Lounging on a warm sandy beach has its greatest attraction when the home weather reports tell of howling winds, and roads closed with snow and ice. It’s time to smile, happy that you chose Florida’s Space Coast for the winter.
If you are seeking miles of sandy beaches, or thinking about visiting the site of the Kennedy Space Centre, then you might select Space Coast RV Resort, part of the Encore family of RV Resorts. Located in Rockledge, this resort is handy to the sea, with its promises of sun and surf, and the big fish that got away. The inner coast is protected by long barrier islands protecting the inner waters from the brunt of the sea.
This town of 25,000 is small enough for quiet enjoyment, yet big enough to have the necessary shops for your supplies. Groves in the Indian River region are considered to be the best for sweet, juicy citrus, which is something to think about on one of your exploration drives. Many of the smaller streets are lined with tall trees that overhang the roadway offering pleasant driving experiences and, and of course, a drive along the water will reveal a large number of wharves pointing to a future adventure at sea.
These are also places to photograph some terrific morning sunrises. Imagine, a brilliant red sun just emerging from the ocean spreading a yellow path across the rippling water, flaming the broken cumulus clouds above with crimsons, pinks, and yellows to contrast with darker shadows in the clouds. Unbeatable! This has to be one of the best places to get those special sunrise pictures.
Space Coast RV Resort’s administration A-frame building shows its heritage from an earlier era. The streets are paved and marked with one-way arrows to help keep you heading toward your campsite. There are 149 mobile homes and 118 RV sites. Some of these are back-in sites and nicely shaded with mature oak, and pine trees. RVs fit easily on gravel pads next to the picnic table and grassy lot. Dogs are welcome, but there is a size limit.
After a day sightseeing you’ll feel like relaxing, perhaps with a game of horseshoes, or maybe shuffleboard, and then cool down at the pool. After that, it’s time to place your lounge chair under the spreading limbs of a shady tree and lose yourself in a good book.
You shouldn’t lack for things to do. The Space Coast region has a large number of parks and walking areas. There are also many miles of bike trails. Just an hour west of the Resort is Disney World, which is still a great tourist draw and a great outing for when the grandchildren visit. Not far away to the east is the Kennedy Space Centre with much to see and do. There are several top notch golf clubs in the area as well.
Many people drive to the historic community of Cocoa. It was founded in 1860 and still has many of its original buildings. There is a self-guided tour, and those with smartphones can scan the QR code on the building’s front, and learn about the history. It’s a relaxing day with plenty of places to rest and have a meal.
Big attractions for fishermen are the numerous Port Canaveral fishing charters that provide half-day or full day, action on the sea. Just bring yourself. The gear, snacks, and fun are provided. If you don’t want a charter, numerous small fishing boats are available, or you can just fish from a pier.
Port Canaveral is a stop for many large cruise ships and is a good place to book short cruises, three to fifteen nights, ranging to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Port Canaveral also brags about its beach with its miles of sand, and views of dolphins, turtles, and manatees.
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, located near the Kennedy Space Centre, is a huge protected area that provides both hiking, and driving trails. The opportunities are great for seeing a large variety of animals in terrain that ranges from saltwater marshes, to higher treed areas, and also sand dunes. Bobcats and deer, and even the Florida panther are some of the species you may be lucky enough to encounter.
Long time resident Linda says, “Space Coast RV is a hidden treasure in Rockledge. We have been coming here for 17 years. There is so much to see and do, to name a few things, Cocoa Village, beautiful beaches, and the wild life sanctuary. If you like shopping, or golf, they have it all, very close and convenient. Such a wonderful place.
Good weather with lots of sunshine, and a myriad things to keep you busy. These all add up to a fine way to spend the winter.
Until November 15, 2016, book a 3 month seasonal stay at Space Coast RV Resort and pay just $763/ month! To book, call 904-257-8434 and mention promo code EBSC16