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Melborne beach for first-timers?

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Melborne beach for first-timers?

We have teenagers and would like to spend one day at the beach while playing at Disney World the rest of the week.

We are thinking about Melbourne Beach.

Our kids haven't seen the beach, so we want it to be a special beach/ocean experience.

Do you just pull over and bring your towel and lunch and such, or is there a public beach?

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1. Re: Melborne beach for first-timers?

Melbourne Beach has a good beach access in the heart of town, just a short walk to a variety of food, drink and merchandise. You could even stroll over to the river pier and see Melbourne Beach from one end to the other.

I would suggest taking the Beachline (528) straight to A1A in Cocoa Beach, about 30 miles north of Melbourne Beach. Head south and you'll see public beach accesses all along A1A, so you can simply pick one that looks good to you. I'm not sure what your kids would consider a "special" beach experience, but if you want to avoid potential crowds (weekends mainly), keep driving south. You may find a long stretch of beach that you can have all to yourselves, and if you go on a bright sunny day, the ocean will be breathtaking.

Hope you have fun!

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2. Re: Melborne beach for first-timers?

since you have teenagers stay up in the Cocoa beach area. Melbourne Beach is a longer drive and has small quiet beaches, you might enjoy it but your teenagers will be bored.

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3. Re: Melborne beach for first-timers?

Next week is spring break for Brevard County. If that's when you will be here all of the beaches will be crowded. Otherwise the Boardwalk at A1A & 1-92 (also known as 5th Avenue) is the kids hangout because you can walk to several restaurants, shops, etc. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando so may be easier unless you want less crowds. As previous poster suggested there are many other spots in between the 2 that have beach access however in some areas the beach has a lot of rocks, especially just south of Patrick Air Force Base. Makes is harder to swim in those areas. No matter which you decide you may want to stop at Ron Jon's in Cocoa Beach just so they can say they've been there.

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