city in Brevard County, Florida, United States

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, most famous for being the home of America's spaceport, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). Cape Canaveral is part of a region known as the "Space Coast", since all of the manned United States spacecraft are launched from the Space Coast.

The city of Cape Canaveral sits at the northern end of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida, south of the geographical Cape Canaveral.

Falcon 9 (pictured above), the first rocket to land its first stage, takes off from the Kennedy Space Center.

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The nearest Amtrak station is in Orlando, 50 miles west.

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Cape Canaveral is at the eastern end of Florida State Route 528 from Orlando. Interstate 95, a primary north-south route on the Atlantic Coast, intersects FL-528 near Cape Canaveral.

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By busEdit

  • Space Coast Area Transit is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.50 per ride, or $42 for a monthly pass.

SeeEdit

  • 1 Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.    
  • 2 Air Force Space and Missile Museum (Tours leave from the AF Space and Missile History Center just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), +1 321 853-9171, . M-F 8AM-4PM W-Th 9AM (launch and operations schedule permitting). The three-hour tour includes stops at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and several historic launch complexes. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Adults must be able to present one form of official ID, such as a driver's license, military ID and/or passport, when checking in at the History Center. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicapped accessible. Note that these sites can be seen daily via a fee-based special KSC bus tour of Cape Canaveral. Free.    
  • 3 Air Force Space and Missile History Center (Just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), +1 321 853-9171, . Tu-F 9AM-2PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su Noon-4PM. The History Center is an extension of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. It is located outside of the gates of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and does not require entry onto the station. Free.

DoEdit

 
Atlas rocket launches into space from Cape Canaveral (May 2004)
  • View a rocket launch: NASA keeps a list of Brevard County parks where rocket launches can be viewed. The best places off-site are to the south from Jetty Park near Port Canaveral, or across Indian River in Titusville.
  • Go on a Cruise from Port Canaveral - Evening and extended cruises offered. These are especially popular for their casino facilities which are not available on land.
  • Zero Gravity Corporation, toll-free: +1-800-937-6480. Parabolic flights on a modified 727, offering brief periods of weightlessness. $3675.
  • Cocoa Beach Sportfishing Charters, 800 Scallop Dr, +1 321 848-2662. Deep Sea Fishing Charters leaving from Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Catch Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper, and many others. Children Welcome.
  • A1A Beach Rentals, 6811 N Atlantic Ave, +1 321 505-7455. Surfboard rental, paddleboard rental, kayak rental, bike rental, beach gear rental. Rentals are by the day, 2-day, and weekly, and the company delivers everything to you. Activities include kayak fishing, kayak manatee and wildlife viewing, surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, cruise shore excursions, surf fishing, flats fishing.
  • Anglers Envy Fishing Charters, 726 Scallop Drive #1001, +1-321-333-5700, . Deep sea fishing charter experience.
  • 1 Sea Leveler Sport Fishing Charters (Sea Leveler), 505 Glen Cheek Dr, +1 321-794-3474, . 7:00AM–10:00PM. Deep sea fishing charters. Full, half day and specialty fishing charters to catch mahi, king mackerel, sailfish, tuna, barracuda, wahoo, grouper, snapper, and cobia to name a few. Evening shark fishing charters. Price varies.

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DrinkEdit

  • Causeway Diner, 3700 N Courtenay Pkwy, +1 321 454-9898. Diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long.

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Go nextEdit

  • Disney World is 1-1/2 hours by car due west in Lake Buena Vista.
  • Space - The launch facility is a gateway to low Earth orbit and beyond, although extremely expensive.
Routes through Cape Canaveral
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