Downtown Melbourne’s waterfront location on the Indian River Lagoon makes it ideal for everything from boating and fishing, to enjoying manatees, dolphins, cranes, and pelicans. Want to walk, jog, or bike ride along the water’s edge? Crane Creek Promenade and the Melbourne Causeway are idyllic choices. Hitting the water? Find bait, tackle, marine fuel, rentals, and a public boat ramp at Front Street Park and the Melbourne Harbor Marina.