You may know about the Kennedy Space Center and the gorgeous 72 miles of beaches but there are a few hidden gems in the Space Coast that you might not know about. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered. Today, we reveal some of Brevard County’s best-kept secrets.
Mrs. Mango & Company
Head over to Rockledge and you will find Mrs. Mango & Company. When you walk into the herb shop, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and a complimentary cup of hot or iced tea. Guests can purchase anything from medicinal and cooking herbs to teas and natural honey. Anneke Langendonk (a.k.a Mrs. Mango) opened the shop in order to share her family’s ongoing traditions of natural healing. After her passing several years ago, her granddaughter and youngest daughter have happily carried on her store.
Cocoa Beach Surf Company
The Cocoa Beach Surf Company has everything you need for a beach day or a caffeine fix. Its surf shop offers brand name swimsuits and clothing as well as surf and skim board rentals. If you get hungry, stop by the Shark Pit Bar & Grill for a bite and enjoy the 5,600-gallon shark and exotic fish tank. Coffee lovers have no fear, there is a Starbucks inside for all of your caffeine needs. The Cocoa Beach Surf Company has a little bit for everyone. Make sure you visit so you can prepare yourself for the many great surfing spots found along the Space Coast.
Fox Lake Sanctuary
The 2,568 acres of nature in the Fox Lake Sanctuary is home to various habitats. It is located in Titusville and managed by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. Anyone venturing here can enjoy its 7 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and beautiful scenic views. Fox Lake Park is adjacent to the sanctuary and there guests can go fishing, kayaking, and attend the annual Fox Lake Christmas Festival of Crafts and Snow Fest.
Manatee Cove Park
Have you ever wanted to see a real life wild manatee? Look no further than Manatee Cover Park in Merritt Island. The community river park offers a refuge for the manatees as well as fishing and canoeing. You may get lucky and even spot a bottlenose dolphin too. There is even a picnic area with grills so you can relax and share a meal after your fun filled day.
The Historic Pritchard House
Travel back in time at the Pritchard House in Titusville. Built in 1891, it is furnished with furniture and accessories from that time. Guests can take a tour of the house and the gardens. It is even available for rentals for weddings, private parties, and other occasions. Even though it has been restored, much of the house has its original features.
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