The best parts of a beach vacation often come free. Think about how rejuvenated and joyful you feel after a day stretched out on the sand, or exploring the trails and running across a bird you have never seen before. With the Space Coast's excellent weather and miles upon miles of beaches and open space, you can easily entertain yourself without having to spend any money at all.
Don't miss our favorite beach in the area, Cocoa Beach. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society organizes late-evening walks to see the turtles laying eggs on the beach. And Turtle Creek is the home to rare flora and manatees. While you're there, hike the trails and learn more about the area in the educational nature center.
But getting out in nature is not the only way to explore the Space Coast on a budget. Watch a rocket launch from the beach. Watch the cruise ships slide past Port Canaveral. People-watch at the Super Flea, the area's biggest flea market, with free parking and free admission. Ring a replica of the famous Liberty Bell in the Liberty Bell Museum. Watch free movies outside in Wickham Park, or cool off with a free movie at a variety of movie theaters throughout the summer.