Nearby Activities

Inn in Melbourne Beach

At our romantic Inn in Melbourne Beach, relax in the comfort of your own room with our in-house massage therapy. $90 per person, couple massage $180. To guarantee availability, we suggest scheduling your appointment prior to your arrival.

Imperial Spa

A full-service salon and boutique with private treatment rooms, tranquil spa waiting area and separate male and female locker rooms with full amenities such as steam, sauna, showers, changing rooms and vanity areas. Enjoy your visit while sipping on an assortment of fine coffees, chai or herbal teas, biscotti, muffins and fresh fruit. Contact Port d’Hiver for reservations.

Imperial Spa Package

Deluxe Couple’s Escape at Imperial Spa: $179.00
Experience a Get Away for Two at Imperial Spa where body, mind and spirit return to perfect harmony in your private Couples’ Room  with two 60 minute Signature massages  * Spa gratuity not included

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Inn in Melbourne Beach Florida

The best surfing spots on the East Coast can be found here on Melbourne’s Beaches. With the longest beach in the State and three of “Florida’s Ten Best Beaches” as declared by Southern Living, the area near our Melbourne Beach inn offers a great getaway.

Ocean Park

Right here at Port d’Hiver on Ocean Avenue. Brevard county’s oldest beach community, Ocean Park is Melbourne Beach’s main surf break and home to the office of Eastern Surf Magazine. A great little neighborhood beach with a lifeguard, sand volleyball court and small picnic tables with grills.

Catalyst Surf Shop and Rentals

Rent a board or take a lesson from a local expert at Catalyst Surf shop next door to Port d’Hiver. Their friendly staff can help you catch some waves at our own surf paradise, Ocean Park! Surf board rentals are $15 for ½ day and $25 for full day. Stand Up Paddle Board rental $30 ½ day and $50 for full day.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

Just south of Port d’Hiver, a twenty mile section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach. Biologists consider it the most important nesting area for Loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere and the second most important nesting beach in the world.

Spanish House

At Sebastian Inlet State Park, 15 miles south of our Romantic Florida Beach B&B, a popular spot since the heydays of early East Coast surfing.

Sebastian Inlet

Sebastian Inlet is Florida’s most famous surf break and a popular local surfing spot with big talent. Home to one of the most prestigious surfing contests on the US East Coast and one of the top four on mainland North America, The Sebastian Inlet Pro Surf tournament, which features surfers from more than a dozen countries.

Longboard House Surf Shop

Custom made boards, skate equipment and designer apparel. Surf board rental $25 for ½ day and $40 for full day.

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Kennedy Space Center

Visit the home of America’s Space Shuttle and 50 years of space exploration. Order your a la carte KSC tickets online when making your reservation. If you prefer, call or email and we will be happy to answer questions and help reserve tickets for your space encounter.

Regular Admission Ticket – Includes IMAX® space films and all exhibits and shows, including the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive spaceflight simulators. $50 per adult.

Cape Canaveral Tours: Then & Now

Tour America’s first launch sites from the 1960s, visit the Air Force Space and Missile Museum and see today’s active unmanned rocket program. Seating is limited. Offered twice daily at 11:40 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Each tour runs approximately 2.5 hours. $25 per adult in addition to the cost of a regular admission ticket.

NASA Up Close – Launch Pad Tour, Launch Control Center Tour or Vehicle Assembly Building Tour

Tour launch areas with an expert guide. Includes the closest viewing location of the space shuttle launch pads, the Shuttle Landing Facility, a panoramic view of all launch pads from the NASA Causeway and a stop outside the Vehicle Assembly Building. Seating is limited. The number of daily departures varies due to NASA operational requirements. The first departure is at 10 a.m. and the last departure is at 1:50 p.m. daily. Guided tours run approximately 2 hours. $25 per adult in addition to the cost of a regular admission ticket.

Lunch with an Astronaut

Meet an astronaut and enjoy a good meal.  Includes half hour interactive question and answer session.   $25 per adult in addition to the cost of a regular admission ticket.

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Brevard Art Museum

Located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, a center of creativity, this museum near Satellite Beach collects, displays and interprets all aspects of the visual arts, particularly women artists, in ways that relate to the past, present, and future.

Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

Traces the area’s history from the days of the woolly mammoths and saber-tooth cats to the modern era of rockets and Space Shuttles. Many of the exhibits are hands on. 40 minutes north of our luxurious Melbourne, FL Inn in Cocoa Beach.

