Accessibility on the Space Coast
Everyone should be able to enjoy a day at the beach!
Finding a truly accessible beach destination can be very difficult. Sand and wheelchairs just don’t mix. But here on the Space Coast, local businesses are doing an incredible job of making a beach vacation a possibility for families of all kinds. If you’re looking for a beach wheelchair, indoor and outdoor activities, and places your whole family can access and enjoy check out a few of the services and businesses dedicated to giving everyone the perfect Space Coast Vacation.
Beach Wheelchair Rentals
A1A Beach Rentals - 321-505-7455
6811 N Atlantic Ave. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
City of Cape Canaveral Fire Department | (321) 783-4424
City of Satellite Beach Fire Department | (321) 773-4405
Sand Helper | (321) 392-3129
Sebastian Inlet State Park | (321) 984-4852
9700 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Ramps are located at many of the beach crossovers on the Space Coast. Please see this map to locate the one closest to your hotel or vacation rental. This map also includes the Mobi Mats located in the City of Cape Canaveral.
The Space Coast is full of incredible natural wonders, but that can be a bit difficult for those with physical limitations. Check out these top accessible attractions on the Space Coast to round out your perfect beach vacation.
Brevard Zoo | Melbourne | 321.254.9453
The Brevard Zoo is a great way to spend the day for the whole family. While packed with experiences and things to see, this wheelchair-accessible zoo is equipped with lifts and elevators to allow everyone to experience the zoo's unique features like the treetop walkway in Rain Forest Revealed, and the EZ Launch Accessible Transfer System that makes kayaking in the Wetlands an accessible activity everyone can enjoy. Wheelchair rentals and electric conveyance vehicles are available fore rental at the zoo on a first-come first-serve basis. There are even designated quiet zones and sensory bags available to help all guests enjoy their time at the zoo. Learn more about the Brevard Zoo's commitment to accessiblity here.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex | Titusville | 321.449.4443
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is an accessible attraction that has something for everyone. Check out their website to learn about wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) rental during your visit. Then enjoy wheelchair ramps, large bathrooms, and plenty of space to cool off. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a great option for everyone!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center and has created a detailed Sensory Guide to use as a planning tool with insight on how each attraction may affect each of the five senses. Guests with auditory sensitivity may request noise reduction earphones at the Information center on a first come, first serve basis and must be returned at the end of the visit. Guests with visual disabilities may attend a Day-Of Orientation at the Information center. Closed captioning is available for presentations by request and American Sign Language interpreters are available with two-week advance notice. The KSC SmartGuide is a free app available in multiple languages with audio, facts, photos, and video and is accessible for guests with hearing impairments. For additional accessibility information, visit their website here.
Space Coast Field of Dreams | West Melbourne
The Space Coast Field of Dreams is a one-of-a-kind all access sports park located in West Melbourne. This incredible spot features accessible baseball & soccer fields, basketball court, mini golf course and a playground that ALL children and their parents can enjoy. All are equipped with soft rubber surfaces, water fountains, infinity sidewalks and wide entrances and exits. Athletic areas also feature large dugouts with misters. The anchor of the Space Coast Field of Dreams is a covered multi-purpose area with cushioned flooring, tables and seating, as well as a concession stand. Come play for the afternoon or rent a pavilion for a special gathering!
Chain of Lakes Park | Titusville
With miles and miles of paved paths, a stroll in the park is an incredible Space Coast experience.
Mikey Goodwin Playground at James H. Nance Park | Indialantic
The design of this newly constructed plagrounds meets & exceeds current ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which include technical requirements for play areas. Considerations include accessible routes, groundcover materials, ramps, wheelchair parking areas, handrails, and overhead clearance. The community of Indialantic strove to make this playground accessible to as many as possible. All safety surfacing is wheelchair-accessible and will include ramping so that children can play with elevated components. It is also be built with "parallel play" features which allow kids of differing ages, physical abilities, and cognitive abilities to play along side each other. Additionally, there is a communication board to assist children with limited language skills express themselves.
These vacation rentals and hotels have renovated their spaces to help accommodate visitors of every ability. Call today to book your stay!
Las Olas Beach Club - Satellite Beach
Spanish Main - Cocoa Beach
Ocean Landings - Cocoa Beach
Sandcastles - Cocoa Beach
The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront - Cocoa Beach
A beach vacation should be possible for everyone. Next time you're searching for a vacation that's perfect for everyone in your family, set your sights on Florida's Space Coast.
Local podcast, Vibe & Dine has published a wonderful list of wheelchair-accessible restaurants all along the Space Coast. Check it out here!
Learn more about accessible restaurants on the Space Coast here.