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Why Famous
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex - The most famous attraction in the area, which brought on the nickname \"Space Coast.\"
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - A vast nature reserve featuring endangered Florida wildlife, like manatees and bald eagles, in Titusville.
  • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - Has a variety of manned and unmanned launch pads.

 

Facts Destination
  • Brevard is named after Theodore Washington Brevard, who served as State Comptroller.
  • Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast.
  • \"Mosquito County\" was formed while the state was still a territory. This eventually became three new counties one of which was \"Saint Lucia County\" - which was renamed Brevard County.

 

Area Info
  • Brevard County lies along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Brevard County is in East Central Florida and has a total area of 1,557 square miles.
  • Located half-way between Jacksonville, Florida and Miami, Brevard County is an extra-long county, extending over 70 miles from north to south.
  • The official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894, although most of the county\'s administration is performed from Viera.
  • Brevard County has more than one county courthouse and sheriff\'s office because of its elongated north-south county lines.
Why Visit
  • Canaveral National Seashore.
  • Cocoa Beach has the smoothest and shallowest water and is a unique mecca for surfers across the country.
  • Cruises - Evening and extended cruises popular for their casino facilities which are not available on land.
  • Exciting deep water sport, fishing and charter boats are offered by private operators in Port Canaveral.
  • Water - Rent jet-skis, ski boats, sailboats, canoes, and kayaks. Tours on airboats through the St. Johns River are also offered.
Best Time
  • It has a distinct wet and dry season. The dry lasts from December through May. The wet from June through November. So it’s better to visit in dry seasons.
  • Moreover it’s colder in January so the warmest months, July and August with average highs of 90 °F (32 °C); average lows 72.2 are preferred.
Transport
  • Brevard County has transportation available in the usual modes for a coastal county - highways, shipping, and airlines.
  • Public transportation is provided by Space Coast Area Transit.
  • Private taxi.

 

Precautions
  • Don\'t feed the manatees, dolphins and alligators, as all three are protected species, and all interaction is prohibited, they may attack humans in the water.
  • Sunburn can occur even on cloudy days. Re-apply sun-block regularly.
  • Life preservers are essential for motorized water activities.
  • Lightning: Wait out storms in your vehicle, under dry shelter (not a tree) or indoors.
  • Hurricanes: The six-month hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.
Lifestyle
  • The cultural calendar on the Space Coast is jam packed with outdoor events, festivals, art shows and musical programs every weekend. 
  • Indoors, the Maxwell King Center for the Performing Arts leads the way with famous vocalists, plays, comedians and rock stars, not to mention our own Brevard Symphony Orchestra.
  • Local talent center such as the Henegar Center and Melbourne Auditorium, the Cocoa Village Playhouse, the Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach and Emma Parrish Theater in Titusville.