Brevard County’s oldest beach community, Melbourne Beach was established in 1883. Once home to pineapple growers, the area is now known as an affordable haven for those seeking top-notch real estate close to the beach or the Indian River.
Located south of Indialantic, Melbourne Beach is close Patrick Air Force Base, Melbourne, and Palm Bay. It is flanked on the west by the Indian River and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Melbourne Beach is one of many towns located on a barrier island that is also home to Cape Canaveral. Colloquially known as the Space Coast, residents have an affinity for NASA as well as the ocean.
Families considering Melbourne Beach will be happy to learn the area is part of the Brevard Public School System, one of Florida’s finest. In addition, the area is home to many family-friendly parks and playgrounds.
Those who work on the mainland or who enjoy heading into Orlando can take the Melbourne Causeway (US-192) over the Indian River and directly into Melbourne. US-192 connects with both US-1 and I-95. While your Melbourne Beach home will feel like a retreat, it remains close to all the action.
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Home to historic Melbourne Beach Pier and the Town Hall complex, Ryckman Park is a popular gathering point for residents. With a large playground, and courts for tennis, bocce, and basketball, there’s always fun to be had.
5th Avenue River Access
Enjoy a riverside barbecue as you watch the river birds from the picnic tables and benches lining this small park.
6th Avenue Boat Ramp and River Access
Take to the water at the 6th Avenue Boat Ramp and start an adventure in the Indian River. Limited parking is available for boat trailers. Make sure to learn about the different plants and wildlife that are local to the Indian River via the informational kiosk before putting your kayak or vehicle in the water.
Flutie Athletic Complex
Hey, batter batter, Flutie Athletic Complex houses the South Beaches Little League and the Melbourne Beach Soccer Club. The 29-acre park is also home to a playground and tennis courts.
Patrick Air Force Base
Melbourne Beach is a short drive from Patrick Air Force Base, making it a commuter’s dream. Airmen, airwomen, and civilians employed by the base can simply hop on A1A or South Patrick Drive to reach the base.
Spessard Holland Golf Course
Spessard Holland Golf Course is situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, providing golfers with an executive 18-hole course that will challenge them as they enjoy the beauty of the area.
Kennedy Space Center
Explore the magic of NASA and the U.S. space program with interactive exhibits and IMAX presentations. Learn about the amazing astronauts that have ventured further than any other humans and the ingenious men and women who made their voyages possible. Kennedy Space Center brings space travel to life for its visitors.
Coconut Point Park
This wheelchair accessible beach park is popular with surfers, beachcombers, and fishermen. It’s also proven quite popular with sea turtles. To help ensure the hatchlings safely reach the water, the site is monitored and all attempts are made to keep it as natural as possible for the wildlife.
Juan Ponce de Leon Landing
Believed to be the landing point of the famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, Juan Ponce de Leon Landing is a 25-acre beach park that offers residents and visitors restrooms, parking, and small pavilion for their picnics or other events.
As the name implies, the Atlantic Ocean is on full display at Ocean Park, where volleyball courts, showers, and free parking help make a few hours at the beach feel like a small vacation.
Spessard Holland North Beach Park
During the swimming season, lifeguards can be found at Spessard Holland North Beach Park in Melbourne Beach. The popular 4.5-acre beach park offers residents and visitors grills, restrooms, and outdoor showers, as well as easy access to the beach for fishing, swimming, and picnics.
Spessard Holland South Beach Park
Slightly larger than its northern neighbor, Spessard Holland South Beach Park offers residents 6.5-acres of beach front park with seasonal lifeguards. Small pavilions are available for renting. Outdoor showers and restrooms make visiting the beach easy.