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.
Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach Minuteman Causeway
Jetty Park (Cape Canaveral)
Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) North
Pelican Beach Park
Spessard Holland Beach Park (North)