Many who are from out of the area see the homes and condos listed for sale in the local MLS web site (especially the really inexpensive condos) and think they are all on or very near the water.
When one thinks about the Brevard County area I suggest one think of a narrow sliver along the Atlantic Ocean about 75 miles north to south with two main bodies of water - the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. Most of the housing will be inland and not waterfront.
Although this is a bit of a generalization consider this... (1) the closer to the ocean or river, the higher the price (2) the higher the floor, the higher the price and (3) the view of the ocean is a lot more expensive than a view to the west.
But the good news is you can move to Brevard County, Florida and still be near the beach.
Is it so terrible to drive 15 or 20 minutes to the beach?