There’s nothing better than sharing time at the beach, and Florida's Space Coast's coastline goes on for 72 miles showcasing a variety of beach options. Whether you prefer secluded beaches, family friendly options or the best beach to bait a hook, there are plenty of possibilities waiting for you.

Think you know your beach personality? Check out our guide below to discover yours today.

Family Friendly

The perfect beach for a family involves many things on the list including convenient parking and showers. To be truly family friendly though, a beach should have a playground as well.

Lifeguards Keeping Things Safe

It’s nice to go to a beach where a trained professional has your back should fun in the sun go awry.

Dogs Allowed!

Long before any of our beach parks had their names, it’s safe to say dogs roamed the shores. Those days are no more. For now, there is only one place where pups can wet their paws while they play upon the sand.

  • Canova Beach, Indialantic - Brevard’s only true dog friendly beach
  • Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach - Dog park on-site; not allowed on beach
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian - Dogs allowed in day camp areas only
 

Who you calling aggressive?💋💋💋💋

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Beaches to Surf: Beginner

Surfing can be a great way to spend your time at the beach. Remember though, you’ve got to paddle before you shred. Get your feet wet in the small breaks before you drop into something more adventurous.

  • Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach - Plenty of rental options nearby and small waves to get you started.
  • James H. Nance Park, Indialantic - Places to rent gear nearby and relax after riding a few waves.
 

Holding onto summer...

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Beaches to Surf: Advanced

The further south you get on Florida’s Space Coast, you’re going to find bigger waves.

See Sea Turtles

Our beaches are the best places to view sea turtles in North America and one of the most visited spots by nesting turtles in the world. Sea turtle nesting season runs from May through October. Never bother a nesting turtle. Instead, book a guided tour to see the best of these natural wonders.

Quietest Beaches

Some beaches are just far enough away that not too many people take the trek. This can lead to a day at the beach feeling like a trip to an exclusive island beach.

Lots of Parking Available

When the weather is perfect and the ocean comes to calling, there may not be a parking lot in the area that can support the demand for eager beachgoers and their cars. These beaches do their best to provide a place to rest your ride while you cool off on the beach.

  • Howard Futch Memorial Park, Indialantic
  • Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach
  • Ocean Park, Melbourne Beach

Beaches to Bait a Hook

Fish where the fish are. That seems to be the best advice. While the fish stay on the move, these beaches and piers provide the best opportunities to land a keeper.

  • Bonsteel Park, Melbourne Beach
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach
  • Jetty Park, Port Canaveral
  • Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, Cocoa Beach
 

First time ocean fishing.

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Public Showers and Bathrooms

When you got to go, you got to be at a beach that has restrooms. Showers make you a car’s best friend, as well, especially if you have sandy little children or just sandy little toes.

 

Beach life.

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Clothing Optional

Technically, any beach can be a nude beach depending on your risk tolerance, but we don’t necessarily recommend it. That said, rumor has it there is one place to go to dress for a day at the beach just like the day you were born.

  • Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville - This is not officially a nude beach; however, it is private enough at a point that it’s said that after quite a hike, people might have an inkling to revert back to nature.

No matter what your beach personality is, the beaches on Florida’s Space Coast are calling! For more information on visiting the Space Coast beaches, click here.