Ever wish you could soar like an eagle, blast off like a rocket, glide over a river marsh or paddle through mangrove tunnels, be dazzled by biolumescence, dine dockside on fresh seafood, relax on a beach, learn to surf, discover the wonders of sea turtles nesting, see Florida’s most beautiful birds, explore space history, and pick strawberries and blueberries yourself?
There’s a special place in Florida where you can do all of that. It’s the Space Coast, stretching 72 miles along the Atlantic Ocean in Brevard County, anchored by Titusville to the north, Melbourne Beach to the south, with Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach in between.
There is plenty of space history in this area. Think rocket launches, mission to Mars, flights to the moon. But beyond the space program there is much more to discover including plenty of “real”, natural and historic Florida.
Miles of beaches, vast wilderness areas and numerous waterways make the Space Coast a leader in Florida eco-tourism. There’s a major wildlife refuge, sanctuaries, parks, and one of Florida’s primary sea turtle nesting grounds. And the Space Coast is also a surfing mecca with a collection of charming beach towns and wide expanses of sandy beaches.
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