Bask in sunshine~

                                                               on our exceptional barrier island paradise in Florida…

 

Conveniently located on Central Florida’s east coast!

The SeaGlass Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the charming town of Melbourne Beach ~ a barrier island oasis on central Florida’s Atlantic shore that is truly one of the best kept secrets on the coast!  Here, you can stroll to sunrises on pristine beaches to the east – and spectacular sunsets over the beautiful Indian River Lagoon to the west.  In between, you’ll find a multitude of fine and casual dining options, as well as beautiful parks and local events to enhance your holiday enjoyment.

If you are coming for the beach, you will not be disappointed!  Miles of quiet, sandy beaches and our blissful Florida weather help make Melbourne Beach the tropical escape of your dreams.  Surf, fish, sunbathe, gather shells and seaglass…  You will love it here and will marvel at the awesome wildlife that graces our shores in abundance, including dolphins, manatees and whales!  We are also a designated sea turtle nesting area and a haven for magnificent birdlife.

All this and more, and yet we are around the corner from Orlando’s tourism attractions for those visitors wanting to enjoy a diversity of entertainment options!

 

Nearby Dining

 

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House (click to visit website) 321-722-2737

Incomparable fine dining in a romantic setting.  Djon’s also features an elegant piano bar. Happy hour every day from 5-7

Located next door to the Sea Glass Inn

 

Sand on the Beach (click to visit website)  321-327-8951

Casual beachfront dining and cocktails.  Weekends and happy hours sometimes feature live entertainment.

Located just ½ mile east of the Sea Glass Inn on the beach

 

Robburitos (click to visit website) 321-729-6244

Everyone’s favorite burritos!

Located one block east of the Sea Glass Inn, just past the traffic light on the south side of  Ocean Ave.

 

Sandbar Pizza Grill  321-733-7977

Fabulous pizza and more!

Located one block east of the Sea Glass Inn, just past the light on the north side of  Ocean Avenue

 

Shopping

 

Old Downtown Melbourne

A short drive over the Melbourne Causeway will bring you to this charming historic shopping district, dating back to the late 19th century. Old Downtown Melbourne is filled with independent shops for antiques, art, gifts, clothing and treats and a wonderful assortment of local restaurants and pubs. Here, you can also enjoy the monthly Friday night Street Fests and the famous annual Melbourne Art Festival (April).

Getting there: Less than 4 miles. From the Inn, head west on Ocean Ave. towards the river. Within 1/2 a block, Ocean Avenue will turn north and become Riverside Drive. Stay on Riverside until you arrive at the first traffic light, where you will turn left to go over the Melbourne Causeway. At the bottom of the far side of the bridge, turn left onto E. New Haven Avenue. Follow this road to the top of the hill, across U.S. 1 and you are there!

 

Melbourne Square Mall

Macy’s, Dillard’s, JC Penny’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and many other specialty stores, anchor this mall.

Getting there: 6.5 miles. From the Inn, head west on Ocean Ave. towards the river. Within 1/2 a block, Ocean Avenue will turn north and become Riverside Drive. Stay on Riverside until you come to the first light and turn left to go over the Melbourne Causeway. You will be on Highway 192. Follow this road straight for a few miles and the Melbourne Square Mall will be on your right.

 

Ron Jons Surf Shop and Cocoa Village

Take a ride through Cocoa Beach to Ron Jon’s Surf Shop and nearby Cocoa Village, another charming historic shopping district filled with boutiques and specialty shops, bars, restaurants, bakeries and a playhouse for community theatre known as Cocoa Village Playhouse. (Phone: 321-636-5050 or www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com)

Getting there: 28 miles. From the Inn, head east on Ocean Ave. towards the beach. Turn left at the first light (onto A1A) and settle in for a nice drive north, past Patrick Air Force Base and through Cocoa Beach, until you arrive at the famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop at Highway 520. From there, you can head west on 520 and you will go over several causeways. Merritt Square Mall is on the left after the second bridge, with Macy’s, Dillards, etc. If you stay on 520 and continue past the mall, you will go over another causeway and arrive in the town of Cocoa. Turn left on Brevard Avenue (just a couple of blocks past the bridge) and you will be in Cocoa Village.

 

The Avenue in Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue Viera, Florida 32940 Mon – Sat 10 AM – 9PM Sun 12- 6PM 321-634-5390 www.viera.shoptheavenue.com The Avenue is an open-air, pedestrian friendly shopping destination featuring premier national retailers such as Chicos, Talbots, Old Navy, Ann Taylor Loft, Coldwater Creek and more. The mall is also home to select local merchants and a large selection of specialty restaurants.

