Port Canaveral / Cape Canaveral, Florida is centrally located to many of Florida’s main attractions. The popular cruise port provides cruise passengers access to many of Florida Theme Parks, but there’s tons to do in a twenty mile radius!
There are tours to the NASA Space Center – located a short distance from the pier by taxi, shuttle bus or ship excursion. Start your exploration adventure at the only place in America that blasts man into space, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
For those looking to enjoy the beach, there is Jetty Park which offers swimming and is very close to the ship terminal. Depending on the pier, the beach is a walkable distance. Jetty Park is a family beach with showers and changing facilities, a concession stand, a boardwalk, a nature trail, a playground, and picnic grounds with barbecue grills.
Fishing is also available from 1,200 foot pier equipped with fish cleaning tables and lighting for nighttime use. As an added bonus, you may be able to see a rocket or shuttle launch. The pier is the closest public viewing point for unmanned rocket launches and one of the most popular vantage points for witnessing spectacular space shuttle launches.
From the ship, you can take a ride into Cocoa Beach (approx 10 minutes), home of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and the surfing capital of the world. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the beach or walk to area restaurants, bars and shopping. Visit the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop just a few yards from the beach. No visit to Cocoa Beach is complete without a stop at this local landmark, which offers a huge variety of items to help you live the surfer or beach lifestyle. The Space Coast is home to over 100 of the best surf spots on the East Coast.
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