Jetty Park will open at 12 noon Monday, Aug. 3
Exploration Tower will open at 10am Monday, Aug. 3  


Recreation at Port Canaveral

Would you like to re-create yourself? Go from stressed to relaxed? From bored to invigorated? From indoor pale to outdoor tan? With more recreational opportunities than all other Florida ports combined, we have an abundance of options for turning an idle hour, day or week into a transforming experience!


Here you can feel the thrill of a rocket launch while sunning on the beach. Enjoy the fresh catch at a harborside table. Win the jackpot on a gaming cruise. Be the first on your charter boat to hook a big one. Dance away the evening, camp under the stars and become your family's hero by bringing them to a place that's so much fun!


To start the fun, you take an easy drive, park conveniently near the facilities you want to enjoy and...enjoy! No bumper-to-bumper roadways, no jostling crowds, no long waits, no hassles.


If you haven't eaten out lately at Port Canaveral, you're missing a great experience. Our restaurants offer a range of fare from finger foods to full-course dinners. If you're in the mood for seafood, where could the day's catch be fresher than where it goes directly from the fishing boat's deck to the restaurant kitchen? If you're not in the seafood mood, how about a great grilled steak, smoked pork ribs, fettuccine alfredo, fried gator bites, or a big piece of bourbon pecan pie? It's all here.
The Cove is a waterfront recreation area at Port Canaveral with restaurants, lounges, shops, charter boats and a casino ship. Many Cove restaurants have outdoor tables and tiki bars, great locations for watching the cruise ships glide by regally or just enjoying an onshore breeze. When the sun goes down, the fun doesn't end. It gets livelier...with DJs, live bands, dancing and karaoke. Feel free to explore. There's amazing variety within easy walking distance. (And if you like camping, you could be just an easy stroll to your bed when the evening ends.)
For a listing of restaurants & lounges, as well as events hosted throughout the year, visit the Port Canaveral Association web site at


Central Florida’s Newest Destination. Come see why Exploration Tower is more than an attraction, it’s an experience. Whether you’re here to have lunch or watch a launch, you’ll have a spectacular bird’s eye view of Port Canaveral and the surrounding area, from our two observation decks.


Beaches, Parks & Camping
Boating & Fishing
Multi-Day Cruising
Exploration Tower