# Local beaches
Uncrowded yet gorgeous Indian River County beaches – where locals go to get away from it all
Ocean at Archie Carr Wildlife RefugeEllen Contreras. Going to the beach in Florida is a year-round privilege. However, year-rounders don’t always go swimming in the winter. They’re more likely to stick their toes in the sand, soak up the sun, read a great book, stroll the boardwalk, have lunch, or grab some ice cream. It’s still a perfect way to enjoy the day.