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Patrick AFB Relocation: A Trip To The Beaches

This article is part of "The Patrick AFB Online Relocation Package".


One of the best things about a relocation to Patrick AFB is the 72 miles of coastline. The beaches here are some of the best in Florida, and directly across from the base are some of the nicest beaches in Brevard County.

The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department runs 13 ocean beach parks as well as 42 beach access sites. In addition to these parks many cities run their own beach parks too. Many of these parks have restrooms, showers, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

The Cocoa Beach Pier is a very popular location for surfing, tourists and locals alike. It can get very busy on the weekends, but if you want to be around a young active crowd, that is probably the beach for you. Cocoa Beach is also home to the world famous Ron Jon's surf shop, open 24 hours a day every day. As a side note, and for those of you old enough to remember, Cocoa Beach is also the fictional home of Major Nelson and Jeannie from the "I Dream of Jeannie" sitcom of the mid sixites. There is a street named "I Dream Of Jeannie Lane" at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.

At the very southern end of Brevard County (about 40 min from the base) is the Sebastian Inlet State Park. It's a beautiful park and they boast some of the best surfing on the east coast. In fact, they have surfing competitions about every month.

Whatever your desire, busy or secluded, there is a beach area to fit your desires. Just make sure to bring your sunscreen.

Brevard County Beach Parks:

Cherie Down Park
Lori Wilson Park
Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park
Bonsteel Park
Canova Beach Park
Coconut Point Park
Howard E. Futch Memorial Park at Paradise Beach
Irene H. Canova Park
Juan Ponce de Leon Landing
S.P.R.A. Park
Seagull Park
Spessard Holland North Beach Park
Spessard Holland South Beach Park

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John S Murphy is a full-time REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite in Melbourne, FL. He is also the creator of, a website that specializes in PCS, DOD, and Civilian relocations to Patrick Air Force Base, FL. --- Doing a home search?  Visit his website and search the entire Brevard County MLS.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJohn S. Murphy • June 23 2008 12:01PM


Hi John,
Great addition to your relocation package, the photos are marvelous.  Giving you a feature in the Military Relocation group.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) almost 11 years ago

John: Good information and great way to feature the beach with your pictures. This is great information for people moving to the area.  Congrats on the Feature, keep up the good work with your relocation package online. 


Posted by Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate, Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill (!Daley Real Estate) almost 11 years ago