Brevard County

Brevard county is located on Florida's Space Coast, east/central Florida, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. With a beautiful stretch of white sandy beaches along numerous barrier islands, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, turtle watching, boating and fishing are popular activities. Parks and golf courses are plentiful and local attractions include the Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, and the Brevard Museum of Art and Science. Disney World and other central Florida attractions are within a 1 hour drive. 

Brevard County was established in 1844 from a portion of Mosquito County and was originally named St. Lucie. In 1855 the name was changed in honor of Theodore Washington Brevard (1804-77) of North Carolina. Brevard came to Florida in 1847 and became the state comptroller.

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Shuttle Launch View from Cape Canaveral Beach
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A 470-acre forest that was the first property ever bought by the Brevard County EEL program as part of a sanctuary network to preserve a diversity of habitats. Wildlife observation, nature photography, and hiking across several miles of trails are among the popular activities that visitors can partake in their visit at Brevard County Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. 

The Brevard Public School District is known as the 48th largest district in the United States and the 10th largest in Florida. Across 17 different municipalities in the Space Coast area, Brevard County Public Schools educate students in over 80 schools, 20 special centers and 10 charter schools. The goal of this school district is like many others; to serve its community and enhance student’s lives by delivering the highest quality education. Fortunately, Brevard public schools receive immense assistance in the form of monetary funds from the Brevard Schools Foundation in order to meet its goal of delivering high quality education to students.

Canaveral National Seashore is one of Florida’s most absolutely gorgeous and untouched natural habitats. It is one of few places in the state where visibility of one of Florida’s swamps is combined with the view of one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. The park consists of two entrances both of which provide access to amazing beaches and the parks Mosquito Lagoon.

The Indian River Lagoon Preserve is home to one of the most protected wetlands and salt marshes in Florida, giving visitors a chance to see breathtaking landscapes brimming with diverse wildlife and native exotic plants. This hidden gem has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is revered as one of North America’s Estuaries of National Significance.

Marina Park is a 20.35-acre community riverfront park located North of the Titusville Marina. The park includes many things for recreational activities such as a dock and boat ramp, a skate park, a BMX bike course, a playground, and a dog park. Fishing by the shore along the Indian River is among one of the popular activities at Marina Park. There is something for everyone at this park. 

Located on the Space Coast of Florida, Patrick AFB lies directly south of Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy. Orlando and its attractions are about an hour drive west.

Rotary Riverfront Park is a community park that is located by the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville, Florida. The park consists of a playground, pavilion, lookout deck, & fishing pier.

At Sebastion Inlet State Park, you can spend your well-deserved day in the sun - camping, fishing, swimming, shell collecting, observing nature, kayaking, and more! For those seeking to cool off with an indoor experience, there are two museums nearby detailing the history of the surrounding area.

Space Florida drives State economic development across the global aerospace enterprise. As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.

St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System. Established in 1971, it is a 6,255 acre piece if land that was set aside to protect the dusky seaside sparrow. Unfortunately, the species was declared extinct in 1990, but the area is still filled with other sorts of birds and animals such as the indigo snake, American alligator, and crested caracara. Make sure to call before taking a trip to St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge because the land is sometimes closed off to the public for a variety of reasons. 

Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier is a 5-acre, 2 pier landscape that connects North Titusville to Merritt Island. It gives people access to the Indian River Lagoon, which makes it a good area for fishing, crabbing, and shrimping. Also a great place for walks and watching the rocket launches. Pier 220 Sea Food and Grill restaurant are located at this site if one gets an unexpected appetite as well. 

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Stop by the country's first law enforcement museum and memorial to see over 1100 exhibits and a large collection of police artifacts. You can also enjoy their state-of-the-art shooting center, so you can train just like the law enforcement officers. 

The American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame is a museum in Titusville, Florida, that serves to preserve the history of the U.S Space program. One can find many unique things on display in their exhibit halls such as space suits, aircraft parts, active launch consoles, and much more. Some of the galleries are dedicated to previous space projects that include Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini. In their walk of fame, one can cruise through the hall as they encounter the names of previous space pioneers who were responsible for making the space program what it is today. The American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame is appropriate for all ages, as they contain a discovery room for younger children to enjoy. 

