Indian Harbour Beach
Indian Harbour Beach is a quiet vacation destination just minutes from Melbourne, FL. Sitting on an island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Indian Harbour Beach offers visitors a laid back, relaxing atmosphere. Families and vacationers will enjoy spending time lounging on the beach, participating in watersports, or visiting the Kennedy Space Center – only a half hour’s drive from the resort. Indian Harbour Beach is also located just an hour from all Orlando has to offer including the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Universal Studios and Sea World!
While visiting Indian Harbour Beach – part of the Florida Space Coast – let Oceanique Resort accommodate your vacation! Featuring a spacious 1,300 square-feet per unit, these two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites will not disappoint. Providing a fully-stocked kitchen and gorgeous oceanfront views, Oceanique delivers an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
The Main Attraction
Indian Harbour Beach sits on the east coast, minutes south of Satellite Beach, a short drive from Melbourne, and only 20 minutes from Cocoa Beach in central Florida. Surrounded by water – with the ocean on one side and a channel on the other – Indian Harbour Beach provides visitors plenty of recreational activities, watersports and beach time.
Vacationers are drawn to Brevard County for its laid back atmosphere and abundance of outdoor activities. Hiking on trails, kayaking, fishing and prime cookout locations can all be found in the area surrounding Oceanique Resort at the many sanctuaries and community parks. Visitors have a wide range of options when visiting Indian Harbour Beach.
For an experience of a lifetime, tour the Kennedy Space Center, only half an hour’s drive from Indian Harbour Beach. Featuring a variety of different tour options, the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to see around the Space Center, to visit the Astronaut Hall of Fame, to view IMAX movies about space, to experience interactive simulators and more. Additionally, enjoy Lunch with an Astronaut! For more information about the different tours offered, visit The Kennedy Space Center Tours.
For more family fun, head to Orlando – only about an hour and a half away – and visit the world-famous Disney and Universal theme parks.
Disney World Theme Parks & Sea World
Oceanique Resort is located just a short hour from all Orlando has to offer – but you’re located on the ocean instead of in the city! The Disney Theme Parks and Sea World are a quick & easy drive FL-528, making this an excellent vacation spot for those that want to spend a few days at theme parks but also want a relaxing beach vacation.
Shopping in the Indian Harbour Beach area provides a good variety. Up the road in Satellite Beach, shoppers will find surf shops, bike shops and souvenir shops. West, in Melbourne, there are larger shopping plazas like Melbourne Square, as well as a historic downtown area featuring small boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries and dining.
Cocoa Beach is approximately 12.5 miles from Indian Harbour Beach, and features shopping malls, surf and skate shops, specialty stores and art galleries, as well as various restaurants and entertainment venues. Visit the historic downtown Cocoa Village for boutiques, arts & crafts, gourmet food shops, and more. For the latest trends, check out the Merritt Square Mall, which features popular, name brand stores, as well as a movie theater.
If you’re visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, stop by the Cove Marketplace at Port Canaveral, located on the Space Coast. There you will find original local artwork, jewelry, pottery, souvenirs and much more! Dine on the waterfront when you visit The Cove – a recreation district at Port Canaveral, which features restaurants, shops and much more. Watch the cruise ships set sail, or enjoy the dancing, karaoke and nightlife.
When it comes to dining diversity, Indian Harbour Beach is on point! Featuring numerous restaurants, ranging from finger foods to gourmet, casual to dress-up, bars to fine dining – Indian Harbour Beach offers something for even the pickiest eaters.
Less than two and a half miles from Oceanique Resort is The Palm Café & Bar located in the Kiwi Tennis Club. This elegant restaurant features casual gourmet dining and overlooks the tennis courts. Serving lunch and dinner, as well as drinks on the Breezeway Bar, The Palm Café offers a variety of items, including fresh seafood, chicken, beef, pork, pastas, salads, soups, and much more. The dinner menu ranges from $5 to $50, with reasonable prices on entrees. Don’t miss out on the dinner special of two entrees and a bottle of house wine for only $40! The Palm Café is a six-time winner of the “Best of Indian Harbour Beach” award, and is an excellent option for a quiet night out.
Another more family-friendly dining option is the Hula Moon Tiki Grill, located at 1900 Florida A1A, less than three miles from the resort. Hula Moon offers Polynesian-influenced American dining, and includes items such as sandwiches, tacos, and bowls (chicken, beef, pork and tuna). More traditional selections include pastas, fried seafood, salads, and burgers – and don’t miss the children’s menu! Hula Moon also features a full bar.
For other restaurants, check out Dining in Cocoa Beach. Only a 12-mile drive, approximately, Cocoa Beach offers oceanfront dining and live entertainment. If you’re up for the 20-mile drive, port dining, nightlife and plenty of entertainment await in Cape Canaveral.
The Great Outdoors
Watersports in Indian Harbour Beach offer an excellent way to stay cool on a sunny summer day. In addition to jet ski and boat rentals, Indian Harbour Beach features kayaking and surfing on the coast and air boat rides about 15 miles inland on the St. Johns River. For land activities, vacationers will enjoy hiking in the many community parks and nature reserves in the area, as well as horseback riding, zip-lining, fishing, and bird watching! Bike riding is also a popular activity in the outer banks, as there are miles of beach to cover.
For some helpful information on outdoor activities in Indian Harbour Beach and the surrounding area, visit: www.beachliving-fl.com/thingstodo.htm.
Out of This World Fun
Indian Harbour Beach is part of what is known as the Space Coast, an area near the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. A drive to the center would take approximately half an hour from Oceanique Resort; however, the drive is well worth it. Blast into outer space with the Shuttle Launch Experience, or have lunch with an actual astronaut! Learn what life would be like in a space shuttle, and tour the Space Center. There are several different guided tours available, including a drive to the shuttle launch pad, and a walk through the Launch Control Center. Visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/tours.aspx for pricing and more information. This is an out-of-this-world experience that you won’t want to miss when visiting the Space Coast!
There are several laid back bars in the Indian Harbour Beach area that are perfect for winding down with good company and a cocktail in hand.
Keep the party going and grab a cab to Cocoa Beach, where you will find Heidi’s Jazz Club, Coconuts on the Beach, and Sandbar Sports Grill for live music and cool vibes. There are countless beachfront bars and restaurants to choose from in Cocoa, so take your pick. Whether you enjoy a late dinner then head home, or stay and welcome the sunrise, Cocoa Beach is a hot spot for nightlife.
The Main Events
The Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon is Florida’s oldest race, according to www.spacecoastmarathon.com. Starting in Cocoa Village, both marathon and half marathon runners will run along the coast, stopping at 14 space-themed stations along the way. Be sure to sign up early for this November event, and let Oceanique Resort accommodate your stay on the Space Coast!