Getting there: 28 miles. From the Inn, head east on Ocean Ave. towards the beach. Turn left at the first light (onto A1A) and head north for about 10 miles to Highway 404 (Pineda Causeway), just south of Patrick Air Force Base. Turn left and stay on Highway 404 over the causeways and all the way to I-95. Take I-95 north one exit to Viera. Turn left at the bottom of the exit and you will come to a traffic circle with a big oak tree in the middle. Go 1/4 of the way around circle and turn right. The Avenue will be within view just down the road on your right.

 

Vero Beach Ocean Drive

A small enclave of exclusive shops and boutiques line the streets along Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. Lots of fabulous restaurants too!

Getting there: 32 miles. From the Inn, head east on Ocean Ave. towards the beach and follow the road as it turns south and becomes Highway A1A. And, just keep going for about 30 miles until you come to the light at Beachland Boulevard (Route 60). Turn left towards the beach and you’ll be in there.

Recreation

 

Kayak/Canoe Tours and Rentals

Adventure Kayaking Tours

Phone: 772-567-0522

www.paddleflorida.com

 

Kayaks, etc.

Phone: 888-652-9257

www.kayaksetc.com

 

Tropical Kayak Tours

Phone: 772-778-3044

www.tropicalkayaktours.com

 

Honest John’s Fish Camp

Power boat, aluminum boat and Kayak rentals for full or half day rentals

Phone: 321-727-2923

http://www.honestjohnsfishcamp.com/

 

Inlet Explorer & Marina Rentals

Phone: 800-952-1126

www.sebastianinlet.com

 

Airboat rides

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

8199 State Road 20, Cocoa, Fl 32926

321-632-4199

http://www.twisterairboatrides.com/

Airboat rides are available as well as an extended ECO tour that lasts either 60 or 90 minutes. Reservations are required for the extended ECO tour as there is a 4 person minimum. Restaurant on site if staying on for lunch or dinner to enjoy Catfish, gator tail or frog legs

30 minute ride – Adult $24.00 Children $16.00 (12 years and younger)

60 minute ride – Adult $50.00 Children $30.00

90 minute ride – Adult  $70.00 Children $40.00

 

 

Jet ski/ boat rental

Hayley’s Jet ski rental

www.hayleysjetskirental.com

96 East Eau Gallie Boulevard

Indian Harbor Beach

321-777-4386

 

Golf

Spessard Holland Golf

Designed by Arnold Palmer Enterprises, the beautiful par 67 stretch executive course is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Indian River Lagoon offering year round refreshing breezes and memorable views.

Please call for rates and tee times. Open 7am until dark.

321-952-4530

http://www.golfspessardholland.com/brevard/spessardholland/index.php

 

Aquarina Country Club

Situated half way between Melbourne Beach and Vero Beach Florida on Highway A1A, Aquarina Country Club is a unique golf experience nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. As one of Florida’s few barrier island golf courses, residents and vacationers from all over travel to the friendly beach community of Aquarina and play one of the most beautiful golf courses in the region.

Our course is open to the public and offers a variety of membership options. Aquarina Country Club offers not only great golf in a sublime “Old Florida” setting, but also dining and a fully stocked bar at our Brassie Grill.

Designed by Charles Ankrom, the contoured par 62 layout incorporates plenty of challenge as it extends to 4313 yards from the back tees. This is a true test for advanced golfers, ladies, seniors and juniors! Aquarina is a host-facility for the game-changing PGA/USGA “Tee it Forward” program, which promotes faster play times, enhanced learning, better scoring and naturally more FUN!

Aquarina Country Club is set in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, famed for its abundance of wildlife, including sea turtles, osprey, wading birds, otters, manatee and dozens of other exotic subtropical species. Many of these creatures can be spotted on or near our course as it winds past groves of live oaks, through mangrove marshes and around eleven pristine lakes.

7500 Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951

321-676-8923

www.AquarinaCountryClub.com

 

Nature Tours

 

Sea Turtle Preservation Society Walks

The Loggerhead sea turtle nesting season peaks in Brevard County in June and July. Teams at the STPS provide Turtle Walks for the public several nights a week during June and July at three different locations in South Brevard County. Please call our office to schedule a walk with a guide.

