Melbourne Beach

Space Coast

Backed by Ocean Park with its boardwalk, gazebo and showers, Melbourne Beach, along with its neighbor, Indialantic Beach (to the north), offers miles and miles of white, sandy shoreline unspoiled by high-rise condos and commercialism. Pick up picnic essentials at the Melbourne Beach Market.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Space Coast attractions

1. Ryckman Park

0.59 MILES

Located in Melbourne's historic district, this family-friendly park features a large playground, bocce and basketball courts, and the nationally…

2. Brevard Zoo

14.46 MILES

For more than 22 years this community-built zoo has set standards for imaginative design, immersive wildlife experiences, education and conservation…

3. Sebastian Inlet State Park

16.37 MILES

Stretching along a narrow strip of the barrier island, this busy park, popular with fishers, surfers, boaters and families, is divided into two sections…

4. McClarty Treasure Museum

17.79 MILES

In 1715 a Spanish ship carrying gold and treasure went down in a hurricane, and survivors built a makeshift camp. This small museum, featuring a 45-minute…

5. Lori Wilson Park

18.66 MILES

A 32-acre, coastal park with a mellow vibe and facilities including wheelchair access, a playground, picnic tables and grills and a small dog-play area…

6. Sidney Fischer Park

19.28 MILES

The closest beach to downtown Cocoa Beach, Fischer Park is crowded with surfers and cruise-ship visitors.

8. Cocoa Beach Pier

20.79 MILES

Souvenir shops, restaurants and bars stretch along this 800ft pier built as a family attraction in 1962. It remains the focus of annual events such as the…