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Featured Gem

Balsa Bill’s Surf Shop

Hall of Fame surfer Balsa Bill Yerkes and his wife, Nola, run this classic surf shop. Walk in the front door, get your gear and walk out the back door to a great surf break. Bill is not only an accomplished world surfer, but as his name implies, he shapes impossibly difficult hollow-frame balsa surfboards.

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Featured Images

Twilight at the Barrier Island Sanctuary Visitors Center © Vince Lamb

Christmas night 1951 the Moore home was bombed. Harry died in route to hospital, Harriette died on Jan 2, 1952.

Tips and Vids From Insiders and Other Experts

Cocoa Beach Skate Park Gem

Open every day with even longer hours in the summer, the Cocoa Beach Skate Park, a Hidden Gem on Florida’s Space Coast, welcomes expert skate boarders and offers lessons for novices. Located about a mile from Atlantic Coast beaches and downtown Cocoa Beach, admission to the skate park is $3 after school and $5 on […]

Enchanted Forest, a Hidden Hiking Gem

An evening outdoor musical event with special guests, Painted Raven, at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, a hidden gem in Titusville on Florida’s Space Coast. Painted Raven, Native American music on guitar and flute, will also perform in a November festival here on the Space Coast called the Native Rhythms Festival. Watch and for […]

Our Gems, Sea Turtles of the Space Coast

From Canaveral National Seashore in the north to Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge along our southern beaches, sea turtles nest on Florida’s Space Coast. Our nesting populations are robust, a hidden gem of a fact. Florida’s Space Coast boasts the highest count of sea turtle nests in the continental U.S., and record numbers of loggerheads, […]

Blueberry Picking Farm Fun near Titusville

Sweet pick-it-yourself events on Florida’s Space Coast provide tasty fun and include blueberries (late March to mid May), plus blackberries (May/June), strawberries (March/April) and much more in season at different times of the year.     It’s good family outdoor fun at sunny Holland Family Farm just north of Titusville, with nearby Atlantic Coast beaches […]

Good Seafood Eatin’ in Titusville

  Seafood on Florida’s Space Coast is one of our gems.  You can find wild caught local seafood just about anywhere here, and many special events like the annual Crawfish Boil in Titusville. This video shows the fun at the 4th annual event (  The music of bayou blues ( and the roll-up-your-sleeves and have […]

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