Phone: 321-676-1701

Store address: 111 South Miramar Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903

http://www.seaturtlespacecoast.org/volunteer-activites/turtle-walks/

 

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

In 1903, then President Roosevelt established this very first federal bird reservation.  It was home to the Native “Ais” Indians for thousands of years and with the arrival of American settlers during the mid 1800’s, there was pressure from early influential naturalists to protect these thriving bird rookeries from slaughter as there feathers became increasingly valuable.

In 1963, the Secretary of the Interior because of its status designated Pelican Island as a National Historic Landmark as the first federal area set aside specifically to protect wildlife.

Peak migratory bird season-November through March

Peak nesting season-April through June

http://www.fws.gov/pelicanisland/

Attractions

 

Sebastian Inlet State Park

9700 S. State Road A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951

(321) 984-4852

http://www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/default.cfm

 

Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open daily.

Current operating hours are from 9AM to 5PM. The US Astronaut Hall of Fame is open from 12PM to 5PM.

Tours start at 10AM and depart continuously every 15 minutes. Last tour departs at 2:30PM. Kennedy Space Center Bus Tours run approximately 2 hours and is included in admission.

Parking

$10 per automobile or motorcycle. All vehicle traffic is routed to a parking toll plaza equipped with parking toll booths.

Admission

$50 adult/$40 child (ages 3-11) plus tax

Kennedy Space Center admission include IMAX space films all exhibits and shows, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Admission tickets include a second day free for use at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame is used within seven days to allow guests to get the full experience.

US Astronaut Hall of Fame (admission only)

$27.00 adult/$23.00 child plus tax

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

 

Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo is one of the Space Coast’s most popular and endearing attractions!  Built solely by volunteers, The Brevard Zoo features over 550 animals including giraffes, alligator, giant anteaters, cougars, eagles, river otters, exotic birds, kangaroo, giant fruit bats, and more.

8225 North Wickham Rd.,  Melbourne, Florida

321-254-9453

www.brevardzoo.org

 

Treetop Trek

Treetop Trek is a thrilling outdoor adventure where visitors have the opportunity to sour through the treetops on Ziplines up to 40 feet above the ground and navigate obstacles including jungle bridges, nets, ropes, and crab walks.

Multiple courses available at varying level of difficulties.

http://www.treetoptrek.com/

Located at the Brevard Zoo (zoo admission not included but not required).

8225 North Wickham Rd.,  Melbourne, Florida

321-254-9453

 

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, Florida

Phone: 321-242-0737

Hours: Tue –Sat.  10AM- 5PM, until 7PM on Thursday, Sunday 1PM – 5 PM

http://brevardmuseum.com/

 

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts 

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts preserves and displays an international collection of textiles through rotating public exhibitions and educational programs. Highlighting the collection are traditional handmade textiles, embroidery, garments and related accessories from Africa, Japan, India and Central Asia; European and North American embroidery, lace and samplers from the 17th through the 20th centuries; and contemporary wearable art and fiber arts.

Tue-Fri 10AM-4PM, Sat 12-4PM on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology

Phone: 321-674-8313

http://textiles.fit.edu/

Local Events

 

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

The Brevard Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility offering a diverse array of programming, including popular artists, Broadway touring shows, classical artists, ballet and contemporary dance, opera, country music artists, family-oriented events and children’s theatre. The 126,000-square-foot facility includes a 2016-seat performing arts hall, 250-seat Studio Theatre, art display areas, dance studios and rehearsal halls. In addition, the facility is available for meetings, weddings, business functions, graduations and other private events.

Located at the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College.

321-242-2219

http://www.kingcenter.com/

 

Festivals

Based on Florida Today article written by: Jennifer Sangalang

January to April is peak time for festivals in Brevard, where several organizations celebrate things such as strawberries and frog legs to Indian traditions, cuisine and culture. Most, if not all, the festivals benefit local charities. Pencil these in on your calendar, then as the date nears, pick up TgIF or visit floridatoday.com/entertainment.

•  Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, January

•  Pirates at the Pier, January

•  Florida Key Lime Pie Festival, January

•  Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, January

•  Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon, February

•  Mardi Gras street parties, February

•  Valkaria Airfest, February

•  Grant Seafood Festival, March

•  Greek Festival, March

•  Zonta Chocolate Festival, March

•  Easter Surf Fest, March

•  Melbourne Art Festival, April

 

Local theater

With five community theaters in Brevard, there’s something to see just about every weekend. Visit the websites below for shows and times.

•  Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne

•  Cocoa Village Playhouse

•  Melbourne Civic Theatre

•  Playhouse in Cocoa Beach

•  Titusville Playhouse