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Satellite Beach, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida

Satellite Beach is a small community located on Florida’s Space Coast in Brevard County. Located just south of Patrick Air Force Base, Satellite Beach is situated along the central Atlantic coast, and lies between the Atlantic coast and the Indian River Lagoon. Its proximity to Patrick Air Force Base makes Satellite Beach a favorite of military families. It is the largest beachside community in South Brevard.

A visual of Satellite Beach at Sunrise.
A visual of Satellite Beach at Sunrise. File photo: Jesse Kunerth, Shutter Stock, licensed.

About The Community

Certainly, the beaches here are less crowded than nearby Cocoa Beach, and even the water seems to be more turquoise than it is at points further north. The coast is lined by low-rise condos except for the beachfront Pelican Beach Park, which attracts family crowds, especially on weekends. The beach is patrolled in the summer, and its shallow waters make it that much safer for children.


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Patrick Air Force Base, now a Space Force Base
ROSA Radar Dish under a beautiful sunset along the Florida Coast near Patrick Air Force Base, now a Space Force Base. File photo: Guy In Utah, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Satellite Beach was incorporated in 1957, and today over ten thousand people call it home. The space program, now the new Space Force, and Patrick Air Force Base has contributed greatly to the development of Satellite Beach. It has a wide range of neighborhood developments, including the upscale, exclusive community of Tortoise Island. Outdoor recreation of residents and visitors includes swimming, beachcombing, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, boating, fishing, and sunbathing on the beach.


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Conveniently situated between two major causeways, residents and tourists have easy access to nearby shops, malls, and restaurants. More and more people have discovered the advantages of Satellite Beach: scenic beauty, convenient location, great schools, and numerous recreational opportunities. There are a number of golf courses, skateboard parks, ball fields, lake and beachside parks near the town that are very popular with locals.


Vicinity of Satellite Beach


Pelican Beach Park has sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, covered pavilions and a playground. Families with young children home in there regularly. The nearby Samson’s Island Nature Park is popular with nature lover and offers nature trails, camping and fishing. Surf fishers should head over to Seagull Park.

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The health conscious and athletic finds great facilities at the Satellite Beach Gymnasium, which is home to the Police Athletic League, Youth Basketball Program and the Blue Thunder, a competitive girls’ basketball team. A men’s basketball league, youth basketball training sessions, as well as the volleyball programs are very popular with residents.

Brevard Zoo
Brevard Zoo, a 75 acre facility located in Melbourne, Florida, is just 11 miles from Satellite Beach. The zoo is home to more than 900 animals. File photo: Thomas Kelley, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Residents of Satellite Beach typically are affluent married couples between the ages of 45 and 64. It is popular with retirees, though many are business owners or managers. Most residents live in suburban single-family homes valued above the national average.

Sunrise over the Ocean in Satellite Beach Florida. File photo: Dale Borchardt, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Satellite Beach has a semi-tropical climate that becomes quite warm and humid during the months of June, July and August. Short, frequent showers and thunderstorms are generally local. Large tropical storms can bring high winds and inundating rainfalls, but due to excellent weather forecasting, people receive timely warning time, be up to a week. September and October remain warm, with quite a few showers in September. November to February is sunny with pleasant daytime temperatures and cool nights.

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