Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway
Byway Length: 233 Miles
Designated: June 13, 2000, National Designation 2002
FDOT Districts: 4 & 5
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.
The byway passes through some of the rarest and most significant natural communities remaining in coastal Florida. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore and the Archie Carr Natural Wildlife Refuge are located on a natural barrier island system that has been protected from development activity common elsewhere in Florida. This island system offers peace and tranquility for dozens of threatened and endangered species, serving as a location to fish, bird or stroll a trail along Florida’s longest remaining expanse of pristine shoreline. Amazingly, these types of experiences take place on the doorsteps of America’s “Byway to the Stars”. This corridor’s proximity to the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to explore the world around them whether it’s manatees or rockets heading towards the heavens.
For those looking for adventure of another kind, the communities that line the lagoon provide a blend of history and adventure. From historic Fellsmere and Sebastian at the south end of the byway to the eclectic downtown areas of Melbourne and Cocoa and even the City of Titusville which serves as the eastern starting point for the 250-mile-long Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail there is something for everyone along the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway.
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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.
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:
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce:
Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism:
Brevard Environmentally Endangered Lands Program:
Canaveral National Seashore:
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge:
Environmental Learning Center:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge:
Harry & Harriette Moore Cultural Complex
Eau Gallie Arts District
Marine Resources Council