Merritt Island


The unincorporated "town" of Merritt Island is located on Florida's largest island, which serves as the home of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, still a major tourist attraction, even though space shuttles no longer are being launched. You can enter the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, meet an astronaut, enjoy the automated thrills of the Shuttle Launch Experience and explore other interactive displays. And, if you are fortunate, you will be on site when an unmanned rocket blasts off from the space center or from the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Juxtaposed with all of this is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 140,000-acre nature sanctuary.

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Cocoa Beach Pier

Cocoa Beach Minuteman Causeway

Vanderbilt Beach

Jetty Park (Cape Canaveral)

Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) North

Pelican Beach Park

Paradise Beach

Indialantic Boardwalk

Spessard Holland Beach Park (North)


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