Blue Heron Restaurant is one of Titusville's hidden gems. They have a team of expert chefs to cook your food to perfection. The restaurant offers a beautiful view where one can eat surrounded by a golf course and lots of Florida wildlife. It is preferred that you reserve a table if you plan to eat here. The atmosphere and food is sure to have you coming back for more. 

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Brevard Business News delivers news on local businesses and industry in Brevard county. 

The Brevard County Library system has 17 branches located in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Mims, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Satellite Beach, Micco, Titusville, West Melbourne, and 4 in Melbourne.

Brevard County, located on Florida’s Space Coast, provides a wide array of natural resources in its three predominant areas: the Indian River Lagoon, the forest-laden coastal ridge, and the St Johns River valley. In addition to these natural features, Brevard County also offers sports programs and other community activities, including swimming instruction and championship level golf courses.

Canaveral Marshes Conservation Trailhead is a trail in Titusville, Florida. It is teaming with wildlife habitats and several outdoor ventures such as boating, kayaking, and fishing. The property was bought in order to protect the St. Johns River floodplains. Wild alligator and wading birds are common sights for people who go boating. If planned accordingly, a day in these trails will be an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

Capt. Chris Myers is an expert saltwater fishing guide located in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. He offers his clients the opportunity to stalk big game fish in just inches of water. He specializes in sight fishing and is only an hour drive away from Disney and the Orlando area. 

The mission at Circles of Care is to promote and provide high quality comprehensive behavioral health care services at a competitive cost in an ethical, fair, and courteous manner for each and every one of their patients.

The Cocoa Village Playhouse opened as the Aladdin Theater in 1924 to show silent films. It reopened after renovations in 1989 as a venue for community theater performances. 

Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary is a 44 acre preserve that protects marshes and wildlife. There is a one mile hiking trail that circles the sanctuary for people who wish to explore the premise. 

Dixie Crossroads is a local restaurant in Titusville, Florida, that has been providing excellent service and quality food in the community since 1983. They have a variety of dishes that include, but are not limited to, ocean caught seafood, chicken, steaks, and salads. Feed the fishes in the outside pond while waiting to be seated or after filling yourself up with their delicious food. Also, while you're there you might as well try their famous corn fritters!

With the largest selection of margaritas in the Brevard county area, Durango's Steakhouse is one of the best places in town to stop for a drink. They are also known for having the best steaks in the county since, unlike most restaurants, they cook it over an open oak fire grill instead of a flat iron. Stop by Durango's Steakhouse to satisfy your taste buds!

The combination of Mexican and Cuban food has never been better! El Leoncito has multiple locations in Brevard county to provide top of the line food. Their menu has many Cuban and Mexican dishes that one can choose from. Better yet, combine the two dishes to get the best of both worlds! The restaurant brings both Cuban and Mexican cultures to life with their decorations and employee uniforms. A great place to eat and enjoy some Latino heritage. 

The Historic Emma Parrish Theatre is a Titusville theatre that is owned by the Titusville Playhouse. It is renovated from a saloon and hotel that opened in 1905.

Welcome to Fin & Fly fishing charters, the top rated charter fishing company in Cocoa Beach Florida. 

We provide full service guided charters along Central Florida’s Space Coast with years of experience and professional quality boats and equipment. So whether you want to chase tailing schools of Redfish on the skinny water flats, or pull big Snook out of the tight mangroves, or venture offshore to chase sailfish, Fin & Fly Charters has what it takes to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience out on the water.

The Florida Institute of Technology is a college in Melbourne that focuses on undergraduate and graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aviation.

Family owned secular college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 5-12 offering a 5 or 7 day boarding program to suit your family’s needs. Our focus is preparing your child for college and beyond.

Florida Today is the daily newspaper for the Space Coast and Brevard County delivering news and information throughout the community. 

This will be a dining destination for you and your love ones. The grilled tuna is phenomenal, as is the cheesy bread appetizer. Come for the crab legs, have some lobster, and take in the ocean or lakeside view. This will be the spot any and all days of the week.

Our school offers an academically challenging college prep curriculum in an environment that reflects the joy and peace of Christian values. We are deeply committed to providing a seamless system of education in preschool through twelfth grade.