Fifth Avenue Gallery

Located in the Old Eau Gallie across from the Brevard Museum of Art and Science.

LoPressionism Gallery & Fine Art Center

In historic downtown Melbourne, near Cocoa Beach.

McLarty Treasure Museum

At Sebastian Inlet State Park on the national historical landmark site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet survivors’ & salvaging camp.

Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens

Historical Tours are $5.00 per person. Tours begin 15 minutes past the hour. Last tour begins at 3:15pm.

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Inn in Melbourne Beach FL

An eclectic collection of local stores, shops, galleries and boutiques surround our romantic Florida Beach Bed and Breakfast. The Melbourne area offers Port d’Hiver guests a variety of shopping experiences…from familiar retailers to the truly unique.

Historic Downtown Melbourne

Home to fun bars, restaurants, cafes, antique shops, clothing boutiques, and home stores. Matt’s Casbah & Meg O’Malley’s Irish Pub almost always have live music on the weekends. You can even sign up for a walking tour ($15 per person), which includes information and exploration of three haunted buildings, the Union Cypress Saw Mill, native and medicinal plants, Crane Creek’s shark, the #29 and #30 trains, the Indian Camp and more!

Eau Gallie Arts District

A small, hip area that offers an assortment of art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, restaurants and art museums near our Melbourne Beach Florida Inn.

Historic Cocoa Village

A quaint collection of shops, restaurants and galleries, this riverside shopping district is about 40 minutes north of Port d’Hiver.

Longboard House

A beach side surf shop with wonderfully surprising brand selections such as Lucky Brand, Betsy Johnson, Tommy Bahama and more.

Catalyst

A cool, eclectic local skate and surf shop just a block from Port d’Hiver.

Melbourne Square Mall

Macy’s, Dillards and 125 specialty shops near Satellite Beach.

The Avenues at Viera

A new, open air mall with a nice selection of familiar shops and restaurants.

Vero Fashion Outlets

About 45 minutes south of our romantic Inn in Melbourne Beach, FL but most of the drive is along a beautiful stretch of A1A and the beach (plus stopping for lunch in Vero is always a treat!)

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Melbourne Beach Inn

From cycling, boating, fishing, golf and tennis to watching the Washington Nationals play at the Space Coast Stadium, sports fans have plenty to choose from when they visit Port d’Hiver!

Casual Biking

Port d’Hiver has 4 beach cruiser bikes for guests to use during their stay.

Mountain Biking

Three bike trails are located in Sebastian Inlet State Park. The trails are a combination of off-road and paved trails which start/end at the State Park Inlet Marina. Also, Wickham Park offers various nature trails. Soft sand in parts makes it harder for beginners, but there are many loops to explore and something for everyone.

Hayley’s Jet Ski & Boat Rental

Just 10 minutes from our romantic getaway in Florida, jet skis are $89 per hour or $300 for 4 hours. Tubing, wakeboard and ski packages are also available.

Sebastian Watercraft Rentals and Fishing Charter

30 minutes from our historic Melbourne Beach Inn, they offer boat rentals, wave runners and fishing charters.

Skydive Sebastian

Enjoy skydiving over the Florida coastline with an incredible view of the Sebastian Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Tandem Skydive $195 per adult.

Kiwi Tennis Club

Central Florida’s finest private tennis club. Features 13 lit courts, 9 of which are clay surfaced, casual fine dining at the Palm Cafe, state-of-the-art fitness facility, pro shop and more. Port d’Hiver special rate of $20 per day or $80 for the week includes full access to courts (weekdays from 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and weekends from 1:00 p.m.) and fitness center, complimentary ball machine use, match arranging services with 24 hours notice, 10% off all logo apparel and a can of tennis balls. Private lessons also available for $60 – $75 per hour.

Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon

A local favorite right here on Ocean Avenue! Swim .3 miles in the Indian River Lagoon just 3 blocks from Port d’Hiver, bike 15 miles and run 3.3 miles. After, relax at the Inn with a soak in our spa pool!

Washington Nationals Spring Training

At the Space Coast Stadium, one of the best MLB Spring Training facilities in the Major Leagues. Games run through Spring.

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Dolfun Tours

A dolphin and manatee sightseeing cruise (and brief history lesson of the area!). Get an up close look at the 700-800 dolphins and a third of the nation’s manatee population that live in or migrate to our Indian River. The two hour tours are subject to availability and cost $28 per person.

