Welcome to Indialantic, Florida
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Indialantic, a portmanteau word combining “Atlantic” and “Indian”, so aptly names this popular beach-side community which lies on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. With a population of nearly 3,000, this 1.3-square-mile town claims one-quarter water within its city limits.
Upscale beach homes, many on the riverside with private docks, and scenic highways paralleling the Atlantic and the Indian River contribute to Indialantic’s beach town persona. Three riverside parks and picturesque views of the Atlantic definitely make this city a sun and sea town.
Indialantic is all about the beach. Indialantic’s dreamy white sands, a mixture of fossilized shell and white quartz, provide a wonderful place to sun and relax. Saltwater fishing, walking, running, boating, fishing, swimming, and surfing are also favorite pastimes of its residents. Nance Park, the former site of a roaring ‘20s casino and the Bahama Beach Club, is a now popular beach park with a boardwalk, pavilion, children’s playground and a volleyball court. Adjacent to Nance Park is a Starbucks, Bizzarro’s Pizza, and Cold Stone Creamery, popular cooling off spots after a day on the beach.
Indialantic is a sea turtle nesting site, and the Sea Turtle Preservation Society makes its home here. Loggerhead, Green, and Leatherback turtles frequently nest and lay their eggs on the dunes and forage in the Indian River Lagoon. From April to October, it’s “lights out” on the beach, but you can go on an official sea turtle walk to look for turtles with volunteers from the society. Just six miles south of Indialantic is the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach—the most significant place for Loggerhead turtles to nest in the entire western hemisphere!
Adjacent to Nance Park is 5th Avenue, Indialantic’s popular shopping and restaurant district. The Longboard House has an extensive collection of surfboards, longboards, and paddle boards for beginners to pro. Bob’s Bicycle shop sells beach cruisers, road bikes, and competition bikes. Gidget’s Beach Shop and Kristy’s Boutique are fun, beach shops to visit. And, don’t forget Indialantic’s first-class restaurants, including Skewers Mediterranean Grill, Islands Fish Grill, Scott’s on Fifth, and City Tropics Bistro. Casual beach dining at Longdoggers or Big Island Burritos line the beachside, along with Petrillo’s, an Italian restaurant with a New York flair.
Heading to the riverside, you’ll pass Riverside Park—with its beautiful landscaping and gorgeous river views—before heading west toward the causeway, a popular running, walking, and cycling spot. Downtown Melbourne—with its quaint storefronts, shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, and pubs—is just minutes away on the mainland. Here, you’ll also find Holmes Regional Medical Center—the state’s only accredited Level II Trauma Center—and the acclaimed Florida Tech.
Within its one-square-mile, Indialantic has a variety of places to worship, two schools, a Police Department, and a fire station with 6 firefighters and 15 volunteers.
Warm ocean breezes, beautiful vistas, upscale homes, and eclectic shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Indialantic: It’s sun and sea, and where you want to be.