The boathouse was built in 1911 for Horace Hamlin, an original pioneer of the beach. In 1933 during the Great Depression, Noman Bie, a Tampa realtor, moved his family to the boathouse to live and ride out the depression. They stayed and flourished. Please respect private property and stay to the public access way.
A three minute walk further south along Gulf Boulevard will bring you to an historical marker for the Old Indian Rocks Beach Swing Bridge. It is a picturesque scene with a lovely wooden swing to enjoy the view. This is not an official part of this tour but something more to see if you wish.