Welcome to Satellite Beach, a family paradise located between beautiful Atlantic beaches and the Indian River Lagoon. It is a coastal city situated in Brevard County with a population of just over 10,000.With both ocean and river frontage, Satellite Beach is the largest beachside community in South Brevard County.
Satellite Beach fosters an array of parks, recreational facilities, and natural landscapes. Hightower Beach Park was recently renovated by a community partnership with Montecito Community Development District and state funds from the Florida Preservation 2000 and Florida Land and Water grant programs. The 15 acres (6.1 ha) park contains the natural dune system and has a boardwalk along the coastline. Signage along the boardwalk provides information on whales, turtles, birds, famous rock and more.
Coconut Point Park is a 36.9-acre (14.9 ha) community beachside park and sea turtle nesting site. It has a picnic shelter, restrooms, and outside showers. One of the two dune crossovers is also wheelchair accessible. Coconut Point Park is listed in the state of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail; shorebirds include Black-bellied Plovers, Red Knots (winter), Gannets, seabirds (offshore), and Red-throated Loons (winter).
The David R. Schechter Community Center is a recreational community center. It hosts gatherings, community special events, classes, programs, and other activities.
Pelican Beach Park was renovated in 2007. During the summer months, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society conducts weekly sea turtle tours. The north dune crossover is called “Pelican” by the local surfers.
DeSoto Park features eight tennis courts as well as two enclosed racquetball courts with cement floors and ceiling fans.
Samsons Island is a 52-acre (21 ha) park. It was renovated from an island overrun with exotic plants. Volunteers have worked since 1991 to develop it. It is only accessible by boat. There are butterflies, gopher tortoises, armadillos, squirrels, and snakes — black racers and coachwhips. There are 30 species of birds. The island contains trails, bird watching, camping areas, wildlife, and picnic areas.
The Satellite Beach Sports and Recreation Park contains 35 acres (14 ha). It has a walking trail, skate park, dog park, frisbee fields, soccer fields and volleyball courts.