The Space Coast boasts 72 miles of beaches, the longest stretch in the state of Florida and is home to the famous beach resorts of Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay and Titusville. The year-round warm weather, steady waves and world-class surf shops have earned the area the designation as the East Coast surfing capital of the United States. Home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the region obtained its name from its historic relationship with the nation’s space program. The Space Coast is located 35 miles east of Orlando, less than an hour from the airport and is Orlando’s closest beach.
The Space Coast is one of the largest intact eco-systems in Florida. There are more than 250 square miles of wildlife refuge, where Florida’s beautiful and rare creatures live. Bird nesting areas are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon. The beaches are home to a variety of sea turtle nesting areas.
Visit Space Coast is the home to Port Canaveral and this exceptional seaport is a popular gateway to the joys of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re cruising or not, it’s a great place to explore. The Port Welcome Center, contains state-of-the-art interactive exhibits depicting the rich history, resources, industries and recreational offerings of the Space Coast, observation decks will overlook the Port plus the exciting historical sites around it relating to early Spanish exploration, revolutionary battles, the voyage of mankind into space…and more.