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Brevard County Parks and Recreation

How & Where to Play in Brevard County

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Brevard County is a mecca of recreation, with its vast bodies of water, beautiful beaches and 300 warm and sunny days throughout the year.

Activities are abundant on the water and the mainland, offering opportunities for both active and passive recreation.

From boating, fishing and top surfing spots to hiking, picnicking and the more than 20 sites for tennis, Brevard County has it all.

Boating & Fishing
Sailboats, yachts, motorboat and pontoon boats fill the waters of Brevard County. The region is equipped with nearly 30 marinas and over 35 boat ramps, allowing easy access into Brevard County’s numerous lakes, the Indian and Banana Rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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The area is a fishing hot spot with a great mix of freshwater and saltwater. Top sites include the Melbourne Eau Gallie and Pineda causeways, Mathers Bridge in Merritt Island, Jetty Park in Cocoa Beach, the Canaveral Pier, Lake Poinsett and Lake Washington.

Surfing & Swimming
Brevard’s surrounding bodies of water offer an ideal site for surfers and swimmers, providing clean water that rarely drops below 60°F. The county is home to two annual surfing events – the Eastern Surfing Festival and the National Kidney Foundation Labor Day Surfing Festival. Popular surfing spots along the Space Coast include the Cocoa Beach Pier, PAFB Hangars, Pelican Beach Park, the Indialantic Boardwalk and the Sebastian Inlet. And for those swimmers looking to forego the sandy beaches, a number of recreational facilities, equipped with indoor and outdoor pools, are located around Brevard County.

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Beach Parks
Numerous beach parks line the region’s coasts, affording guests a perfect day on the beach. In addition to the sandy beach and warm water, these parks are also sites for entertainment, shopping and dining.

North Brevard
Canaveral National Seashore – Titusville
Jetty Park – Port Canaveral
Cherie Down Park – Cape Canaveral

Central Brevard
Alan Shepard Park – Cocoa Beach
Sidney Fischer Park – Cocoa Beach
Lori Wilson Park – Cocoa Beach
Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park – Cocoa Beach
Seagull Park – Satellite Beach
S.P.R.A. Park – Satellite Beach
Hightower Beach Park – Satellite Beach
Pelican Beach Park – Satellite Beach

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South Brevard
Canova Beach Park – Indialantic
Howard E. Futch Memorial Park – Indialantic
Nance Park – Indialantic
Spessard Holland North & South Beach Parks – Melbourne Beach

Parks & Nature Trails
With such a strong high-technology setting, it’s surprising to find an abundance of preserved, natural settings across Brevard County. The region is a site where temperate and subtropical climates intersect, providing a home to diverse plant and animal life. More than 20 parks are spread along the Space Coast, offering sites for hiking, birdwatching, fishing, picnicking and for viewing several major ecosystems.

Several nature excursions are easily accessible, providing tours through some of Brevard’s most beautiful areas, which are home to manatees, dolphins, alligators and countless other animals and plants. Cocoa Beach Manatee Watch, Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, Indian River Cruise, Paddlewheel Adventure, Space Coast Nature Tours and Space Coast River Tours are several eco-tours available in Brevard County.

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North Brevard
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary – Titusville
Kennedy Point Park – Titusville
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Titusville
North Brevard Walking Trail – Titusville
Wuesthoff Park – Titusville

Central Brevard
Brevard Museum Nature Preserve – Cocoa
F. Burton Smith Regional Park – Cocoa
Lori Wilson Park – Cocoa Beach
Manatee Cove – Merritt Island
Riverwalk Park & Nature Center – Rockledge
Rockledge Park – Rockledge
Rotary Park – Merritt Island
Travis Park – Cocoa
Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary – Merritt Island

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South Brevard
Erna Nixon Park – Melbourne
Florida Tech Botanical Gardens – Florida Tech Campus - Melbourne
Long Point Park – Melbourne Beach
Samson’s Island – Satellite Beach
Sebastian Inlet State Park – Melbourne Beach
Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary/Margaret Hames Nature Center – Palm Bay
Wickham Park – Melbourne

Golf
Brevard County is a golfer’s paradise. Golf courses dot the map of the region, surrounded by a breathtaking setting and offering beautiful greens for golfer’s of all levels of expertise.

North Brevard
Great Outdoors Golf Club (Semi-Private) – Titusville
La Cita Country Club (Private) – Titusville
Royal Oak Resort & Golf Club – Titusville
The Savannahs at Sykes Creek – Merritt Island
Sherwood Golf Club – Titusville
Walkabout Golf and Country Club – Mims
Willow Lakes Golf Course – Mims

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Central Brevard
Baytree National Golf Links (Semi-Private) – Melbourne
Cocoa Beach Country Club – Cocoa Beach
Duran Golf Club – Viera
Harbor City Municipal Golf Course – Melbourne
Indian River Colony Club (Private) – Melbourne
Manatee Cove Golf Course (Private) – PAFB
Rockledge Country Club (Private) – Rockledge
Suntree Country Club (Private) – Melbourne
Turtle Creek Golf Club (Semi-Private) – Rockledge
Viera East Golf Club – Rockledge

South Brevard
Aquarina Country Club (Semi-Private) – Melbourne Beach
Barefoot Bay Golf Course – Barefoot Bay
The Habitat at Valkaria – Valkaria
Harbor City Municipal Golf Course – Melbourne
Indian River Colony Club (Private) – Melbourne
JoDaddy’s Executive Golf Course – Palm Bay
The Majors Golf Course – Palm Bay
Melbourne Municipal Golf Course – Melbourne
Palm Gardens Executive Golf Course – West Melbourne
Spessard Holland Municipal Golf Course – Melbourne Beach

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