Public Beach Access
The Town of Indian River Shores has approximately 6 miles of Atlantic Ocean frontage. There are three public beaches listed below that are maintained by Indian River County within the Town limits of Indian River Shores with parking areas that provide access for everyone. There is a pedestrian entrance at the end of Beachcomber Lane, which has no parking area. Free parking for this access is at Town Hall, a block away on A1A and Fred Tuerk Drive. Private accesses through many communities are for their residents only. Another pedestrian walkway is between Pebble Beach Villas and the SurfsEdge development near the southern border.
Dogs on the Beach. The Town allows dogs to be on the beaches on a leash during daylight hours within Town limits (north of Tracking Station through the Baytree development 6 miles north). Dogs are also allowed off-leash by permit only between sunrise and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until sunset. Contact the Public Safety Department during normal business hours, 772-231-2451 or refer to this brochure for more details or to get your annual off-leash permit. You must bring your dog with you.
Dune Protection. Indian River County Ordinance 932.06 and State Statute 161 prohibit damage to the dunes, including foot traffic (932.06, subparagraph 2). Sea oats in particular are valuable for dune stabilization, as are the sea grape trees. Please avoid going near the sea oats. Harvesting them is illegal in Florida (FS 161.242).
In order to protect, preserve and manage Florida’s valuable sandy beaches and adjacent coastal systems, the Legislature adopted the Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Act, contained in Parts I and II of Chapter 161, Florida Statutes. The Act provides three interrelated programs administered by the Department of Environmental Protection that work in concert to accomplish the task. Those programs are the Coastal Construction Control Line Program, the Beach Management Funding Assistance Program, and the Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program.
The County parks are open from 7 a.m. to sunset (approximately).
Tracking Station Park - South end of Town. Access by turning on 46th Place between the 7-11 Store and CVS Drugstore, turn left into the park. Features paved parking, picnic, restroom facilities with a shower, boardwalk dune crossover and lifeguard.
Turtle Trail Beach Access - Just north of Old Winter Beach Road, 1.25 miles south of CR 510. Features paved parking and sandy dune crossover.
Seagrape Trail Beach Access - North end of Town adjacent to Marbrisa Subdivision. Features paved parking and a boardwalk dune crossover.
For more information on these parks, please contact the Indian River County Recreation Department at (772) 567-8000.