Nature Destinations

Top Nature Destinations in Florida’s Space Coast

Florida’s Space Coast enjoys the reputation of having some of the best undeveloped coastal areas in Florida. The diverse ecosystems found here provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, along with outdoor recreation not easily located in many areas of the state.

Within this section of Space Coast Florida, you will find some of the top picks we have identified for your outdoor recreational interests in these natural Space Coast destinations. Follow the links provided below to explore these areas, and be sure to check back as this page will be updated frequently.

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The Canaveral National Seashore (located East of Titusville) is part of the U.S. National Parks system and is a unique Florida Space Coast naturalist destination which draws visitors from all around the world. Despite the popularity of the area, there are abundant opportunities to explore nature without crowds. Review our article about this top destination on Florida Nature Guide by clicking on this link.

Canaveral National Seashore Article Link

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Space Coast visitors seeking to view a wide variety of wildlife associated with Florida will want to take a trip to Black Point Wildlife Drive in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Take a leisurely drive, walk or bike along this 7 mile eco tour and view Florida wildlife in its natural habitat.

Merritt Island NWR Black Point Wildlife Drive

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Local residents and visitors alike will enjoy a trip to the Viera Wetlands (Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands) to observe a wide variety of local wildlife.  Follow this link to our article from Florida Nature Guide for more information.

Viera Wetlands map

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Although located just outside the Brevard County Space Coast area, Tosohatchee WMA has become a popular destination for naturalist interests such as hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping and wildlife viewing.  Read our Tosohatchee Review on Florida Nature Guide and learn more about the area by clicking on this link.

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These “Old Florida” destinations have escaped the development found in many major metropolitan areas.  Nevertheless, most of these natural adventures also have the benefit of being only a short distance from the creature comforts of our local communities.

Florida Nature Guide LinkWhen planning to explore some of these top nature destinations found in the Space Coast, be sure to browse our Florida Nature Guide site for more articles to benefit your outdoor experience. Within the pages and articles provided, you will find links to maps, overviews, trail guides and wildlife identification guides to make your visit a memorable one. The site is divided into specific areas of naturalist interests, so review our site navigation advice to get the most out of the information provided.

One of the pages which is of great benefit to Florida visitors and residents alike is the “Field Guides” page on our “Wildlife Viewing” section of Florida Nature Guide.   Within this site, we have provided inks to the SW Florida Water Management District Wildlife Field Guides in addition to many other resources of interest for Florida naturalist adventures.  These condensed field guides can be downloaded and printed for your use while exploring the many natural eco-systems encountered in the Florida Space Coast.

One absolute “Must Have” when planning to explore some of the many natural public lands found in or near Florida’s Space Coast is the Space Coast Adventure Guide provided by Visit Space Coast.  The pages within this guide provide a wealth of information about not only Space Coast nature destinations, but the surrounding areas as well.