Beaches in Brevard County, FL for More Than Just Getting a Tan

Brevard County is filled with beautiful beaches covered in white sand and blue water. Along with other hidden gems on the space coast, there are many beaches that local Brevardians flock to specifically to stay active. There are many activities available such as kayaking, fishing, or surfing. From Cape Canaveral, all the way down to the Sebastian Inlet, here are some beaches where you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities.

Kayaking & Fishing – Sebastian Inlet State Park

Kayaking and Fishing

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This three-mile beach along the Brevard County/Indian River County border provides more than just sunbathing and swimming. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, searching for seashells, and much more. Try canoeing and kayaking in the Indian River Lagoon as well as fishing for redfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and much more. There is a little something for everyone at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

Surfing – Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

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There’s a good reason why pro surfer Kelly Slater calls Cocoa Beach home. Cocoa Beach is one of the most popular surf spots on the entire East Coast and offers three different spots to catch some waves. “First Peak” is located in the town’s southern most jetty, where the most competitive surfers go. There are also other local breaks such as “second peak” and “third peak.”

For those looking for surfing lessons, the Ron Jon Surf School  or Cocoa Beach Surf Company can teach you how to paddle out and identify safe waves to surf on. With Cocoa Beach being one of the best surf spots in all of Florida, expect some company when you paddle out.

Dog-Friendly – Canova Beach

Canova Beach is the only pet friendly beach in Brevard County, FL

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This beach is close to Melbourne and is the only pet-friendly beach in all of Brevard County. While your furry friend does need to be on a leash, pets of any breed are welcome to enjoy the sand and sea free of charge. All dogs need to be up to date on vaccinations and licenses.

Looking for something to do after a day at the beach? Everything Brevard has a list of special events going on throughout the entire year!