MM 916.7 Intercoastal Marina, Ltd.
On our way back in 2002, I didn't want to anchor if we didn't have to, and I didn't want to go back to Melbourne Marina, so we went here. Entrance channel supposed to be 8 ft, but was down to 6.5 in a couple of places. $1/ft + tax, only 50 amp and no splitter available. They were also having a power boat show and were somewhat distracted. Not really a sailboat friendly marina. Nice restaurant (early bird specials 4-6), but the bar that overlooked the marina was VERY noisy starting at 9 pm. (It was Thirsty Thursday.) Hurricane Jeanne (2004) destroyed all docks at this marina. It will be closed until repaired
It had 121 slips, pump out, laundry, showers, dry storage, lift, mechanics, fuel, ship store, restaurants. 25% OFF DOCKAGE, $.10 CENTS OFF FUEL W/500 GAL MIN
I had decided I wanted to eat at Conchy Joes, which is in the old Oleander's Hotel, and which we never got to when we were at the SSCA meetings in 1999. They are only open for lunch until 2:30 in the afternoon and Bob thought we would not make it. We overshot the Eau Gallie causeway and turned on 192 instead and couldn't find them there. I finally called them to find out where they were. We finally got there a little before 2. I had the special which was a fried chicken club wrap with one side (I picked mango glazed plantains) for $8.95, and Bob had a very unadventurous hamburger, even if it was the 'works' burger for $6.00. The total bill was a bit over $17.00. I could not finish my wrap (the bacon was a bit like cardboard) and wrapped it up to take home
Why Do I have to be a Carbaholic???
This Italian restaurant may be overlooked because of it's location in the plaza and the "whole in the wall" appearance. Some of the "whole in the wall" places serve the best food! This restaurant is owned by Italians and some of the waitresses are from Italy. They are very pleasant to me and I love the food. Try the tiramisu after dinner! Again...why do I have to be a carbaholic?? Actually, I could eat anything on the menu. There is so much to enjoy! Fettuccini Alfredo is a definite favorite!
Antiques and Boutiques of "Downtown" Melbourne
I always laugh when referring to "downtown" Melbourne. It's not your typical downtown with high rise buildings; instead, you'll find an array of older, historical buildings along the main avenue (5th avenue), dominated by quirky antique shops, some candle shops, book stores, and other specialty shops.
You can spend a couple of hours browsing along the street...it's enjoyable.
Melbourne, Center of the Space Coast
"Melbourne~The Harbor City"
Melbourne's unique history and location, has molded this part of Florida into one of the best places for beautiful, unspoiled beaches. During the Civil War, Melbourne was used as a training area. The soliders were so attracted to the area, they returned after the war. Many pioneers and former slaves made Melbourne their new home. The town was named after Melbourne, Australia, because the first postmaster spent much time there.
Melbourne is a fast, growing city, and Brevard county is the fastest growing county in the state of Florida.
"10 Reasons to come to Melbourne, FL!"
#1 The Beaches
#2 Fishing in our beautiful lakes,
rivers and Atlantic Ocean.
#3 Boating & Canoeing
#4 Scenic Walks
#5 Great restaurants
#6 Watch a shuttle launch from
Kennedy Space Center, not far.
#7 Disney and all other Orlando
attractions an hour away!
#8 Melbourne Art Fest every April
#9 Great Golf courses!
#10 Very Affordable to live and visit!