We had done another trip that included visits to Melbourne and Cocoa on Florida’s Spacecoast but had never visited Melbourne Beach. We found a “campground” on beachside and booked up. It has a vast majority of park models/static caravans but there are probably at least fifty or sixty spaces within the park for motor homes. The park’s lots are individually owned.
Outdoor Resorts Melbourne Beach was an excellent place for us to spend a long weekend. Be sure to arrive before the office closes should you book here. They were very helpful and I can’t say enough good things about the resort or the staff. We had a back in site – they are all back in sites in fact. And due to the age of the park there are turns that you cannot make in a motor home so you drive right to the end and loop back around so it is easier to make the turns.
Concrete pads and excellent landscaping, ocean access via a private gate that includes an ocean-side pool, a heated pool with hot tub, weight room and more plus an intracoastal waterway side pool with clubhouse is just some of the amenities we used. There were tennis courts throughout the park too. Quite frankly it was an excellent place and we’d definitely go back.
The ocean is directly across the street and we enjoyed that as well. We went into Melbourne Beach town for a day and rode bicycles around. We stopped in Indialantic to rent two bicycles since ours were stolen the week before off the back of the motorhome. Bob’s Bicycle Shop on Fifth Avenue provided great service but it was a little pricey for the long weekend at $130 for the two. Still well worth it we thought to have the freedom to ride anywhere.
If you need to stock up on camping supplies you must hit the Melbourne Beach Market. This is honestly one of the best local supermarkets I’ve been into in a long while. What a pleasant surprise. You’ll find everything here from a bakery to a massive selection of wine. There’s Greek and Italian food that is ready to take to your RV as well. And if you want hot dogs and hamburgers they’re here too.
At the entrance to the RV park there is a great ice cream shop you can bike or walk to. But one treasure that is in the town of Melbourne Beach is Djon’s Steak and Lobster House. This place, though expensive, is worth a splurge. We took an uber there and back and it was easy. The food was absolutely awesome. We also had cocktails which were phenomenal. I would suggest dressing up a bit – though we were in shorts and not all that dressed – it isn’t the type of place to go in flip flops.
There’s also a bit of history in the downtown at the park and its worth a stroll around too. There’s some other shops in the small downtown you can spend some time in as well. Overall this was an exceptional holiday weekend with lots of fun and we really enjoyed the RV Park and would go back there any time.