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The recreational offerings at Port Canaveral provide
more opportunities for local residents and visitors than all the other
Florida ports combined!
Three parks are open to the public, with a fourth in the works. The largest,
Jetty Park, is a 35-acre facility that offers camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and picnic areas. Located within the park is the 1,200 foot Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier, a four and one half acre family beach, 150 lighted camp
sites, designated areas for swimming and surfing, covered pavilions, beach
wheelchair availability, refreshment stand, bait and tackle shop and restrooms
with showers. Bicycle paths run throughout the Port, connecting Jetty Park at the eastern boundary to Freddie Patrick Park on the Portís south side. Portís End Park features an observation tower for watching ships in the harbor. Two parks feature no-fee boat-launching ramps.
Boating and Fishing
Fishing out of Port Canaveral has become a very popular activity. In addition to the public boat launching ramps in the parks, three marinas are located at the Harbor, with others along the Barge Canal, providing wet-and dry-boat storage slips and boat chartering services. Click here for specific information on charter boats which operate in the area.
The Cove at Port Canaveral is a waterfront recreational area. Several restaurants and eateries provide a range of menu choices, from finger foods and ice cream to full-course dinners. Of course, seafood is a specialty, with the dayís catch going directly from the deck of the fishing boat to the restaurant kitchen. You will find many interesting retail shops here as well.
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