Welcome to Satellite Beach
The city of Satellite Beach is situated on Florida’s Space Coast in Brevard County. It is the largest beach side community in South Brevard and has both river and ocean frontage. Its eastern border is the Atlantic Ocean and the western border is the Indian River. This city is part of the South Beaches and is located on the local barrier island. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Satellite Beach has a total area of 4.3 square miles. 2.9 square miles is land and 1.4 square miles is water.
In 1994, Satellite Beach was awarded the first annual Florida Excellence in Coastal Management Award.
In 2010, the city began planning for a rise in sea level.
In 2011, the city became one of a few areas in the United States participating in an initiative to install solar panels on municipal buildings.
The annual Ocean, Reef and Beach Festival is organized by the Surfrider Foundation, Pure Ocean TV Productions and Anglers for Conservation.
The city maintains an active list of about 80 volunteers (“Neighbor Helping Neighbor” program) who helps out where requested, often senior citizens, whose mobility is impaired.
The city has several parks, recreational facilities and natural landscapes.
Hightower Beach Park was renovated by a community partnership with Montecito Community Development District and state funds in 2013. The 15 acres (6.1 ha) park contains the natural dune system and has a boardwalk along the coastline. Surfers use the beach.
RC’s Beach and Buccaneer Beach are named for a former Royal Castle hamburger kiosk and the Buccaneer Condos, respectively. They are used for surfing.
Coconut Point Park is a 36.9-acre (14.9 ha) community beach side park and sea turtle nesting site. The park is listed in the state of Florida Great Birding Trail. Shorebirds include black-bellied plovers, red knots, gannets, seabirds , and red-throated loons.
The David R. Schechter Community Center is a recreational community center. It hosts gatherings, community special events, classes, programs, and other activities.
Pelican Beach Park was renovated in 2007. During the summer months, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society conducts weekly sea turtle tours. The north dune crossover is called “Pelican” by the local surfers.
Samson’s Island is a 52-acre park. It was renovated from an island overrun with exotic plants. Volunteers have worked since 1991 to develop it. It is only accessible by boat. There are butterflies, gopher tortoises, armadillos, squirrels and snakes — black racers and coachwhips. There are 30 species of birds. The island contains trails, bird watching, camping areas, wildlife, and picnic areas. Samson’s Island has trails for biking and hiking.
The Satellite Beach Sports and Recreation Park contains 35 acres . It has a walking trail, skate park, dog park, Frisbee fields, soccer fields and volleyball courts.
Gemini Beach Park is a 2 acres park nestled between Ellwood and Park Avenue and contains dunes, sea turtles, and bird life.
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