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How To Experience August On the Space Coast

Summer is coming to an end, but the fun never stops on the Space Coast. With so many activities to experience in the sunshine state, it’s easy to miss one. This is why we gathered a few of our favorite things to experience August on the Space Coast including sea turtle nesting season and bioluminescence.

Summer is coming to an end, but the fun never stops on the Space Coast. With so many activities to experience in the sunshine state, it’s easy to miss one. This is why we gathered a few of our favorite things to experience August on the Space Coast including sea turtle nesting season and bioluminescence.

1.) Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Baby sea turtle headed to ocean | Sea Turtles Nesting Season


Sea turtles including loggerheads, leatherbacks, and green turtles are nesting & hatching all over the Space Coast. If you’re lucky you can experience one! Sometimes it happens when you’re walking on the beach before sunrise or at night. Remember, be respectful and NEVER disturb, harass, or touch a sea turtle during the nesting process. Also, don’t use flashlights, lanterns, or flash photography on the beaches at night. Florida State Parks offers some great tips for sharing our beaches with sea turtles.
You can also look into sea turtle walks put together by organizations like the Sea Turtle Preservation Society.

How To Experience August On the Space Coast

2.) Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence at night in river |Bioluminescence

August is the perfect time to experience this phenomenon on our rivers and lagoons. You can have an amazing view from boats, kayaks, or paddle boards. It’s best seen after 9:00pm and 5 days after a full moon when the nights are usually darker. If you don’t have your own water ride to check it out, many local places offer night tours to see the bio

3.) Baby Alligators 

baby alligator on wood plank | Baby Alligator


Alligator hatching season usually occurs around mid-August through early September. While it’s amazing to see a baby alligator it’s important to KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Mother alligators watch over their young for several months after hatching, and babies will call for their mother when distressed. You may see one on an airboat tour, while hiking, or experiencing our wetlands. Click HERE for Visit Florida’s list of places to see alligators.luminescence including A Day Away Kayak Tours & Adventure Kayak Cocoa Beach.

4.) Grape Picking

Hands holding red grapes | Grape Picking

If you’re looking for fresh grapes and a day outside, Spring Garden Vineyards in Volusia County has you covered. They are open for their annual “U-Pick Muscadine Grape Picking” weekend events.

5.) BEACH!

Sunny day at beach with wave coming in | Beach

August is one of the hottest months in Florida, but luckily for us, we are close to some beautiful beaches. Whether you enjoy laying in the sun and enjoying the ocean breeze or surfing the waves, Florida’s Space Coast’s coastline offers 72 miles of beach options for you to to escape the heat and cool off. Click HERE to see the top 5 beaches on the Space Coast according to Space Coast Office of Tourism.

These are just 5 ways you can experience August on the Space Coast. If you’re looking for ways things to do at home then check out our frugal family & date nights.

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