Welcome to Florida's Space Coast
Your Space for Fun on Orlando's Closest Beaches!
Centrally located 45-minutes east of Orlando, Florida's Space is a place where sandy beaches meet world-famous surfing and oceanfront happy hours. A place where nature provides a landscape for visitor to enjoy idyllic year-round temperatures, and where the tranquility of the river and the warmth of the sun will enrich the senses. And it's where cruise ships, rocket launches, and natural wonders deliight year-round. Explore our highlighted top ten things to do, top ten attractions and free activities.
Florida's Space Coast is like no other. With over 72 miles of coastline, it's incredibly diverse from north to south and has an adventure for every visitor. As you discouver what makes up Florida's Space Coast, you will learn that it is so much more than the place for space.
So, whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation, or cruise from Port Canaveral, we invite you to find your space, plant your beach chair and breathe in the ocean air. Florida's Space Coast's towns include: Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & The Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, Palm Bay and Viera.
Top 10 Things to Do in Space Coast
We aren’t called the Space Coast for nothing! On Florida’s Space Coast, rockets launch year round from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Visitors planning to view a launch have great viewing options. Either head out to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or there are dozens of public launch viewing venues such as along the shores of the Indian River, U.S. Space Walk of Fame, Playalinda Beach, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, Exploration Tower or any of the beaches south of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral. For more information Click here
The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is a historical landmark on the Space Coast and was established in 1962. Home to five restaurants, four bars, most with spectacular views of the beach, gift shops and live entertainment, the Pier is always buzzing with locals as well as visitors from all over the world coming to enjoy the beautiful stretch of Cocoa Beach. The Pier also offers beach rentals, fresh water showers, regulation beach volleyball courts, lifeguards year round and some of the best surfing on the east coast!
A Space Coast vacation isn't complete without a trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just east of the most popular Orlando attractions and theme parks, NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can view the Shuttle Atlantis, tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a rocket launch.
With over 52,000 square feet under its roof, Ron Jon Surf Shop is a multi-level store which features a huge selection of boards, bikinis and surf-brand clothing. Visited by surf and beach lovers from around the globe, Ron Jon Surf Shop is recognized world-wide as an icon of the surf and beach lifestyle. Within a block or so of Ron Jon Surf Shop, you can rent a bike, a kayak, a boogie board. Take a surfing lesson, buy a new beachy wardrobe or get a surf culture infusion at the Florida Surf Museum, eat lunch by a 5,600 gallon shark and exotic fish tank (Shark Pit Bar & Grill) or go a couple of blocks to the Dinosaur Store & Museum. Some of these places do close overnight of course, but remember: Ron Jon Surf Shop never does. 24 hours, 365
The Space Coast boasts several historic downtown areas located in Titusville, Cocoa Village, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie and Melbourne. All of these districts are great destinations for dining, shopping, catching a play, perusing an art gallery or just taking an afternoon stroll. These hearts of their prospective cities also host free events regularly.
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- Bonita Springs
- Cape Coral
- Captiva Island
- Clearwater Beach
- Cocoa Beach
- Daytona Beach
- Deerfield Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Myers
- Hollywood Beach
- Key Largo
- Key West
- Lake Buena Vista
- Marco Island
- Miami Beach
- Palm Beach
- Pensacola Beach
- Port Canaveral
- Port Everglades
- Sanibel Island
- South Beach
- St. Augustine
- St. Petersburg
- Vero Beach