Apr 23

Beachland Casino Vero Beach FL

This is a photo of the  Beachland Casino Tides Cabana/Windswept Hotel in the 1930’s (subsequently the Holiday Inn) on the northeast corner of Sexton Plaza and Ocean Drive.  It is very interesting that the swimming pool on the north side of the building had ocean water pumped in to what was an Olympic size pool.   B.T. Cooksey, in his youth, would enter on the south side of the casino, paying twenty-five cents to swim in that pool.  The building existed well before the Ocean Grill, which was subsequently located across the Sexton Plaza adjacent to the casino.