Cruising Out of Port Canaveral On Florida’s Space Coast is an Exciting Experience for the Whole Family
By Space Coast Daily // May 21, 2023
When you snooze'n'cruise out of Port Canaveral, there are a ton of things your family can see and do
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cruising out of Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast is an exciting experience for the whole family.
With plenty of places to stay, things to do, and incredible food to eat, your stay on the Space Coast can be just as memorable as your time on the ship. Check out all the fun and exciting family-friendly activities you can get into before you set sail.
Snooze’n’Cruise is all about making your cruise getaway as easy as possible. Thankfully, the hotels and other lodgings around Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach offer several options for shuttle service to and from MCO & MLB to Port Canaveral on the day of your cruise, cruise parking options, and tons of other deals.
After checking into the hotel, head out to explore Port Canaveral, one of the busiest and most exciting ports in the world.
The Cove at Port Canaveral is a collection of waterfront restaurants and tiki bars that provide an incredible view of The Port and a great experience for the whole family.
See your ship, rocket parts, and wildlife like dolphins and sea turtles make their way through the water while you enjoy delicious meals and drinks.
Hit the Beach!
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned beach day before you hit the high seas, check out these nearby beaches with convenient parking, access to beach rentals, and more!
Fish off the 1,200-foot fully lit pier, or just find a nice spot in the sand and watch the ships come and go in the relaxing sea breeze. Jetty Park is very easily accessible and is also one of the best places to watch a rocket launch if one happens to be going up before your trip. A local vendor rents everything you need for a day at the beach so it’s an easy, worry-free outing. A parking pass needs to be reserved online in advance. Find a way to fit it into your plans!
Cheri Down Park:
This popular, secluded family-friendly beach has just what you need for a fun, low-key trip to the shoreline. There are grills to cook out and pavilions to relax and enjoy your meal in the shade. It’s another fantastic spot to watch a rocket launch, and early risers can take in a gorgeous sunrise over the water.
Free parking can fill up, so it’s best to come early, but you can also find street parking within a few blocks. Whether you are heading back to your hotel or setting sail directly, you’ll appreciate the handy bathrooms for changing and the outdoor showers for washing off the sand and saltwater before your next stop onboard. Watch out for Peacocks!
Lori Wilson Park:
Here you’ll enjoy free parking and easy access to exciting and lively Cocoa Beach. It’s a beautiful stretch of sandy beach that’s a popular location for first-time surf lessons if you set one up with a local surf shop. A truly family-friendly beach, you’ll find picnic tables, a kids’ playground, bathrooms, and showers for cleaning up before you head out.
Your stop on the Space Coast isn’t just a layover. When you snooze’n’cruise out of Port Canaveral, there are a ton of things your family can see and do to enjoy your cruise adventure even more. You may even be a bit sad to watch Florida’s Space Coast fade into the background as your “real” vacation begins.
But we’ll be here ready for you when you get back to Port from your Caribbean adventure. There’s still some space for fun when you return!