Long Point Park- Space Coast Camp Ground- Beauty You can see; Bugs You Can’t.

Long Point Park-Space Coast Campground has beauty you can see, and bugs you can’t. Surrounded by water on three sides, this eco-park attracts scores of campers to the Space Coast. It is a refuge for birds, and fishmen alike.  But sometimes what you can’t see will come back and bite you literally.

Bugs you can’t see are called “No-see-ems” by the locals, these flea-like flying micro biters are a real nuisance.  The Park Ranger said, “that in conditions where there is little to no wind, being right on the water you are going to have bugs, there is nothing we can do about it.”   But the bites can be more than just a little annoying if you have sensitive skin.

 They swell up much like mosquito bites within 24 hours. Itching, swelling and redness are common reactions. Benedryl or similar anti-itch antihystimines may help.  Unlike mosquitos, “No-see-ems”  are out ALL the time, not just at dusk. They are relentless.  Bug spray is ineffective.

 You may want to call in advance and ask about this particular problem. As the parks have no way of spraying for them, it is best to check before you get there or your stay may be unpleasant and the park does not give refunds. So in addition to taking a bite out of you, it may take a bite out of your wallet as well.

Long Point Park is a State Park, which provide campers with RVs or tents hook ups to electricity, and water. Nestled off of A-1A, it is surrounded by water on three sides.  It is located in Melbourne Beach, in Bevard County.