Boaters from all over the country will soon be vacationing near sunny Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, and Cocoa Beach, where Harbortown Marina members and 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 near Cape Canaveral!
Indian River Lagoon
The Indian River Lagoon, surprisingly, is not a river. Instead, it is an 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 including dolphins and manatees! 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 on our list.
Our members and area 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.
Freddie Patrick Park
Freddie Patrick Park is just minutes from the open ocean and offers eight slips, two pavilions, fish-cleaning tables, and restrooms! With close access to the open beach, Freddie Patrick Park is definitely a top boating spot near Cape Canaveral.
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 and Jetty Park’s beach and fishing pier is arguably the most popular spot to watch a rocket launch. For a full schedule of upcoming rocket launches Click Here.
Bar & Grill at Harbortown Marina
Harbortown’s onsite Bar & Grill is happy to provide great service and affordable food and drinks in a laid back harbor atmosphere. Located in the heart of Harbortown Marina, this full service restaurant is open to the public and has motor up access.
Harbortown 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 visiting other local hot spots 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! Come stop by our marina during your visit to Cape Canaveral and fuel up your boat or pick up supplies at our Marina Store! To view our current fuel prices, Click Here.