Welcome to Cape Canaveral

Be inspired at Cape Canaveral. Visit the famous Kennedy Space Centre with artefacts depicting decades of space exploration as well as items from the newly retired Atlantis Space Shuttle. You can then relax on the beach or head to Cove Harbour’s market, where you’ll find restaurants aplenty and the new observation tower. There’s also Cocoa Beach Pier, which is one of Florida’s best shopping and waterside dining destinations.  

History

Sam’s Cabin and House

Sam’s Cabin is the oldest standing home in Brevard County. A larger 1888 two-storey home is also on site. Here you can travel back in time with the interactive exhibits that give you a glimpse at some the past inhabitants of Pine Island. 

Cape Canaveral & Lighthouse

From the times of early Spanish exploration, Cape Canaveral has been a site where people have attempted to push the limits of their world. In addition to the lighthouse, this 3-hour tour includes stops at Air Force Space and the Missile History Center, as well as at two historic launch complexes. It also includes admission to the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.

CULTURE, ARTS & CRAFTS

Art lovers can head to Wyland Galleries at Port Canaveral to see a variety of artists and mediums. Shows are scheduled throughout the year and there are even opportunities to watch the artists in action.

BEACHES, SURFING, PARKS & RIVER CRUISES

All Water Adventures

Docked on the famous Barge Canal, this company offers excursions around Port Canaveral and the Indian River Lagoon. You can join a paddle boarding or manatee tour, while offshore fishing enthusiasts can catch grouper and snapper or troll for mahi-mahi, kingfish and wahoo. Inshore, the Indian River Lagoon is an opportunity to catch redfish, tarpon, black drum and sea trout.

Cocoa Beach Parasail

Parasail over the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the remarkable coastline by and the iconic Kennedy Space Centre. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Cherie Down Park

This community beach park and popular surfing spot is a great destination for families or solo travellers who want to chill out at the beach for the day.

Jetty Park

This beautiful little park in Port Canaveral offers camping, rental cabins, bike paths and a playground. The main attraction is the beach, where you can watch the cruise ships sail serenely past the jetty on their way to the open sea. An accessible, lit fishing pier extends into the ocean to provide sunset fishing opportunities for anglers and novices alike.

Dining

Port Canaveral is the place for fresh, quality seafood. Most restaurants feature a catch-of-the-day from the many fishing charters located here. So sit back, take in the spectacular view and enjoy all this beautiful destination has to offer.

Hotels

Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Relax at this ocean escape that has all the attractions of Cape Canaveral within easy reach. Lounge poolside in the sun with the kids racing down the 4-storey waterslide or grab a bite to eat at the Surf Grill. Resort activities include an exercise room with sauna and basketball, tennis and shuffleboard courts. On the beach, kick back and watch the ships sail out from Jetty Park, or enjoy the many watersports on offer.

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