Peaceful, beautiful beaches, no high rise buildings
A great place to wind down and enjoy the simple life!
Melbourne was great but we ended up staying in Palm Bay and commuting the short trip to save a ton of money! The beaches were quite nice and you are just moments away from some of the best things to do in Florida (space center, beaches, orlando, etc). I have a lot of family in the area and each and every time we love staying at the Palm Bay Hotel...more
Not exactly international reknown, but the Melbourne Art Festival (held every year around the last weekend in April) does gather its share of people - and not just from the proverbial neighborhood.5th Avenue (the main "downtown" drag) is closed off to traffic, while food pavilions, stages for live musical performances, and of course the reason for...more
A good zoo for kids: fairly small so you can cover it all in a few hours, lots of interesting interactive and educational displays/exhibits, and a playground/waterpark area for them to burn some steam. The zoo covers Africa, Australia, Florida, and rainforest. The list of animals on exhibit is short, but the focus is for the kids.more
indian harbor beach is located a mile east of downtown eau gallie at the intersection of eau gallie blvd. (SR 518) and SR A1A. the town of indian harbor beach has a number of free beach accesses along SR A1A. indian harbor beach is usually not as crowded as nearby indialantic and melbourne beaches.more
the brevard museum of art is located in the eau gallie arts district north of downtown melbourne. this museum hosts displays of local artists and travelling exhibitions. for those interested in art and florida culture the brevard museum of art is worth a stop in the melbourne area. see the attached web site for admission and times.more
the community chapel of melbourne beach is located on ocean ave. in the melbourne beach historic district. this chapel was built in 1892 and is listed on the natiional register of historic places. for those interested in architecture and florida history the community chapel is worth a look when in melbourne beach.more
130 Sheriff Road, Melbourne, Florida, 32940, United States
Good for: Solo
4355 West New Haven Avenue, I-95 Exit # 180, Melbourne, Florida, 32904, United States
Good for: Families
1430 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, Florida, 32901, United States
Good for: Couples
Here's a Yellow Dog Cafe gameplan: Keep your wits about you and your wallet in your front pocket if you venture into the Yellow Dog Cafe. Try not to be star struck by the $27 cookbook bearing the restaurant's name. Make sure you are not interested in an evenly-paced meal. Plan to pay more than you would at Bern's in Tampa or Gramercy Tavern in NYC....more
the shack has been a palm bay institution for a number of years. located on US 1 in palm bay the shack offers a beautiful view of the indian river. this old florida style restaurant offers local seafood and typical american fare. one of the better seafood restaurants in the melbourne area.more
This is truly the last resort! As I don't suggest you walking around the whole town, unless you can walk a 10K+, in Florida's nice, hot, sizzlin' summers, I would suggest a taxi, only to get from point A to point B. As we all know, taxis can become expensive. I have some listed below, just in case you come to your last resort. Some even have flat...more
I mentioned to you the limitations of our airport. Now, let me tell you the good part! Most of the car rental agencies are located in the airport!Here are the agencies:Alamo321-729-6049www.alamo.comBudget321-951-4809www.budget.comHertz321-723-3414www.hertz.comNational321-723-3035www.nationalcar.comEnterprise920 US1Melbourne,...more
You have to know that even though Melbourne is a decent size city, we aren't catching up with Orlando that fast. We do have an airport located in the city, however it is extremely limited! I would have to say that most local businessmen and women use it. There are some good flights that Delta offers around the country. My honest and only suggestion...more
Longboard House is on the corner of A1A and 5th Avenue, and has long been a famous Melbourne Beach icon. Inside you'll find anything from surf boards (shaped on site) to Tommy Bahama clothing....and all kinds of surfer paraphenalia.
A great place to buy hard core surfing goods or just plain beach attire...both casual AND fancy.
I can honestly say that one thing I love and keep me in Melbourne are the beaches! They are some of the best, unspoiled beaches in the state of Florida! Of course recently we have had a few instances that people should just keep in mind. If you like to surf, boogie boardin', or just like to jump the waves, here are a few things to keep in mind.
#1 Rip currents! Like going to other beaches, you must always bare this in mind. If you don't know how to escape a rip current, learn about them before you go into the water. These seem to take more lives because the lack of education.
#2 Sharks. DO NOT get alarmed that Jaws is after you. We do get rare occurances with encounters with sharks. What most people don't realize is that sharks mistake human beings as fish. If you wear anything remotely shiny in the water, you will become noticable to the shark, because you might resemble a fish they feed on. It is very rare for a shark attack and usually the lifeguards are on duty to keep people aware of any instances or danger.
#3 The SUN!! Okay, now I will sound like your Mother! Listen, we get a lot of sun in Florida. Just because you are already tan or have a nice bronze glow doesn't make you exempt from skin cancer. It is very easy to get sun poisoning from being out in the sun too long. Also drink plenty of water for dehydration. You can still get that great sun kissed tan, but do it the safe way!
I have a great website listed below. I really advise you to read it. Great info!
Luggage and bags:
Okay -- it you are beachside the mosquitoes are not too bad but they do have cases of West Nile, etc. so just in case. And when I go to an outside bar like Conchy Joe's I always spray on some repellant. Sorry but I did get some bites
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: shorts, comfortable shirts from T's to whatever
Miscellaneous: THIS is a place to relax
The zoo is about equa-distant from Cocoa and Melbourne. It is probably closest to Pineda. But it has the Melbourne address of 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 3294010 AM - 5 PM - No admissions after 4:15. Hours may vary on special event days.Admission: Adults $9.00Seniors (60 & up) $8.00Children (2-12) $6.0028 of 56+ acres have been developed to...more
Mel Fisher Museum of TREASURE1322 U.S. Highway One, Sebastian, Florida Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PMAdmission: Adults-$6.50; Seniors-$5.00; Children $2.00In 1715 SPanish ships sank near here and lost MILLIONS in gold and treasures. Much has been recovered and is now on display in two museums. The other...more
There's an excellent golf course off the highway going to Orlando, it's called the Turtle Creek Golf and Country Club. This course is amazing, the fairways are clean, beauthiful scenery, palm trees lining the rough, it's amazing If you can you should try bring your own golf clubs, but they also rent so it's not a big dealmore
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...more
We've been to marinas twice in Melbourne, but most of the time we just anchor - usually near the Eau Galle Bridge. Almost anywhere on the Indian River is appropriate for anchoring. Last time, we anchored about mile marker 920 behind Crab Point off Melbourne Beach about 1320. The wind was 10-20 knots from the east - we were as close toshore as we...more
Just in case you might be prescribed something to get rid of what may arise, we have so many pharmacies located in grocery stores and national chains, which have 24 hours pharmacies. Here is a well known 24 hour pharmacy:Walgreens1333 N.US1Melbourne, FL321-255-4998www.walgreens.comThis is truly my best suggestion because it is open 24 hours. Ask...more
Just in case you should ever feel under the weather or feel you should seek medical attention, here are the local hospitals. Of course, if there is an emergency, use your sense and call 911!Holmes Regional Medical Center1350 S.Hickory StMelbourne, FL321-434-7000www.health-first.orgWuesthoff Hospital250 N.Wickham RdMelbourne, FL321-752-1200...more
An interesting thing I noticed. It seems that some people don't think about where to bank or use an ATM until their arrival. I have three nationally known banks which I listed below. There are more than just one location for each bank.Bank of America2453 N.Wickham RdMelbourne, FL321-259-08161-800-432-1000www.bankofamerica.comhours:Monday-Thurs 9-4...more