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This section includes paved and boardwalk walking trails for South Brevard County area including the Palm Bay / Malabar Areas and Beachside. 
Mainland
 
Turkey Creek Sanctuary
1518 Port Malabar Blvd. NE Palm Bay, FL 32905
Located behind the Community Center and next to the Palm Bay Library at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Turkey Creek Sanctuary is over 100 acres of natural Florida along the banks of Turkey Creek. There are jogging paths and a boardwalk through the woods and overlooking the creek with a canoe launch on site.
Trails Map
GPS N 28 01.016 W 80 36.289
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Ais Trail Park
2804 Hickory Ave. NE Palm Bay, FL 32905
The property is 17.7 acres with about 1000 feet of frontage on Turkey Creek. There is a short boardwalk with a creek overlook and trails into the uplands.
GPS N 28 01.932 W 80 35.261
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Fred Poppe Palm Bay Regional Park
1951 Malabar Road NW, Palm Bay
FROM I-95 Exit-173 take SR-514-Malabar Road west 6 miles and turn right into the park road.
Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark, except for scheduled use.
Four lakes for fishing, viewing wildlife, some pine flatwood forest on property. Sightings include deer, turkey, alligator, snake, duck, sandhill crane, owl, migratory songbirds, and others.
Park Map
GPS N 28 00.455 W 80 43.987
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Beachside
 
Sebastain Inlet State Park
One of Florida's most popular state parks, Sebastain Inlet is a mecca for snook fishing and is easily located on Highway A1A about 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. When you see the big bridge, you are there. Sebastain Inlet State Park has something for just about everyone. There are hiking trails, biking trails, good snorkeling, diving, great fishing, kayaking, boating, two museums, and a great sand bottom shallow swimming and wading lagoon. Don snorkeling gear and swim along the rocks separating the wading lagoon and the inlet and you will see snapper, sheepshead, and many other small fish species. (More info on Space Coast Outdoors Snorkeling page.) A boat ramp can be found on the south side on the lagoon. There are two museums on site. The McLarty Treasure Museum tells the story about the Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715, that wrecked along the Florida southeast coast in that year. The El Capitan was the northernmost shipwreck of the 11 ship fleet that was driven ashore by a massive hurricane in July of 1715 and broke apart on the shallow reefs within a mile of the south jetty. All 11 ships were lost and over 1,000 sailers died. The museum is on the site of the survivors of the El Capitan campground. The Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area's fishing industry.
Sebastian Inlet State Park Brocure with Map
Sebastian Inlet Trails Map
GPS N 27 51.683 W 80 26.931
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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
From Melbourne Beach, take A1A south, cross Sebastian Inlet and continue south. Facilities are located on the west side of A1A on the north end of historic Jungle Trail, which is a great birding location itself, especially during migration. From Wabasso, head North on A1A and you will see the entrance to the wildlife refugeand jungle trail on the left before you get to Sebastian Inlet.
Established by an executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903, Pelican Island was the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. It was created to protect egrets and other birds from extinction by plume hunters as hats with plumes had become a fashion rage in the country at the time. This was the first time that the federal government put land on the side for the sake of wildlife. In 2003, to celebrate it's centennial, new public facilities such as an observation tower and boardwalk have been installed. These new facilities are providing the public with the first opportunity, in it's 100-year history, to view the Pelican Island rookery from land and without the use of a boat. Located 1/2 mile south on Jungle Trail, the viewing are includes parking and two foot trials. Park at the Viewing Area; Pete's Impoundment Foot Trail is accessible from the Centennial Trail. Bicycles, horse back riding, pets and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.
GPS N 27 48.218 W 80 25.607
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