Top Canaveral Boating Spots to Visit This Spring!

With Easter taking place earlier on April 1st in 2018, (no joking!) spring is fast approaching! Boaters from all over the country will soon be vacationing near sunny Cape Canaveral, where Harbortown Marina – Canaveral residents enjoy the sun all year long! Since we know how excited boaters can get during this time of year,  we wanted to share some of the Top Boating Spots to Visit This Spring in Cape Canaveral!

1. Indian River Lagoon

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The Indian River Lagoon, surprisingly, is not a river. Instead, it is in Estuarine lagoon formed over 7000 years ago. The Indian River Lagoon is part of a combination of three bodies of water, consisting of the Indian River Lagoon, the Banana River, and Mosquito Lagoon. Together, these waterways span over 156 miles along Florida’s east coast!

When visiting the Indian River Lagoon, visitors can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife. The lagoon itself holds over 700 different species of fish, and is considered one of the top fisheries in the country! This alone makes the Indian River Lagoon one of the Top Boating Spots to Visit This Spring in Cape Canaveral!

Harbortown Marina – Canaveral residents enjoy direct access to these prime boating spots. For a full list of ways to access the Indian River Lagoon by boat, Click Here.

 2. Freddie Patrick Park

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Freddie Patrick Park is just minutes from the open ocean and offers eight slips, two pavilions, fish-cleaning tables, restrooms, and aboat rinse station FREE of charge! The park also has a paved parking area, as well as a grass lot for overflow parking. With close access to the open beach, Freddie Patrick Park is definitely a Top Boating Spot to Visit This Spring in Cape Canaveral.

The best part of Freddie Patrick Park is that this beautiful park is located just across the street from Jetty Park, the next spot on our list!  

3. Jetty Park 

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Although those wishing to travel by boat to Jetty Park may have to tie-up across the street, it still hasn’t stopped this Cape Canaveral hot spot from becoming one of our Top Boating Spots to Visit This Spring in Cape Canaveral! Stop by Jetty Park and enjoy over 35 acres of sun and fun. This beautiful beachside campground hosts a variety of amenities, including a 1200’ fishing pier, playground area, and 4.5 acres of pristine beach! Jetty Park is the perfect stop during any boater’s day out on the water.

Plan your trip to Jetty Park ahead of time and wave goodbye to some of Cape Canaveral’s largest ships! Jetty Park offers prime viewing of cruise ship departures from Port Canaveral. For a full schedule of cruise departures, Click Here.

4. CFFW’s Annual Marine Flea Market!

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On March 24th, 2018, Just four days after the official start of spring, Citizens for Florida’s Waterways will host their 21st annual Marine Flea Market! This event takes place every year right here at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral, and is Central Florida’s largest Marine Flea Market. Visitors can expect a variety of nautical themed merchandise, old and new.

Admission and parking to the Annual Marine Flea Market is free, and since it is the largest marine flea market in Central Florida, it had to make our list of Top Canaveral Boating Spots to Visit This Spring!

For directions to the Marine Flea Market, or for more information, visit the Citizens for Florida’s Waterways Website. Click here!

Harbortown Marina – Canaveral is lucky to be surrounded by an active community of individuals who care for our beautiful waterways. Here in Cape Canaveral, this also means there is always something new for a boater to enjoy. Whether you are spending a day viewing extraordinary wildlife at the Indian River Lagoon, or browsing new items for your boat at Central Florida’s Largest Marine Flea Market, we promise there is something for everyone here in Cape Canaveral.

Local Boating tip: Even visitors can use Harbortown Marina – Canaveral’s on-site fuel pumps! We offer the lowest priced Ethanol – Free Fuel on the Space Coast. Come stop by our marina during your visit to Cape Canaveral and save on fuel! To view our current fuel prices, Click Here.