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Medium to Fine Dining Restaurants

Café Coconut Cove

– Café Coconut Cove is a family-owned German restaurant with gorgeous views of the Indian River. In addition to its savory meat-focused dishes, they have a warm, intimate atmosphere and are located about 10 minutes south of us on A1A. This past Sunday they were featured on chef Emeril Lagasse’s Florida highlights show on the Cooking Channel!

**Tip: Try the Wienerschnitzel!

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House

– Most of our guests include a meal at Djon’s at least once during their stay. It has a great atmosphere (live music by way of a piano player or 3 piece jazz ensemble), a more casual patio with sunset views of the Indian River, and terrific food. Both the Manager, David, and Rebecca in the lounge keep a special eye out for Port d’Hiver guests to ensure a fabulous time! Djon’s is just a short 3 block walk from the Inn, towards the river on Ocean Avenue.

**Tip: Try their Lobster Bisque or Asparagus Salad! *Within Walking Distance

Matt’s Casbah

– Matt’s Casbah has great sushi and a festive nightlife – there’s always a live band on their front porch! Matt’s is in historic downtown Melbourne, home to fun bars, shops and restaurants, and just a 10 minute drive across the river.

**Tip: Try the Monster-Hole-Bowl, which is the chef’s choice of nine sashimi items!

Scott’s on Fifth

– They have a small and personal atmosphere with only about 10 tables, and occasional live music. Not only is the food amazing – Scott is somewhat of a celebrity chef & used to have his own cooking show – but their staff is also attentive and accommodating, taking their cues from the charming co-owner Bill. Click here to read a recent, rave review by USA Today.

**Tip: Try the Parmesan Crusted Salmon!

The Chart House

– Dine on top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent steaks, and decadent desserts while overlooking the Indian River. The Chart House also goes above and beyond for our guests – usually including a complimentary Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert! The Chart House is less than 5 miles from Port d’Hiver.

**Tip: Try the Snapper Hemmingway!

The Dove III

– The Dove III has the absolute best homemade Italian cuisine in town and an intimate, dark atmosphere. Not only is their staff attentive, but even the chef has been known to make one-of-a-kind dishes special for our guests! It is also located in historic, Downtown Melbourne.

**Tip: Try the Eggplant or Veal Parmigiana!

We’d be happy to make reservations or call-ahead seating at any of the restaurants listed above – just let an Innkeeper know.

Casual Dining Restaurants

El Ambia Cubano

– This is hands down the best Cuban food, outside of Miami. Located in a quaint and charmingly ecclectic house on the Indian River, its still within walking distance to other downtown Melbourne shops and cafes. This is a Port d’Hiver favorite!**Tip: Try the Cuban Style Roasted Pork!

Oceanside Pizza

– a new, local favorite known for its pizza and hot sandwiches. They are only open until 9pm, and only serve beer and wine.

**Tip: Any one of their pizzas is well-worth the visit! *Within Walking Distance

Roburritos

– Melbourne Beach’s best burritos! Owners Robb and Glenn Boykin undoubtedly bring much of the mom-and-pop café’s friendly and local charm. With its fresh ingredients, homemade salsa and guacamole recipes, and juicy, smoked beef brisket, pork, chicken or fish, their burritos can’t be duplicated or beat. Just a short 2 block walk from the Inn. Operating hours are unpredictable – check for the mannequin outside to tell if it’s open!

**Tip: Try their naked bowl with rice, black beans and the Mayan chipotle sauce or their famous slawsa! *Within Walking Distance

Sand on the Beach

– known for its loud music, ocean views, sandy floors, pub food favorites, and cocktails. They are also open late.

**Tip: Try their calamari (if you’re up for a little kick, try it with the voodoo sauce)! *Within Walking Distance

Squid Lips

– If you’re looking for live music (mostly Jimmy Buffett cover bands!) and beautiful views of the Indian River, this is the place. It has a very casual and fun atmosphere, with a pub-type menu. They are located 15 minutes north of the Inn.

**Tip: Try the bacon-wrapped scallops!

The Mansion

– The Mansion is a unique mix of Intracoastal views, dining and drinks, with over 100 craft beers on tap and unique spirits. It has a covered patio, indoor seating, bar, and an open rooftop. It’s located 5-10 minutes west of the Inn, near historic, downtown Melbourne.

**Tip: Try the fish tacos!

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