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 fresh water 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 and unique, adventurers can look no further than nighttime bioluminescent kayaking. 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.
Hatbill Park - Boat Ramps, Family Activities, Fishing/Boat Rentals, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Hatbill Park is an outdoors persons dream!
This public 15-acre park offers sport fishing from shoreline or boat and primitive camping-Wildlife also abound with a variety of wildlife listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail—Migratory Songbirds, Turkey; sunset... Learn More
Eco Treks by Rod - Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
What is EcoTreks by Rod?
It’s an adventure into the Florida wilderness! Either by foot, mountain bike, canoe, airboat or kayak, Rod has your adventure of choice! Discover a whole other side of Florida's outback you won't see any where else as Rod takes you into the St-... Learn More
Coconut Point Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Coconut Point Sanctuary is a 62-acre habitat of coastal strand, oak scrub, coastal oak forest, and mangrove forest located in Melbourne Beach, FL-
Encompassing, ancient sand dunes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon, Coconut Point Sanctuary was once... Learn More
Space Coast Kayaking - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
Head out on an adventure like none other with Space Coast Kayaking as your guide- Tour the Thousand Islands in the beautiful Indian River Lagoon in Cocoa Beach, the most diverse estuary in North America! Of all the precious places on Earth, only coral reefs and the... Learn More
Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science - Arts & Culture, Attractions, Cultural, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Souvenirs
The Brevard Museum, Inc., also known as the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, is conveniently located in Cocoa, Florida bordering the Brevard Community College Cocoa campus. The museum traces Brevard County's natural history from the days of the woolly mammoths... Learn More
Sticks and Stones Sport fishing Charters - Fishing/Boat Rentals, Fishing Charter, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers)
Located in Port Canaveral, Florida, Sticks and Stones Fishing is your ultimate offshore fishing experience with four charter trips to choose from including multi-day trips to the Bahamas! Whether you are looking for a full day of exciting deep sea fishing or just a half... Learn More
Maritime Hammock Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
The Maritime Hammock Sanctuary is a 150-acre sanctuary located inside the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge west of A1A on Melbourne's barrier island-
The sanctuary features a hiking trail with 2 bridges, boardwalk over wetland areas, and an observation deck over a... Learn More
Airboat Rides At Midway - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
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 St... Learn More
Erna Nixon Park - Beaches, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks, Tours
Over 54 acres, Erna Nixon Park & Nature Center is a large public park which is popular for nature walks and outdoor festivals, including the annual Crackerfest. Featuring a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve, the park boasts a 2,345 ft- long elevated boardwalk... Learn More
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge - Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), 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