Intracoastal City (Ville Intercôtière) is an unincorporated community in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is situated on the west bank of the Vermilion River at its junction with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and has various port facilities and some permanent residents.
Intracoastal City is approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Abbeville, the Vermilion Parish seat. It is part of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Acadiana region of Louisiana.
Its attractions include heliports
, a shrimp
docking facility, and dry docks
As it stands on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico
somewhat remote from major settlements, it is often used by the National Hurricane Center
as a breakpoint for tropical cyclone warnings and watches
which affect the bayous
of eastern Louisiana
but not the west of the state. It also plays a major part in Louisiana's oil and gas industry by supporting offshore personnel, platforms and drilling rigs.