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.
Highlights of Cape Canaveral Florida
- Great for: The heart of the Space Coast - beaches, boating and blast-offs!
- Famous for: The home of One Small Step For Man - the Kennedy Space Center
- Closest airport with direct flights: Orlando International Airport is 50 miles to the west
- Why we like it: A great place for nature and eco-tours as well as NASA
- Itineraries featuring Cape Canaveral Florida:
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Weather in Cape Canaveral Florida
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Hotels in Cape Canaveral Florida
The Holiday Inn Cape Canaveral is the perfect holiday spot for holiday makers looking for facilities and attractions to keep the whole family occupied. The close location to the beach as well as facilities provided like the lazy river, pool and mini golf course, offers guests endless entertainment.
Things to do in Cape Canaveral Florida
Finding Cape Canaveral's Historical Landmarks
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.
Creativity In Cape Canaveral
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.
Cape Canaveral Adventures
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.
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.
Dine Finely In Cape Canaveral
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.