A typical view in the Satellite Beach area

Satellite Beach is located on the barrier island east of the Banana River and Merritt Island. The climate zone is one of overlapping tropical and temperate flora and fauna. The area has significant beach areas, oceanside and bayside. The beaches attract enough sea turtles that are nests of eggs about every ten feet along the oceanside in season. Compared to the rest of peninsular Florida, Satellite Beach has a reduced incidence of catastrophic hurricanes.