10 Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

Byway Length: 205 Miles

Designated: June 13, 2000

FDOT Districts: 4 & 5

Overview

The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway promotes an environment where travelers are surrounded by a unique and diverse habitat with special places and breathtaking scenery that inspires a sense of calmness and creates unforgettable memories.

America's BywaysThe Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway meanders through delicate expanses of three national wildlife refuges, a national seashore, as well as numerous state and local parks, and sanctuaries. The Indian River is home to more than 4,000 species of plants and animals – the largest number of species of any estuary in North America.

Visitors may enjoy the rich and lavish land either by the roadside or by getting “off the beaten path” through sailing, swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, bird watching, hiking and biking.

Byway Website: indianriverlagoonbyway.com

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General Directions

This byway is easily accessible from I-95 on the east coast in the center of the state.  This lengthy byway is comprised of two iconic American roadways:  A1A and US 1.  The byway starts just north of Titusville and continues along both of these main routes south on A1A along the Atlantic coastline through towns like Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach Melbourne Beach, to Wabasso Beach.  Along US1 the byway takes you through towns like Oak Hill, Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge, Melbourne and Sebastian.  Several Causeways that link A1A and US1 are part of the byway network also.

Associated Resources

These are specific resources for this byway. See Associated Florida Resources for connections to organizations affecting all byways in Florida.

Sebastian Area Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.sebastianchamber.com/

Indian River County Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.indianriverchamber.com/

Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism:
http://www.visitspacecoast.com/

Brevard Zoo:
https://brevardzoo.org/

Brevard Environmentally Endangered Lands Program:
http://www.brevardfl.gov/EELProgram/Home/

Canaveral National Seashore:
https://www.nps.gov/cana/index.htm

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/pelican_island/

Environmental Learning Center:
http://www.discoverelc.org/

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Merritt_Island/