About Indian Harbour Beach Real Estate
Indian Harbour Beach is located in the region where tropical and temperate climatic zones interface. Daytime temperatures average 90 °F (32 °C) in the summer months and 72 °F (22 °C) in the winter months. A study commissioned by NASA lends credence to the notion that Indian Harbour Beach is located in a portion of the North American Atlantic shoreline with a uniquely reduced incidence of catastrophic hurricanes. I am the local expert when it comes to buying Indian Harbour Beach Real Estate.
Threatened Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles nest on the city’s ocean beaches at densities of approximately one nest per 10 feet (3.0 m) of shoreline per year. Endangered green sea turtles deposit an average of tens of thousands of nests along the city’s ocean beach each year.
Endangered right whales calve off the city’s shoreline. Endangered West Indian manatees frequent the city’s canals and the Banana River. Bald eagles forage over Samsons Island.
The 12 acres (4.9 ha) of wetland created as mitigation by a local developer on Samsons Island provide nutrient-rich, sheltered aquatic habitat serving as finfish nursery and feeding ground for a diverse assemblage of birds and mammals. The city established Samsons Island Nature Park, the only gopher tortoise relocation recipient site on the barrier island. It is occupied by 42 relocated tortoises and three which had been living on the island when development began. The city has erected five osprey nesting platforms on Samsons Island Nature Park, from which young have been fledged. Efforts are now under way to create habitat for use by gopher tortoises and scrub jays. The city is working with faculty of the Florida Institute of Technology to promote graduate student research and class projects on Samsons Island Nature Park and to assist in devising and implementing maintenance programs to preserve and enhance desirable wildlife habitats.
There are approximately 10 acres (4.0 ha) of coquina rock outcrops frequently exposed along the low-tide line of Indian Harbour’s ocean beach. The National Marine Fisheries Service has classified the rock as an Essential Fish Habitat-Habitat Area of Particular Concern. It is important to aquatic life and found only in a few locations along the Eastern seaboard.
On the Indian Harbour’s ocean beach can be found fossil Atlantic ghost crabs, the remnants of a unique set of geological circumstances which preserved these creatures when they died in their burrows perhaps about 110,000 years ago.
There are significant deposits of sand, marl, coquina and possibly phosphate within the limits of Indian Harbour Beach.
Dining and Shopping
My favorite place to eat in Indian Harbor Beach are Coasters Pub http://coastersbrewpub.com/ , Corey’s Bagels , Charlie and Jakes BBQ http://charlieandjakes.com/ , and there are numerous retail chain giants that service the communities from Melbourne Beach thru Satellite Beach.
For the younger generation the Monkey Bar http://monkeybar.pub/ and Bunky’s is popular for steaks and seafood.
Parks and Recreation
The Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center is located in beautiful 27-acre Gleason Park on the corner of South Patrick Drive and Yacht Club Boulevard. The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of classes, services and activities, ranging from those for toddlers and preschoolers, to a Senior Leisure-time Club, and something for everyone in between. Also located in the park is the City’s heated competition-size swimming pool – open seven days a week year-round, shuffleboard courts, two playgrounds, a walking/exercise trail and picnic facilities.
The million-dollar Algonquin Sports Complex located off Wimico Drive is home to senior baseball, major Little League, softball and soccer fields serving multiple age groups. Other city ball fields are located next to Ocean Breeze School and serve minor Little League teams as well as T-ball participants.
Some of the special activities offered through our Recreation Department include the annual Art & Crafts Show held the third Saturday in November, the annual Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, and numerous pool activities including American Red Cross instructed summer swim lessons. The City’s premiere event is our annual Christmas In The Park celebration, featuring our beautiful lit tree on the lake, caroling, children’s shows and a visit by Santa who is transported via our 1960 American LaFrance fire truck to meet with all the youngsters or young at heart.
The Recreation Center office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center complex has rooms that can be rented for various functions. The main hall, with a maximum capacity of 250 people, is ideal for wedding receptions and parties; and smaller meeting rooms are also available.
Most of Indian Harbor near Eau Gallie is easily accessible on foot or bike. Purchasing in communities further away require a car and bus service is available.