Space Coast – Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa Beach - holds a special place in the imagination of the United States as the home of the US space program. The city of Titusville is home to Kennedy Space Center, which along with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, is the hub of NASA’s space exploration program.
The Space Coast is not just famous for space exploration. Cocoa Beach is well known as a destination for surfers, with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean offering many opportunities for surfers both expert and novice alike to enjoy this well-loved sport.
The Space Coast is rich in natural beauty, and many guides are available for tours throughout the area. Nationally protected parks are all over the area, thanks to NASA. The space agency originally took over more land than it needed, but rather than parcel it off to private owners, these areas of land were turned into pristine national parks – the Canaveral National Seashore and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.