*[The vibrant beachside community of Cape Canaveral attracts new residents and visitors from all over the world. Live where the blissful shoreline of the Banana River or the spectacular sandy beaches of the Atlantic will be just a bike ride or a few steps away from your door. Oceanfront, riverfront and canal front homes, vacation rentals and resorts are all nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River. Located on the northern most large barrier island in Brevard County, Cape Canaveral has captivated the world being associated with America’s space program.
Jetty Park is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the county and the ideal spot for viewing live rocket launches. Its family friendly beaches, the 1,200 ft Malcolmn E. McLouth Fishing Pier and a 210-site campground with cabins available to rent draws locals and]* tourists to the area year round. Freddie Patrick Park and Rodney S. Ketchum Park both feature public boat launch ramps for easy access to the ocean. Catch a glimpse of a manatee, sea turtle, dolphin or other native animal to Central Florida as you sail along and feel the tropical onshore breeze.
Spend the day with one of the many fine captains on a fishing charter catching Cobia, Wahoo, Tarpon, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, Amberjack Kingfish and Shark. If a bird’s eye view of the Port is what you’re looking for, visit the Exploration Tower and explore seven stories of fun and adventure with a theatre and interactive exhibits. Sensational views plus fantastic indoor and outdoor amenities are on tap daily!
Cape Canaveral is home to Port Canaveral, one of the world’s busiest ports and Florida’s fastest growing cruise port. Sometimes referred to as Orlando’s Fun Port, you can enjoy a cruise to the Bahamas, Southern, Eastern and Western Caribbean or other tropical destinations. Port Canaveral is homeport to Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International. The Port is located just 45 miles East of Orlando allowing visitors the luxury of combining their cruise experience with the adventures of the Orlando area attractions. Daily excursions are available on Victory Casino Cruises. Easy, stress free access is what’s in store for you.
Local restaurants offer a full range cuisine, locally caught seafood, entertainment and nightlife. Milliken’s Reef, Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar and Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar offer some of the best waterfront dining in Florida. Admire the majesty of the cruise ships at they depart the Port and disappear on the horizon.
Port Canaveral was dedicated in 1953. Its first industry was commercial fishing. By 1958 tanker vessels began carrying central Florida’s orange juice to New York. Today, nearly four million tons of cargo moves through the Port each year. Port Canaveral continues to play an important role in America’s space program, supporting launches from nearby Cape Canaveral. Experience the thrill of a live rocket launch, tour the Apollo/Saturn V Center, meet a real astronaut, and get a up close view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis all at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Cape Canaveral is nearby to a wide array of local businesses, industrial and high technology firms such as Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center, Lockheed Martin, Space X and Raytheon. Keep your eye on the roads around Port. The family business featured on the Syfy Network’s show Dream Machines, Parker Brothers Concepts can be seen test driving one of their many custom built motorcycles or movie replica vehicles.
Become an island local and live every day like you’re on vacation!