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4 Action Sports You Must Try on Florida’s Space Coast

Adventure is a major theme when it comes to Florida’s Space Coast. Whatever the weather, your skill level, or your budget, there’s something here to get you in on the action. The Space Coast has plenty of the typical water sport options available to try, but if you’re looking for a little more action, quench your thirst for living on the edge with alternative sports. If you’re up for skimming along the Indian River Lagoon on a kiteboard or reaching new heights with indoor rock climbing, Florida’s Space Coast is where you want to be. Here’s the top four picks when it comes to pushing limits with action sports:

Rock Climbing

Second on our list for alternative sports is rock climbing at Adventure HQ, or On The Edge Rock Climbing- both located in Melbourne, Florida. If you’re looking for a fun way to keep your fitness routine while on vacation, these are the places to visit. You’re going to get a full body workout and have fun while doing it, all in the comfort of an a/c controlled environment.

Adventure HQ is suited for the whole family and have several courses to choose from, including bouldering, a “crazy” training studio, and a ninja course. The kids’ Adventure Zone is decked out with kid-friendly activities like the giant bean stalk, the skyscraper walk and numerous wacky-themed walls that will give them a one-of-a-kind experience. This attraction is complete with an in-house cafe, themed escape rooms and much more.

On The Edge Rock Climbing offers classes for beginners of all ages. Florida is known for being flat, but with these great indoor structures, rock climbing is possible on the Space Coast. Both gyms are the perfect spot to aim for the sky (well...the ceiling).


Our third pick is another watersport; kiteboarding. If you’re new to the sport and need some lessons, or you need to rent gear, 321 Kiteboarding is a top choice. Book lessons and get the rundown on basic kiteboarding navigation and maybe learn a trick or two from your instructor. Classes are based out of several locations throughout the Space Coast including Titusville, Cocoa Beach and Melbourne. You can learn solo, or in a group with friends, all while having a trainer by your side. Whatever your level, training or renting with 321 Kiteboarding will provide you with an awesome day on the water. Are you up for this challenge?



If you need a break from the water, head over to Longboard House. With tons of beach-related gear and merchandise, you’re bound to find something that’s your style. Choose from a large selection of skateboards, or custom build your own from the selections of decks, trucks, wheels, stickers, and more. After you’re done at Longboard House, make sure to take to the streets for a nice cruise along A1A, or head North to Cocoa Beach during sunset hours and fit right into the crowds of Downtown and the Pier. There’s nothing like a smooth cruise while you take in the ocean breeze.

If trying something new is on your vacation bucket list, or action is a must, up your game and head to Florida’s Space Coast for some ultimate surf and turf sports. Adventure is waiting for you. Are you ready? For more information about Florida’s Space Coast and for booking your next awesome adventure, click here.