Stock Your Suitcase at the Space Coast's Best Shopping Destinations

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Space Coast shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Space Coast. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

If you are looking for familiar staples from home – or just a day out of the sun indoors – you will find a handful of shopping malls on the Space Coast, including Melbourne's new mall, with its large kids' play area that makes it a popular destination for families.

Surf shops abound here, from the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop, to the local fave, the Cocoa Beach Surf Company, both of which claim to be the world's largest surf shop. 

Seeking something unusual? The Dinosaur Store sells real fossils.

Still, our favorite destination is Cocoa Village, where you can shop while you're serenaded to live music on the streets. 

The Dinosaur Store and Museum
Photo courtesy of Rusty Clark

Here, you can buy dinosaur eggs and teeth, meteorites, dig for fossils and hang out with snakes and gaters. It's the biggest in-stock selection of minerals and fossils in the world, and it has put the Space Coast on the map for dinosaur...  Read More

Downtown Indialantic
Photo courtesy of Flickr user John Krupsky

Indialantic is a sleepy beach town with a handful of great boutiques, as well as thrift stores. Stroll down Fifth Avenue, grab lunch as a small cafe or take a slice of pizza to the beach. Here, you can find the ubiquitous beachwear (Florida's...  Read More

This massive, multi-level surf shop claims to be the world's largest surf complex. It boasts everything you could need under one roof for a surf and beach adventure. Here, you can browse more than 1,500 surfboards, a variety of unique...  Read More

Melbourne Square

After spending several millions dollars on a massive facelift, Melbourne Square now features a unique children's play area, an inviting food court, new lighting in all common areas and lush landscaped gardens. The 1,500-square-foot Kidgets Play...  Read More

Merritt Island
Merritt Square Mall

Located right on the Banana River, this island mall is a fun, comfortable place to spend your time – and money. More than 80 brand name specialty shops have outposts here, from Sephora to Champs and Aeropostale, you're sure to find all the...  Read More

The Avenue Viera
Photo courtesy of Avenue Viera

One of the Space Coast's newer shopping destinations, The Avenue Viera is an enormous open air center that has a pedestrian-friendly look and layout – one that entices shoppers to linger in the attractive commons and take their time as they...  Read More

Small town hospitality exudes from the shops and restaurants that make up Melbourne's charming downtown area. Tree-lined streets (palms, of course) and quaint little sitting areas give downtown plenty of character, making it a great place to...  Read More

Downtown Eau Gallie
Photo courtesy of Eau Gallie Arts District

Actually part of Melbourne (the two cities merged in the 1960s), the area known as Eau Gallie retains a personality – an identity – that's all its own. Located right on the Indian River, Eau Gallie boasts a pleasant, slow-paced attitude that...  Read More

Ron Jon Surf Shop is the world's most famous surf shop, with a location in Cocoa Beach. You can find Ron Jon stores along the coast, from New Jersey to Maryland, but it's popular tourist attraction in the Space Coast, too. In fact, Ron Jon's...  Read More

On the Indian River, this quaint, historic, little town is rich with old-fashioned charm. Cocoa Village is easily the best place to shop on the Space Coast, and one of the region's most popular destinations for visitors, too. Stroll down...  Read More


Meet Aimee Heckel

Aimee Heckel’s passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the...  More About Aimee

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