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Melbourne Beach
Travel Guide

Melbourne Beach

Visit this laid-back coastal town in Brevard County to enjoy the natural beauty and subtropical climate of Florida.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River lagoon, blessed with sunny, warm weather and offering many free and relaxing activities, Melbourne Beach is a popular destination year round.

Look for sunning alligators at the Maritime Hammock Sanctuary near Marks Landing, a dense coastal forest wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. The shaded walk isn’t long and you can cool off in the ocean afterwards without worrying about bumping into gators.

Farther to the south, visit the Barrier Island Center, a 34-acre (almost 14-hectare) sanctuary and environmental education center near Pepper Cove. There is no admission fee for the center where you can view exhibits and short nature documentaries, greet turtles in the aquarium of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge rescue program, follow a boardwalk and admire ocean views from the observation deck, then follow the short trail to the Indian River Lagoon. In June and July, you can join a guided sea turtle walk here as well.

To enjoy a relatively unspoiled Florida beach, visit Coconut Point to the north of town. Part of the beach is a sanctuary for hatching sea turtles around October each year.

Spessard Holland South Beach Park is another gem since it has clean sands with beautiful shells, fewer people and free parking. While there, step inside the Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall to see the local museum exhibits of its Old Town Hall History Center. Follow Oak Street north to the town center of Melbourne Beach to while away the afternoon in art galleries, souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants.

If the weather is too good to be inside, enjoy a family picnic in Ryckman Park. Play sports, go for a jog or head to the playground with the kids. For colorful sunset vistas, stroll along the central Melbourne Beach Pier, which juts a long way out over the Indian River lagoon. The shelter at the end of the pier provides excellent sun cover and you can come back here early in the day to go fishing.

Melbourne Beach, on a long and very narrow barrier island near Orlando, is conveniently served by the Orlando Melbourne International Airport, which is about 75 minutes’ drive to the northwest.

Seaglass Inn
Seaglass Inn
4 out of 5
514 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, FL
The price is £152 per night from 4 May to 5 May

Located in Melbourne Beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ryckman Park and Indialantic Beach. Spessard Holland Golf Course and Sea Turtle Preservation ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)

"My wife and I always look forward to our trips to the eastern coast of Florida, most of all our restful stay at the Seaglass Inn. Allison and Karl are top notch hosts. The facilities are well looked after with great attention to detail inside and out fully evident. The location in the town of Melbourne ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Seaglass Inn
Sea View Inn
Sea View Inn
3.5 out of 5
4215 South Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £170 per night from 2 May to 3 May

This Melbourne Beach condo is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sebastian Inlet State Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (123 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"Enjoy waking up to the sounds of the ocean and looking out the window to see the beach"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2021

Sea View Inn
Port d'Hiver
Port d'Hiver
4 out of 5
201 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £324 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in Melbourne Beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ryckman Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and Florida ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"How can I put into words how very much I enjoyed my stay at Port d' Hiver? This was the most relaxing, most warm, most EVERYTHING vacation I have ever had. The staff!!! The food!!! The view !! The beach!! Even the locals !!! I didn't want to leave!! I will definitely be back!!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Port d'Hiver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sea Turtle Suite 2, Oceanfront Boutique Cottage at Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
Sea Turtle Suite 2, Oceanfront Boutique Cottage at Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
5195 S Hwy A1A, Suite 2, Melbourne Beach, FL

Nestled on the beach, this New Melbourne Beach cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Indian River Lagoon ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Beautiful, uncrowded beach

"Lovely condo, very clean and well equipped. So close to the ocean, we could hear it even with the windows closed. Very happy with our stay, had a great time."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Sea Turtle Suite 2, Oceanfront Boutique Cottage at Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
Sandpiper Suite 1: Find Serenity on Private Melbourne Beach - Oceanfront Style
Sandpiper Suite 1: Find Serenity on Private Melbourne Beach - Oceanfront Style
5195 South Highway A1A, Sea Turtle Unit 1, Melbourne Beach, FL

Located in New Melbourne Beach, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Indian River Lagoon Preserve ...

5/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Beautiful getaway 🙂

"The property was beautifully maintained and the hosts were very thoughtful with their accommodations. It was almost a home away from home vacation because they offered basically everything you would need for your family and fur family. The decor was super cute. Loved the convenience of having the ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Sandpiper Suite 1: Find Serenity on Private Melbourne Beach - Oceanfront Style
Sea Owl Suite 3, Oceanfront Style and Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
Sea Owl Suite 3, Oceanfront Style and Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
5195 S Hwy A1A, Suite 3, Melbourne Beach, FL

This family-friendly Melbourne Beach cottage is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and Indian River Lagoon ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Family Vacation

"Was very happy with our stay and the owners thought of everything you’d need to have the comforts of home during your stay! Hoping to come back in the not too distant future! We loved it!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2021

Sea Owl Suite 3, Oceanfront Style and Serenity in Melbourne Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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