"Beach vacation one hour from ORLANDO" Top 5 Page for this destination Melbourne by gkitzmil
Melbourne Travel Guide: 116 reviews and 187 photos
Melbourne becomes somewhat of the "locator" for a host of small communities that neighbor one another. Melbourne is NOT on the beach but is on the Indian River. it is a nice sleepy community with a somewhat rehabed 'downtown.' Neighboring Melbourne Beach is across the River which is part of the intercoastal waterway, and adjoins Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach and stretches to Satellite Beach. If we consider beachfront hotels they can be in Indialantic or Indian Harbor Beach. Area restaurants are five minute apart but in different municipalities. It seems silly to place them in each little area but some I have placed in both. I started coming here in about 1988 and am here over 20 years later. There is a rougher part called West Melbourne but you won't be going there on vacation.
Overall this is a friendly beach community. There are Four major oceanfront hotels. Many local restaurants, some are staples: Bunky's!, the Cove, Bonefish Willie in Eau Gallie (across the causeway), Islands Grille, Megan O'Mally's Irish pub, and more.
a few things were blown away in 2005 but still sun, sand, seafood, and some are slowly returning
Relax, sit outside, enjoy good seafood, pasta or a steak. Take in the view of the Indian River! Have a glass of wine or... more travel advice
Their oceanfront rooms are priced comparable to the price of a suite at the Radisson here so not really such a good... more travel advice
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