Sunnyland Beach is a distinctive community located in the southern portion of the Space Coast area of Florida, adjacent to the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and the Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park. Our boundaries extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River characterized by deep water canals that enable access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the scenic Spoonbill Lagoon. The Mullet Creek Islands (located within these wilderness preserves) provide breathtaking exposure to wide varieties of fish, water fowl, manatees and endangered species. Sunnyland Beach is one of the largest single family communities in the south beaches of Brevard. Our proximity to County and State facilities provides residents with a wide array of recreational opportunities. Our pristine beach stretches for miles and is home to the largest Sea Turtle nesting grounds in North and South America.
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States Wildlife Refuge System, located along a twenty mile section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach along A1A Highway. There is not charge to get in. The refuge provides nesting habitats for approximately one-fourth of all sea turtles nesting in the United States. About 15,000-20,000 sea turtles nests are laid annually, mostly loggerheads, green sea turtles, and some leatherbacks. The refuge also provides habitat for several other threatened and endangered species. It was founded by Archie Carr in 1991.