About Melbourne Beach
Melbourne Beach is Florida’s last small town beach community. Situated in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge it boasts a variety of wildlife and large tracts of preserved lands. The beaches here are some of the most diverse in the state and the Sebastian Inlet State Park offers incredible surfing and fishing. What I love about living in Melbourne Beach is its a quiet, safe, peaceful environment where everyone is laid back and you feel like your on vacation year round. While I am headed to show property or meet with clients I always see neighbors crossing A1A with beach chairs and surfboards. At night there are few street lights and the views of the stars are amazing. Many locals will go to the beach at night to watch rocket launches from the cape and look for sea turtles laying their eggs. People choose Melbourne Beach because its away from commercial development and mostly residential, there are few high rises on the beach, and it offers something for everyone.
Dining and Shopping
Conveniently situated between Vero Beach and Melbourne shoppers can drive or Uber a short distance to find a host of restaurants and malls.
Melbourne Beach is not known for its night life. The town pretty much shuts down after 9 pm when the local grocery store closes. People move here for the quiet peaceful communities not nightclubs and bars. The few places I recommend are Café Coconut Cove for a romantic sunset dinner. http://cafecoconutcove.com/ the New England Eatery http://www.newenglandeatery.com/ and Long Point Café for breakfast http://www.longpointcafe.com/ and finally for a full liquor bar on the ocean I would visit SBI/Copollas http://www.sbimelbournebeach.com/
Parks and Recreation
Sebastian Inlet State Park https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Sebastian-Inlet is one of the premier surfing and fishing destinations on the east coast. The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge also attracts visitors hoping to see a bobcat, bald eagle, or sea turtle nesting. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Archie_Carr/
You will need a car to live in Melbourne Beach. There is no bus service and an Uber ride is about $20 each way to either Vero or downtown Melbourne.