Wintering on the Space Coast
Florida’s famous Space Coast is beautiful all year long, but winter is especially attractive to residents and visitors alike. Wintering on the Space Coast means experiencing the areas finest with the perfect measure of warmth and to enjoy all the region has to offer. Crowds are down in winter, as well, compared to other parts of the year. Here, the Coastal Home Team shares some of their favorite ways for wintering on the Space Coast this year.
Along the Coast
With more than 72 miles of pristine coastline, winter it the ideal time to enjoy one of the Space Coast’s beautiful beaches such as Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach. Winter temperatures hover in the 70s on the Space Coast, so you can enjoy all your favorite beach activities whether you love reading your favorite book while relaxing in your beach chair, gathering shells as you take a leisurely stroll along the beach, or building a sandcastle with the kids. There’s no need to don heavy winter gear, though on cooler breezy days you might want to throw on a hoodie or a light jacket for your beach daily beach outing. The beaches of the Space Coast are the perfect spot for getting your daily does of vitamin D as you listen to the sounds of the waves of the majestic, blue Atlantic. Speaking of the Atlantic, with the addition of wet suit, you can even enjoy a day of surfing, paddle boarding, or kayaking along the shore. Don’t forget to check out the Barrier Island Sanctuary in Melbourne Beach and learn all about sea turtle conservation.
Get Outside and Enjoy
On the Space Coast of Florida, wintertime offers idyllic weather to enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to explore. Discover nature’s best flora and fauna along the numerous nature trails or on one of the region’s unique water tours. Promising fun for the entire family, the Space Coast offers limitless options to spend your days outside enjoying some of the area’s must-do activities. It’s a good thing you have chosen wintering in the Space Coast this year with time to explore it all, otherwise you’d have difficulty choosing! Let’s explore these activities with something for everyone.
- The Brevard Zoo – For more than 20 years The Brevard Zoo has offered up an exceptional opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy a close up look at more than 900 animals, including those native to the region as well as animals from around the world. You and your family can enjoy up-close animal encounters as well as feedings, learn about the importance of conservation, experience a kayak tour or the brave the tree-top trek complete with ziplining. For the little ones on your zoo adventure will enjoy Paws On which includes a free-play lagoon, touch tank, petting zoo, and more.
- The Kennedy Space Center – In case you didn’t realize, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is the inspiration behind the Space Coast nickname. Winter is a great time to explore the Kennedy Space Center and learn all about the space program – past, present, and future. Start you journey of discovery in the Center’s Mission Zones beginning with Mercury, and moving on to Gemini, Apollo, the Space Shuttle, and into the future of space travel. Plus you can meet the astronauts, enjoy a show or an IMAX movie or both, and if you plan you visit just right, you might even get experience a live rocket launch from the complex!
- The Eau Gallie Arts District – For residents and visitors spending the winter on the Space Coast, and looking for an artsy outing, the Eau Gallie Arts District is the place for you. The arts are alive in the District, where you will find artistry by local artists as well as international sensations amid an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, and eateries.
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Ready to Expand Your Winter Plans and Call the Space Coast Home?
If the answer is yes, The Coastal Home Team is ready to help you find your perfect Florida dream home and take advantage of all the region has to offer.