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A distinctive getaway, Florida's beautiful Space Coast offers miles of natural adventure, across coastal scrub and pine flatwoods to mangrove forests and salt marshes to casual walkable beaches where turtles nest in season.

When you think of the coast you naturally think of our beaches, but what's amazing about this area is that the natural wonders only start on the beach. The Space Coast has 20,000 acres of freshwater rivers and lakes bordered by approximately 170,000 acres of wetlands. We are located where temperate and sub-tropical climate zones meet, which means that you can find animals and plants here that are so rare they are found nowhere else on earth.

Grab a kayak and paddle alongside manatees or dolphins. Look in the air and you may see Bald Eagles on the wing or a flock of Roseate Spoonbills resting in a lagoon-two of more than 300 species of birds here along 40 stops on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. Ride on horseback, on a bike, try standup paddle boarding or just take a walk. It's only natural that you'll love the outdoors on the Space Coast.

The Space Coast is rich in tours and expert tour guides, for land and water excursions, amazing wildlife observation treks and Hidden Gems, our curated self-guided adventures reveal secrets only the natives know.  For those looking for something unusual, adventurers can look no further than nighttime bioluminescent kayaking, which takes place from late June to September. This phenomenon is unique to the area in that tiny luminous organisms that are scattered underwater like sparkling stars amongst shimmering sea grass. Think darting colorful fish to pods of dolphins and manatees and bioluminescence gives light to all the busy nighttime underwater activity.

 

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Brevard Zoo — Attractions

Never before has a Zoo brought you so close to the wild! Only at Brevard Zoo can you kayak through Africa or zipline through South America, over gaters and crocs.  Adventure around animal exhibits, see the animal residents up-close and personal. Let a giraffe eat right …Learn More

  • 321-254-9453
  • 8225 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge — Attractions

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is an important U.S. National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is also a 'gateway site' for the Great Florida Birding Trail. Established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, the Refuge …Learn More

  • 321-861-2384
  • 3-5 miles east of State Road 402 Titusville, FL 32796

Sea Turtle Nesting — Turtle/Manatee Viewing

Yet another unique aspect of Florida's Space Coast is our beaches attract the second largest population of nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles in the world. Green and Leatherback Sea Turtles also nest here, and occasionally we see a Hawksbill or a Kemp's Ridley.  When it's …Learn More

  • Cocoa Cocoa, FL 32922

A Day Away Kayak Tours — Windsurfing & Kayaking

Our base of operation is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in East Central Florida, one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. Here we frequently encounter manatee, dolphin, alligator and a large variety of birds. We may also run into wild pigs and …Learn More

  • 321-268-2655
  • St Highway 402 Titusville, FL 32796

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach — Windsurfing & Kayaking

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach invites you to slip away on an unforgettable kayaking adventure. Come experience the natural beauty and diverse eco-system of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands area are up close on one of their exciting, guided kayak eco-tours- Fun for all …Learn More

  • 321-480-8632
  • Multiple Locations Cocoa Beach, FL 32932

Airboat Rides At Midway — Boating

A Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig named Pork Chop may greet you at the door, but Airboat Rides At Midway offers the BEST ride in the Orlando and Space Coast area, not on a lake, but a real swamp - Central Florida's Everglades! Come see the Florida "outback" along the meandering …Learn More

  • 407-568-6790
  • 28501 East Colonial Drive Christmas, FL 32709

Airboat Rides of Melbourne — Airboat Rides/Boat Tours

Airboat Rides Melbourne is located in Melbourne, FL, just a short drive from Orlando, and the Space Center. It isn't just the theme parks that are amazing in Central Florida! Let them show you Florida's stunning wetlands and the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Pick-up …Learn More

  • 321-288-3997
  • 6000 Lake Washington Rd6301 Sweetwater Dr. Melbourne, FL 32934

All Water Adventures — Boating

Get outdoors with All Water Adventures! From offshore fishing to sightseeing for manatees or learning how to paddleboard, they have plenty of options to suit every taste and budget. Step aboard their 30′ foot pontoon boat and you will notice almost limitless possibilities …Learn More

  • 321-222-7511
  • 2700 Harbortown Drive Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge — Parks

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach is considered by biologist to be the most important nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere and the second most important nesting beach in the world. Maintained by federal funds, the …Learn More

  • 772-562-3909
  • Highway A1A Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Barrier Island Sanctuary — Parks

Located inside the Archie Carr National Refuge, Barrier Island Sanctuary is a 34-acre sanctuary that offers nature enthusiasts and visitors a place to explore the barrier island's diverse habitats through interactive exhibits at the Management and Education Center and …Learn More

  • 321-723-3556
  • 8385 South Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
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Never before has a Zoo brought you so close to the wild! Only at Brevard Zoo can you kayak through Africa or zipline through South America, over gaters and crocs.

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The Cocoa Beach Pier is a must see when on Florida's Space Coast. The Cocoa Beach Pier offers a wonderful beach with lifeguards, beach rentals, free fresh water showers ...

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The Space Coast boasts several historic downtown areas located in Titusville, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie and Melbourne. All of these districts are great destinations ...

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This beautiful National Park located on Florida's Space Coast is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other refuge in the continental U.S.

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With over 52,000 square feet under its roof, Ron Jon Surf Shop is a multi-level store which features a huge selection of boards, bikinis and surf-brand clothing...

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April in Paris comes to the Eau Gallie Arts District again with the Foosaner Art Museum''s 2nd ...

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This is where it all began. The Space Coast of Florida is where astronauts sat atop a fiery explosion that hurled them 238,000 miles to the moon and then back. Here is the home of the men and women who dared to attempt the impossible and the geniuses who made it real. …More

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Brevard County

Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism

430 Brevard Avenue, Suite 150

Cocoa, FL 32922

Phone: (877) 57-BEACH (2-3224)

or (321) 433-4470

Fax: (321) 433-4476