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Palm Bay, Florida Real Estate & Information

John & Becky are Palm Bay Realtors, offering Palm Bay real estate services and area information. As a team, they are able to cover a wide territory to include Melbourne, Palm Bay and other south Brevard County real estate opportunities. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Palm Bay, Florida or surrounding area please contact John and Becky today.

Palm Bay, Florida Area Information
With its 72 miles of beaches, abundant riverfront and sunny weather, Brevard County is one big playground for recreational enthusiasts. Beaches & Parks (1) Camping, fishing, boating, swimming and surfing opportunities are available at South Brevard beach parks. For more information on Palm Bay's attractions, phone the Greater Palm Bay Chamber at: (321) 951-9998.

Boating in Palm Bay, Florida
Sailing at all levels is enjoyed in Brevard's numerous waterways. The Indian and Banana Rivers are ideal for small craft and sailboarders, while larger sailboats have access to the Atlantic Ocean. Sailboarders can enjoy both the ocean and rivers as well. Canoe and kayak rental is also available locally.

Fishing in Palm Bay, Florida
The Indian and Banana Rivers offer an abundance of fresh and saltwater fish. Mather's Bridge and the Melbourne, Eau Gallie and Pineda Causeways are all good river-fishing locations. Excellent saltwater spots include Sebastian Inlet Jetty and the Canaveral Pier. Deep sea and river fishing charters are available throughout the county. Freshwater fishing areas include Lake Poinsett and Lake Washington. Freshwater fishing licenses are required.

Surfing in Palm Bay, Florida
The Easter Surfing Festival and the National Kidney Foundation Labor Day Surfing Festival are two major surfing events held each year in Brevard. Favorite surf spots include Sebastian Inlet, the Indialantic Boardwalk and the PAFB Hangars, Local surf shops sell and rent boards.
Diving and Snorkeling in Palm Bay, Florida
The underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean is full of reefs, sea life and wrecks, making diving and snorkeling some of the county's most popular sports. Several miles oft the coast, Brevard reefs are home to a variety of marine life including lobster, octopus and sea turtles.

Palm Bay in Focus
Easy Access Palm Bay is located midway between Jacksonville and Miami on Florida's East Coast in Southern Breyard County. Covering 65 square miles, Palm Bay is the sixth largest city in Florida. It is adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon, which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Only minutes away, the Atlantic Ocean is easily accessible. This area offers one of the last undeveloped stretches of shoreline on the East Coast of Florida. Palm Bay's location makes it the perfect launch pad for all the areas of interest Central Florida offers. It provides easy access to Kennedy Space Center, 45 miles north, and spectacular views of Space Shuttle launches. Disney World, Universal Studios, and all of Orlando's attractions are only 60 miles west.
Trivia: The city of Palm Bay is the 19th most populated city in Florida.

Recreation in Palm Bay, Florida
An abundance of recreational opportunities are available with jet skiing, sail boarding, surfing, sailing, swimming, shell collecting, or just relaxing near the water's edge. Non-water enthusiasts will find movie theaters, tennis courts, golf courses, and shopping centers within Palm Bay.

Wildlife Turkey Creek Sanctuary (See Map Location #2)
This unique sanctuary is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals. Walk the 4.000-foot boardwalk and view the natural habitat of three of Florida's distinct plant communities. The Margaret Hames Nature Interpretive Center for classroom teaching and an archeological artifacts museum can be found in the preserve. Non-motorized boating is encouraged. Canoe and kayak rentals are available locally. For more information, call: (321) 951-9998.

Sand Pine Ridge
Located above Turkey Creek, this classic scrub area found only in Florida, features gopher tortoise, turtles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, indigo snakes, rattlesnakes and the endangered Florida mouse. Sand pine, scrub and turkey oaks, cactus, wiregrass, scrub paw paw and large flowered rosemary are the dominant flora. An incredible variety of bird species migrate here in the fall and spring seasons.

Wet Hammock
The mature forest surrounding Turkey Creek is known as the "wet hammock", and is full of canopy trees like laurel oaks, red maple, sugarberry, the sabal or cabbage palm (Florida's state tree), river otter, water turtles, alligators, manatees and several species of fish. This area is an important stopping place for migratory birds like the rare white pelican. Beneath the wet hammock is a unique geological rock statue called the "Anastasia Formation" that hosts a bed of fossil bones over 250,000 years old.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (3)
A well designed self-guiding wildlife drive where you can enjoy the physical environment, all kinds of birds-including wood starks, brown pelicans, the Southern bald eagle, alligators, turtles, raccoons, armadillos and manatees.

Stick Marsh
Open to the public for fishing anytime, no special licenses or stamps are needed other than the regular fishing license requirements. Bass fishing is strictly catch-and-release. Anglers may keep any other type of fish according to state regulations. Other fish found in the waters are black crappie (specks), bluegill, redear sunfish, bullhead and catfish. There are no facilities at Stick Marsh. The dirt boat ramp is at an approximate 45-degree angle. A 4-wheel drive may be necessary.

Turtle Season
Brevard County beaches host the largest and most famous endangered sea turtle nesting areas in the United States. Tourists are encouraged to participate in nightly Turtle Walks from May 1 to October 31. Call the Brevard Turtle Preservation Society for more information at: (321) 676-1701.

Florida Tech Botanical Garden (4)
The 30-acre Garden is a picturesque natural retreat that everyone can enjoy. Containing sandy uplands of pines, palmettos and hardwoods, including oaks, maples and hickories, the landscape has more than 2,000 palms representing nearly 200 species. Call for more information: (321) 674-8086.

Fishing Bass & More
Fishing opportunities go well beyond what the typical angler is accustomed to. The area has countless freshwater creeks, streams, the Indian River Lagoon. and the nationally known Stick Marsh, where bass abound. Manatee lovers will delight at the chance to get 'up close and personal' with these gentle warm water creatures.

The Captain's House. (7) (5)
Just 20 minutes South of Palm Bay, the Sebastian Inlet State Park provides ocean access for sport fishing from your own boat or on one of numerous charter fleets. The Inlet's fishing jetties are famous for big catches.

Parks in Palm Bay, Florida

8 Convenient Locations
Palm Bay currently operates and maintains eight public park sites throughout the City. On one of the sites, the Palm Bay Community Center offers leisure and indoor activities such as dance, aerobics, and children's sports. Adjacent to the center is Turkey Creek Sanctuary, 113-acres of natural vegetation. A quaint educational nature center, workout trail and the original Palm Bay Library are located near the park's entrance. (6) Palm Bay Regional Park, a 200-acre area in northwest Palm Bay with lighted soccer fields and a cricket field, provides loads of family recreation.

Arts & Culture in Palm Bay, Florida
An abundance of talented artists, musicians and actors contribute to a lively arts community in Brevard. The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts plays host to symphonies, opera, ballet, Broadway musicals, jazz, comedy, children's events and much more. Other theatres include the Melbourne Civic Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre.

The Brevard Museum of Art & Science features artists from around the world, and offers interactive children's exhibits and a full schedule of art classes and workshops throughout the year. Other museums in the area include the Margaret Homes Nature Center, the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science in Cocoa, the Titusville Historic Museum, and Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation Museum and the Air Force Space Museum.

Dozens of galleries and historic displays are located throughout the county. Art and cultural festivals are scheduled year round.

For dates and event information, call the Brevard Cultural Alliance Arts line at: (321) 690-6819.

John & Becky Boncek - Your Palm Bay REALTORS

See: www.palmbayflorida.org the official city website

Source: Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce


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