials)
- Seabreeze Island Grill ($3 margaritas all day and amazing specials until 6pm)
What other fun things to do in Indian Rocks Beach Florida do you recommend?