Melbourne’s Beaches have the 2nd largest colony of sea turtle nesting areas in the northern hemisphere and some of the best surfing spots on the East Coast. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Custom made boards, skate equipment and designer apparel. Surf board rental $25 for ½ day and $40 for full day.
At our romantic Inn in Melbourne Beach, relax in the comfort of your own room with our in-house massage therapy. $95 per person, couple massage $190. To guarantee availability, we suggest scheduling your appointment prior to your arrival.
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
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.
Art & Culture
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.
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.
Located in the Old Eau Gallie across from the Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
In the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, FL.
Art and Antique Gallery
Discover unique antiques you won’t find anywhere else.
McLarty Treasure Museum
At Sebastian Inlet State Park on the national historical landmark site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet survivors’ & salvaging camp.
Historical Tours are $5.00 per person. Tours begin 15 minutes past the hour. Last tour begins at 3:15pm.
Plan an evening of FUN! This unique painting class offers easy-to-follow instructions for groups, couples, & individuals. BYOB is encouraged! Specific class information and times are available on the website. Online pre-registration required.
This paint it yourself pottery studio offers over 400 items of pottery to choose from. Everyone can find a piece of pottery they will love and on their own budget. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Sip complimentary wine and enjoy painting wooden signs. These instructor led workshops provide the materials and designs for you to distress, sand, stain, and paint a personalized piece of art. Specific class information and times are available on the website. Online pre-registration is required.
This studio offers pottery wheel and sculpting workshops galore. Materials, tools, glazing, and firing are included with the cost of the workshop. Projects vary from week to week; check out the online workshop schedule for more information. Online pre-registration required.
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.
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!
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.
A beach side surf shop with wonderfully surprising brand selections such as Lucky Brand, Betsy Johnson, Tommy Bahama and more.
A cool, eclectic local skate and surf shop just a block from Port d’Hiver.
Macy’s, Dillards and 125 specialty shops near Satellite Beach.
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!)
From leisurely sports including cycling, fishing, & golf to more adventurous sports including rock climbing & axe throwing; sports fans have plenty to choose from when they visit Port d’Hiver!
Port d’Hiver has 4 beach cruiser bikes for guests to use during their stay.
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.
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.
30 minutes from our historic Melbourne Beach Inn, they offer boat rentals, wave runners and fishing charters.
Enjoy skydiving over the Florida coastline with an incredible view of the Sebastian Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Tandem Skydive $195 per adult.
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.
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!
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.
Plan a day of games, food, & fun! The Backyard offers many fun activities including indoor axe throwing, bocce ball, corn hole, darts, billiards, and more. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Spend the day hanging around on the rock walls at this indoor gym. On The Edge offers rock climbing for all ages and with a team of knowledgeable instructors no experience is necessary. Check out their website for gym and class details.
No matter if you are new to firearms or an expert, this indoor shooting range offers classes and activities for all to enjoy. Also, once you’ve worked up an appetite check out their onsite bar & grill, the Double Tapp Grill!