Palm Bay is in a fantastic location if you wish to experience the best that Florida has to offer. Your RV rental near Palm Bay puts you within launching distance of Orlando’s Disney World and Cape Canaveral’s rocket action, just one hour to the north. Book an RV in Brevard County and the cruise port of Fort Lauderdale and Miami’s Art Deco hotels are all within a three and a half hours’ drive. If you plan to go that far south, cruise down the Florida Turnpike to reach the Everglades National Park, an hour away from Miami. Even if you were just to stay in Palm Bay, you’d have a variety of outdoor activities from which to choose.
The Space Coast Area Transit or SCAT buses service Palm Bay and the rest of Brevard County so you can park the Palm Bay RV rental by owner in a nearby campground and get to the nearest bus stations to explore the metro’s many urban offerings like the performing arts centers, historic museums, top-rated restaurants and shopping centers. It’s also easy to hop on SCAT buses to explore other cities along the Space Coast like Melbourne, Malabar and Cocoa Beach.
The Great Outdoors
With your RV rental in Palm Bay close by, give your legs a good workout and follow a ranger as you explore the trails of the Turkey Creek Sanctuary and get to know its resident plants and animals. Bird-watchers also flock to the 138-acre reserve for its abundance of warblers and other species like oystercatchers, woodpeckers, roseate spoonbills, frigatebirds and sandhill cranes. If you are sharp-eyed as you go deeper into the sanctuary, you may even spot large swirls of water that indicate the presence of manatees. The presence of these sea cows munching water plants along creek banks should be a welcome addition to your wildlife viewing experience.
For anglers, the Sebastian Inlet State Park is about 25 miles south and is a one-stop fishing location for Spanish mackerel, flounder, bluefish and red drum. Get in on the excitement of a big catch by joining one of the many chartered fishing fleets. You’ll have a chance to chase and catch giant amberjacks and cobias, among many other saltwater species. If you want to get to the water without putting up a fight with a giant fish, slip into a kayak or canoe and paddle to the islands or along the mangrove-lined shoreline of the Indian River Lagoon.
Take your motorhome rental in Palm Bay farther out of town to the Canaveral National Seashore, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll down a wooded trail, a contemplative walk on its pristine undeveloped shoreline, and if you time your travel right, an encounter with sea turtles coming back to shore to deposit their eggs in at least 4,000 nests. Bird-watchers also flock here to spot waterfowl and wading birds and other migrants who use the shores as their stopover and wintering ground.
Most of Palm Bay’s RV parks are waterside, an advantage if you like to wake up to ocean views. Some of the closest campgrounds are less than three miles from downtown, like the Breezy Palms RV Park and the Camelot RV Park. Both are close to SCAT stations so it’s convenient to leave your Palm Bay camper rental here for the day and explore the city by bus. Pet-friendly Breezy Palms is close to the Turkey Creek Sanctuary and right on the Dixie Highway. The RV park offers a wide range of practical amenities including dump stations, full hookup sites, hot showers, picnic tables and laundry facilities. Swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing and driftwood collecting are activities within 10 miles. Several Walmarts are within five miles while the nearest gas stations are less than a mile away.
For snowbirds, the tastefully landscaped Camelot RV Park by the Indian River (where the resort maintains a private dock) offers full hookups, a heated outdoor pool, clean showers and bathrooms, excellent laundry facilities, large recreation halls, full-service kitchens, and senior park and recreation facilities. Nearby are the Indian River Lagoon and Sebastian Inlet, Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, and historic downtown Melbourne. The closest Walmart is six miles away and the nearest gas station is a mile away. Another option for the 55+ campers is Orbit RV Park, about seven miles south of Palm Bay, while an inland alternative is Land Yacht Harbor for those interested in touring the Melbourne area.
Other RV parks close by for RV rentals in Palm Bay, FL are Palm Shores RV Park, where you’re closer to the NASA Space Center action, and pet-friendly Lucky Clover Mobile Home and RV across the Indian River and close to Atlantic beaches.
Exploring the City
Dine on all the seafood and other ocean fares you desire, and walk if off on the concrete riverfront walkway of Castaway Point Park. You can also get your seafood to go and enjoy it in the park’s picnic pavilion after a quick swim or leisurely kayak ride. Visit one of the city’s well-loved tropical gardens to admire peculiar flowering plants while enjoying a relaxing stroll. Or tee off at an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course before letting the children loose to have fun on their own at Inspiration Park.
You won’t get a better introduction to Palm Bay than with a visit to the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, where you can browse exhibits recounting the history of the area, enjoy riverside views, and catch fish at the pier. The house also serves as the visitor center for those planning to drive the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway using their travel trailer rental in Palm Bay, so it’s a great spot to pick up a map to learn where the beautiful stops are along the way.
Palm Bay, FL is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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