"Beach vacation one hour from ORLANDO" Top 5 Page for this destination Melbourne by gkitzmil

Melbourne Travel Guide: 117 reviews and 183 photos

Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Satellite Beach

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

more soon, I promise

  • Last visit to Melbourne: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2009
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 11:32 PM

    very interesting museum, lots of history! We have a "pirates' bar" in Luhansk, Ukraine!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 7:39 PM

    This is a whole different to the one I lived in:-).. I'm still dying to do an airboat ride. Excellent seafood.. great. The treasure museum sounds terrific to visit

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2003 at 2:28 PM

    Great page Greg! Aaaah, how I wish to be here for a day or two, drinking some Pappa Hemmingway's daquiri, relax and enjoy some Florida sunshine! :-))

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2003 at 2:13 PM

    ocean cruise, lots to eat, gambling, sounds great!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2003 at 5:12 PM

    HaHa, I first expected Melbourne / Australia... - But this is even better with a FREE cruise ;-))) - and NO-one would see me gambling there...

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