Hometown News Brevard County provides a blend of news stories, feature articles, profiles and coverage of importance. Featuring five different editions: North Brevard (which covers the municipalities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Titusville and Mims); Suntree-Viera-Rockledge; Melbourne (which covers the cities of Melbourne and West Melbourne); The Beaches (which covers the municipalities of Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne Beach); as well as Palm Bay (which covers Palm Bay and Malabar).

Humpavelli's Pizza pizza is a family owned pizza shop that prides itself in using the freshest ingredients to provide New York style tossed pizza. Give them a try whenever you're in the area, and they will not disappoint. Your taste buds will thank you. 

King Cajun Crawfish is a a taste of Louisiana with a twist. Founded in 2010, this crawfish restaurant mixes classic Louisiana dishes with Vietnamese flavors. They call it Viet-Cajun. Try classics like gumbo, jambalaya, and Po' Boys. Or explore the ocean with their assortment of shellfish and fish options. Crab, mussels, shrimp, oysters, and catfish can all be found on the menu at King Cajun. They also offer chicken wings and salads. Make sure to try their famous Shabang sauce with your meal.

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is in Melbourne. It is a support organization of Eastern Florida Florida State College.

Gun enthusiasts will love Knight's Armament Company. They have a vast collection of artillery. From military to commercial firearms, to knight vision, and many accessories. 

La Cita Golf & Country Club will make you feel right at home and as part of the La Cita family. You can enjoy their 120 acre golf course, their tasty cuisines, and the rocket launches that take place at the Kennedy Space Center which is only minutes away.

Stop by La Marimba to enjoy some delicious Mexican dishes and desserts. La Marimba has a location in Titusville and a location in Rockledge, so wherever you are in the northern space coast area, one is never too far. 

Loyd Have Mercy was established in 2008 on Washington street in Titusville, Florida. They have many types of foods that include home-style cooking, seafood, and barbecue. Regardless of your taste buds, you are sure to find multiple plates that are to your liking! 

Mama Rosa's Pizza and Restaurant is hands down one of the top pizza places in Titusville, Florida. The staff is friendly and the food is amazing. So far it has nothing but great reviews. Stop by and check out Mama Rosa's Pizza and Restaurant if you find yourself in the area!

The recently renovated Melbourne Square Mall is a beautiful place to get your shopping done. Bring your kids along so that they can enjoy some of the many kid's activities found throughout the mall.

Merritt Square Mall is a great place to shop with all the classic mall stores and so much more. In addition to shopping you will also find a Cobb Theaters movie theater here at this centrally located mall close to many fun attractions.

Moon Light Drive In is a family owned drive-in restaurant located in Titusville Florida. Their specialties are shakes, burgers, and fries, but they also have various other foods in their menu. Critics have had nothing but positive things to say about this restaurant. 

New York New York is a locally owned restaurant that is located by the Indian River in Titusville, Florida. They have an outdoor Tiki and serve seafood, burgers, and steaks. Stop by for lunch or dinner and check out their daily specials. 

The history of North Brevard can be studied here at the North Brevard Historical Museum. Visitors can learn many of the folklore and tales that have been told over last couple hundreds of years. North Brevard's entire history can be found here. It is an ideal place to visit if you are one of the locals who grew up in the area.  

Captain Eric is a Charter Fishing Captain located in Port Canaveral Florida. He has been fishing up and down the east coast for over 40 years. He has a lifetimes worth of fishing knowledge and offers a memorable fishing trip for everyone. 

Come to Orleans Bistro and Bar to enjoy a fun filled lunch or dinner! Their happy hour specials are sure to please, and the food will not disappoint. The menu is filled with mouth watering foods that include cajun food, burgers, wings, and steaks among other items. Enjoy a game of pool or darts by the bar, or just come hang as you watch your favorite sports team in action. Not a fan of sports? Not a problem. Come for the music and live performances. You will find your niche here at Orleans Bistro and Bar! 

Nestled in the center of historic downtown Cocoa Village, Ossorio Bakery & Cafe is well known for their great food and friendly atmosphere. Offering a wide selection of hand rolled pastries, wood oven pizzas, and flat-bread sandwiches, there is something for everyone, whether you're stopping by for a quick breakfast or a sit down lunch. No matter when you go, make sure to save room for dessert as well! Delicious homemade ice cream is also available in many traditional and unique flavors.




