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.
Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary - Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Acquired in partnership with the State of Florida, the Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary is part of the sanctuary network established by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program.
Formerly a turpentine mine and farm, the 140-acre sanctuary is... 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
Jungle Adventures - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
Jungle Adventures is family fun while getting back to nature! Hop aboard a Jungle Swamp Cruise Experience and view rare Florida panthers, black bears, gray wolves, white-tailed deer, tropical birds, reptiles and mammals so close you can touch them- And don't forget the... Learn More
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
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - Family Activities, Fishing/Boat Rentals, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge one of two National Parks located on Florida's Space Coast- It's home to more threatened and endangered species than any other refuge in the continental U.S., such as the Florida Manatee, Bald Eagle, Wood Stork, Gopher Tortoise... Learn More
Join Captain Rick and Grasshopper Airboat Eco-Tours on a personalized, interpretive eco-tour through Florida's Outback- Look for alligators, native and migratory birds, and other Florida wild life on the St- Johns River- Boat rides are conduction by reservation only!... Learn More
Big Toho Airboat Rides - Airboat Rides/Boat Tours, Attractions, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators, Tours
Looking for excitement the next time you come to Central Florida? Or just want to explore Florida's wet outback? Then plan to hop aboard Big Toho Airboat Rides. Gator sightings are guaranteed! For reservations or directions call 321-624-2398- Big Toho Airboat Rides parent... Learn More
Forever Florida Eco Safari - Attractions, Family Activities, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Tour Operators
Get ready for a Florida adventure you won't soon forget by taking a day trip to Forever Florida EcoSafaris. Journey deep into Florida's outback on Forever Florida's 4700 acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area in Central Florida. Just a short drive from Florida's... Learn More
Samsons Island - Family Activities, Fishing/Boat Rentals, Nature & Wildlife (Nature-Tour Providers), Parks
Samsons Island is a 52-acre island situated in the Banana River lagoon-
Operated and maintained by the City of Satellite Beach, Samsons Island is a passive recreation park and nature preserve popular for its fishing, nature trails, bird watching, and camping- Educational... 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