Indian Beach - Sapphire Shores
Neighborhood Association



Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores Association (IBSSA) members have worked together for over 50 years to enhance and preserve the Old Florida environment and eclectic character of our historic bayfront neighborhood.


The natural beauty of Florida sunsets over the bay, pods of manatees in bay and bayou waters and beautiful tree canopies combine with cultural and academic offerings to create a unique neighborhood lifestyle. Educational amenities include Bay Haven School, New College, the University of South Florida and the Ringling College of Art and Design.  Cultural amenities include Sarasota’s premiere arts organizations:  the Ringling Museum, Asolo Theater, Sarasota Ballet, the new Museum of Whimsy and, just two minutes south, the Sarasota Orchestra and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Downtown Sarasota is five minutes and the white sand beaches of Lido Key only 10 minutes away.

Residents of all ages, from students to young families to retirees, live in an eclectic mix of homes in architectural styles ranging from 1920s Mediterranean Revival to 1950s ranches and the famous local modern vernacular of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

Annual events: our Neighborhood Picnic, Neighborhood Yard Sale, and other sponsored events.  Our IBSSA newsletter, mailed to all 1,200 residents, an active website, NextDoor and a Facebook page, and two general membership meetings a year build a strong sense of neighborhood. The City’s oldest Neighborhood Watch program enhances neighborhood safety.

We are a community of people who care… about the city, about our neighborhood, about each other.  We welcome you to our neighborhood and its association.

Association dues are $30 a calendar year (January through December) and membership is open to those who reside or own property within IBSSA boundaries.  Supporting Memberships are available for former IBSSA residents.  Join IBSSA