Cape Canaveral is located on the east coast of Florida near Merritt Island and the town of Cocoa Beach. Besides the tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and numerous water sports available, Cape Canaveral Florida is in the area known as the Space Coast due to its proximity to the NASA Kennedy Space Center. It is also one of the busiest cruise ports with ships coming and going to and from exotic locations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
There are plenty of things to do in Cape Canaveral for the entire family. At the 58,000-acre Canaveral National Seashore, spend the day sunbathing, shell hunting, fishing, and boating along the 24-mile expanse of pristine beach. Abundant wildlife - including bald eagles, sea turtles, the West Indian manatee, and other federally-listed endangered species - make the park home. The area is an ideal location for relaxing and taking pictures.
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is a hiking and bird watchers paradise. Set among 140,000 acres, the refuge is a variety of ecosystems including dunes, marshes, wetlands, and pine flatlands that provide homes to hundreds of land and water wildlife species.
At the Kennedy Space Center, both children and adults get a thrill riding the Shuttle Launch Experience. For an up-close and personal experience, take a bus tour of the landing and launch area, see the rockets on display, meet an astronaut, and peer into the universe through the Hubble telescope. There are many interactive simulators, exhibits, and IMAX shows to fulfill all of your dreams about space travel.
Make your plans to visit this jewel of a city on Florida’s Space Coast for sightseeing, boating, and swimming. While visiting, enjoy a day trip to nearby cities. Cape Canaveral Florida is only an hour from Orlando, 40 minutes from Melbourne, and an hour and fifteen minutes from Daytona Beach.