Discover Brevard County Beaches

The beach's best offerings from Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet

From the north to the southern ends of the Space Coast along the Atlantic Ocean, there are many quaint and charming communities which make a beach getaway to the area full of exciting choices—from small hotels and rental properties to Bed & Breakfast Inns.

Some of the hottest surfing and beach spots are located at Patrick Air Force Base just south of Cocoa Beach and a short 35-mile drive from the faster pace of Orlando. Further south, just a few more miles along State Road A1A, are the beachside towns of Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach and Melbourne Beach, offering even greater evidence of the naturally appealing laid-back coastal lifestyle.

In this tranquil environment, families and surfers mix easily with sunrise beach yoga, aerobic walkers, fishermen and treasure-hunters searching for seashells. Sun-kissed residents enjoy the perfect weather by exercising their dogs at Satellite Beach Dog Park.

Cape Canaveral

Although best known for launching rockets and massive cruise ships, Cape Canaveral boasts some of the best beaches in America for outdoor recreation. Just a short drive from Kennedy Space Center, the thriving and vibrant beachside community is located on Florida’s mid-Atlantic coast and is close to three major universities, and Orlando area »

Cocoa Beach

Widely known as the surfing capital of the East Coast, the primary attraction to Cocoa Beach is the weather. With its prime positioning where two climatic zones (sub-tropic and temperate) meet, our weather usually avoids extremes. This unique coastal location attracts wildlife indigenous to both climatic zones, as well as migratory species and it »

Historic City of Cocoa

Just across the bridge and nestled up to the Indian River is the historic village of Cocoa, a small establishment of almost 17,000 people founded by fishermen in 1860. Bordered by the river, State Road 520 and Brevard Avenue, Cocoa’s restored downtown offers a wide variety of businesses, an historic theater—now known as the Cocoa Beach »

Indialantic & Indian Harbour Beach

Indialantic stores and businesses cater to all the basic needs plus more exotic demands of its residents and visitors. Restaurants vary from fast food and family establishments to ethnic and gourmet dining. Swimming, fishing, boating and surfing are favorite pastimes. Threatened and endangered sea turtles nest along the shore from May through »


After a morning of sun, sea, and fun, visitors may choose to cross the river into historic downtown Melbourne, strolling through the exclusive, one-of-a-kind shops or lunching out at one of the many restaurants and pubs along New Haven Avenue. For phenomenal Mexican food, take a detour to hotspot Da Kine Diego’s on US 1, an outdoor place to hang »

Melbourne Beach and the South Beaches

At the western end of Ocean Avenue on the Indian River is historic Ryckman Park which has gazebos and many sports activities besides a 430-foot pier. Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge along A1A is known as a haven for sea turtles and, in fact, about one-fourth of the turtles that nest in the United States do so at this refuge each »

Merritt Island

A barrier island surrounded by the Indian and Banana Rivers, Merritt Island separates our central and north beaches from the mainland. Definitely worth a quick side trip when visiting Brevard County, most travelers to the Space Coast make a point to visit the renowned area. The John F. Kennedy Space Center is actually located in the middle of a »

Port Canaveral

Scenic state beaches like Jetty Park in Port Canaveral offer a quiet setting for the avid fisherman or a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Home to one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Canaveral is also a bustling area of top-notch restaurants, a casino and charter fishing boats. After a lazy day exploring the waves, the »

Sebastian Inlet

At the southernmost point of the Space Coast is Sebastian Inlet, which attracts surfers by the thousands. The park is also known for its swimming areas, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. Sebastian Inlet State Park is just 12 miles south of Melbourne Beach and features ocean to River Park access encompassing the inlet and the Sebastian Inlet »


At the northern end of the Space Coast is the Brevard county seat of Titusville. Showcasing one of the most pristine beaches in the nation at Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville is situated close to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Kennedy Space Center. For those seeking an old-fashioned beach getaway with »

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