Important Visitor Updates

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(UPDATED 8/12/2020)

As the Space Coast begins to reopen our natural spaces, unique attractions, and local businesses, we want to keep you informed on how to safely plan your stay with us. Please refer to the following information and links to guide your decisions upon returning to the Space Coast.

Florida is currently in Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for  Recovery.  Under this plan, visitors can expect:

  • Hotels, motels, and vacation rentals are available to leisure travelers. 
  • Restaurants are allowed to re-open. Indoor seating will be allowed at 50% of building capacity for with tables 6 feet apart. Outdoor occupancy may resume seating at 100% occupancy. We encourage you to call ahead, as some locations may still be closed to indoor dining with delivery and curbside pickup available. For a list of recently closed restaurants, check here. 
  • On-site sale and retail businesses will be allowed to operate at full occupancy, with social distancing and safety protocols in place. 
  • Museums and libraries may resume operations at full capacity with appropriate sanitation and social distancing procedures.
  • Theaters, playhouses, auditoriums, bowling alleys, and arcades may operate at 50% capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitation procedures in place.
  • Personal services such as massage, tanning, tattoo, body piercing, and acupuncture operations may reopen with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.

Face Coverings 

The CDC encourages the wearing of face masks in areas where social distancing is not possible. While on the Space Coast, it’s a good idea to be prepared to wear a face mask inside essential and non-essential businesses. While face coverings are not mandated on the Space Coast at this time, several cities have adopted guidelines for essential business and some private businesses and attractions require the use of face coverings in their establishments. Private businesses will indicate the necessity of a face mask with clearly marked signage outside of their businesses. 

Check these city guidelines and private business policies to better understand individual face mask requirements. 

City Guidelines:

Private Business Guidelines: 

Public Guidelines:

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Florida's Plan for Recovery

  • Current recommendations include avoiding groups of 10 or more and social distancing at 6 feet.
  • You may call 211 Brevard by simply dialing 2-1-1 on your phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for any COVID-19 questions or assistance you may need.
  • Florida Department of Health has set up a statewide call center for any questions. You can reach them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 866-779-6121 or email at
    [email protected]
  • World Health Organization COVID-19 update
  • CDC Situation Summary

Resident and Essential Visitor Resources 

  • The Visitor Information Center operated by the Space Coast Office of Tourism in Cocoa Village is currently open for walk-in traffic. Additionally, we are available to assist visitors through phone or email. 
  • Brevard County government offices are open with social distancing measures in place. Some offices will operate by appointment only.
  • Check here for information about the Governor's Actions Regarding Travel. 

Information Regarding Beach Access

Information Regarding National and State Park Openings

Canaveral National Seashore, including Playalinda Beach, will begin its Phase 1 of reopening Friday, June 5. During Phase 1:

  • The park will be open from 12:00 pm - 8 pm
  • Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach Districts will be open with restrictions on parking and restroom access.
  • Fishing docks at parking area 7 & 8 will be open
  • Apollo Beach Boat Ramp and Kayak Launch will remain accessible.

For more information please read the official Press Release.

State Parks

  • Sebastian Inlet State Park
    • Sebastian Inlet State Park is now open, including the jetties, restaurant, museums, beaches and campground. Due to limited visitation, the park may be closed early and may remain closed for several hours. Exact change is necessary when paying with cash. Credit cards are accepted. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart and limit group size to ten or fewer people.

Information Regarding Brevard County Parks and Campgrounds 

Brevard County Parks are accepting facility reservations for parties fewer than 50 guests. 

Brevard County Campgrounds: Manatee Hammock, Titusville; Wickham Park, Melbourne; and Long Point, just north of Sebastian; are open at  100% capacity.  Further details can be found here. 

    Special Consideration for Airline Passengers:

    Special Consideration for Cruise Ship Passengers: