There are 72 miles of beaches along the coastline that make up the Space Coast. The Space Coast has the closest beaches to Orlando. Because of the location, many families find their way over to the popular towns of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach and Titusville. Whether you plan on visiting the Kennedy Space Center, going to the beaches, boating or fishing, there is plenty to do here for the entire family.
Fishing is excellent along the Space Coast. Inshore fishing is extremely popular in the Indian River Lagoon. Snook, redfish and trout are plentiful in the Indian River. Numerous guides and charters are available for inshore and offshore fishing for a variety of species. Take a look at our Space Coast Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Space Coast||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.5||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||0.75||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|