Captain Scott is a world renowned charter fishing captain in the east central region of Florida. He has appeared on a handful of TV shows and holds a world record or two. Whether your looking for a great day on the water or the chance to catch a giant, he is your guy and you should give him a call!

Playalinda Brewing Company is the first brewery in Titusville and it has two locations named Brix Project and Hardware Store. Each location comes equipped with a huge selection of craft beers and some of the best food you can find at a brewery, while its Brix Project location also features craft cocktails, Sunday brunch, and what they call The Brewer's Table: the ultimate brewery dining experience. But one of the biggest claims to fame for the brewing company is co-owner and head brewer Ron Raike, a 30-year veteran in the craft beer world. Playalinda also hosts Playalinda Run Club, which begins the first and third Tuesday of every month at their Hardware Store location.

Located in Downtown Titusville's historic district, Playalinda Brewing Company - Hardware Store has established itself as the areas best site for quality beer and gathering spot for locals and visitors. The building where this brewing company was set up has much historical significance because it is one of the city's oldest buildings. They are dedicated to serving good food, quality beer, and fun times. Stop by if you're in the area and check them out. 

Port Canaveral is located on the Central East Coast of Florida and is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations offering cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port.

Portofino Italian Grill is the perfect place for Italian cuisine. It is located in the heart of Titusville with a great river view to accompany their delicious food. Stop by and try out the happy hour deals. 

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society's mission is to help protect sea turtles and raise awareness for the importance that Florida plays in their protection and survival. 


An 18,000 foot jump is what you will experience at the Skydive Space Center in Titusville, Florida. Recently granted permission by NASA, one can now fly directly over the Shuttle Launch Pads, the Main Assembly Building, and the Shuttle Landing Runway at the Kennedy Space Center. This now permits for an all inclusive aerial tour of the space center while on the 18,000 foot jump. Skydive Space Center is the perfect place for all the adrenaline junkies out there. 

At St. Mark's Episcopal Academy, we balance challenging academics and innovative thinking within a safe, nurturing, caring, Christian environment. Our goal is to see students unlock their individual and collective potential to become motivated, life-long learners.

Surfside Playhouse is a theater that opened in Cocoa Beach in 1963 as a home for the Surfside Players. Each year it puts on a season of 6 or more plays and musicals for the people of Cocoa Beach.

The Avenue Viera is an outdoor shopping and lifestyle center where you can relax and enjoy yourself while you browse the many stores in the peaceful atmosphere. The many restaurants are a great place to grab a meal before you catch a movie at the AMC theater.

The Heroes Grill serves cheesesteak, burgers, wings, smoked ribs, pulled pork, subs, salads, and chicken sandwiches. It is a popular joint in Titusville, Florida with a decent menu at an affordable price. 

Third Culture Kitchen is a must visit restaurant for all food lovers. It fuses foods from various cultures as a way of unifying a society that is forever expanding and in the process of enculturation. They blend the influences from centuries of trade and migration into one unifying taste within their dishes. Preserving the great tasting recipes from different cultures that can be found within society is what they do best. 

Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures is a group of aerial adventures like zip-lining on multiple challenge levels, a canopy walk that’s 20 feet up in the air or on the ground, and other activities for those who are up for the challenge. Guests are harnessed in at all times for each activity and helmets are encouraged for most of the challenges as well. These activities are good forms of exercise too, so be aware that sweating means you’re having fun. 

Honoring the past, educating the future, and preserving the heritage are the goals at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation museum. They have a growing collection of warbirds that span from the beginning of their development to the modern day. They offer tours to educate the public on the history of the warbirds, airshows, and special events for children and adults alike. Go to one of their monthly fly in breakfasts for some great food, flying, and a chance to know what this museum is all about. Event dates are listed on the homepage of the company's website. 

Brevard Alternative Homeschool is a support group for Brevard County, Florida Homeschoolers practicing or exploring alternative philosophies such as agnosticism, atheism, humanism, Paganism, Native American spiritualism or Wicca. All others friendly to freethought or alternative philosophies are welcome. The group offers friendship, support, help with secular or alternative curricula, and a forum for discussing issues we may have as non-traditional homeschoolers.