Our little town of Melbourne Beach is one of the 16 communities which make up Florida’s Space Coast. Named for the famous Kennedy Space Center, the Space Coast offers spectacular views of the many rocket launches which occur throughout the year. Growing up in Melbourne Beach, it was always a rush of excitement the day or evening of a launch. Everyone both young and old would gather at the beach, the bridges, or any of the other perfect spots to watch the sparkling bright light of a rocket shoot off into the sky and listen for the boom that signaled an amazing journey was beginning. It is such an incredible gift to live close enough to the Kennedy Space Center to be able to actually witness the miracle of a rocket or shuttle launching into space.
If you are visiting Melbourne Beach, you should definitely try and make the short trip up to the space center to see for yourself where the magic happens. If you are lucky enough to be here during a scheduled launch, then a short walk from The SeaGlass Inn to the beach will give you an incredible view of the action, something that is sure to be one of the highlights of your vacation! The next launch is scheduled to go off in just a few days, on Monday August 31st at 6:07 am. I know it sounds early, but trust me, it’s worth it to pull yourself out of those comfy beds of ours and catch the sunrise and launch on the beach; what a perfect start to your day! Another launch is scheduled for October 30th at 12:00 pm. Keep in mind that every once in a while, complications occur which can cause delays or a reschedule; we are talking about launching rockets into space after all! Either way you will be sure to have an unforgettable trip when you stay with us at The SeaGlass Inn Bed and Breakfast!
For a full list of all the upcoming launches, click here