Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral

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#4 of 12 in Outdoors in Cape Canaveral
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  • We went to this park when it got rainy, but we didn’t see any manatees or dolphins, wow, that was disappointing. But, if you’re lucky enough, they will appear for you.  more »
  • Stopped here as I was nearby and saw manatees dancing in the water as soon as I arrived. The water is brackish though so not easy to spot unless they're coming out of the water which luckily for me th...  more »
  • Our family decided to head out to the park for a bit since the beach was too windy and wavy. We didn't see any manatees but we saw plenty of dolphins! We took some terrific photos. Only downside was t...  more »
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  • This is a must do!! Don't over look the boat dock honestly to me that's the best part! It's free and absolutely amazing. There are around 30 manatees that are so very friendly and just want you to rub them. If you lean over and just splash in the water with your hand they will swim up and you will see them very closely. Manatees very very easy to spot and we're so friendly. I fell in love!! Such a cool experience!!
  • It's very calm and peaceful. Great for morning runs or just sitting on a bench to relax. There isn't a lot of activity for kids to see. I didn't see any manatee but it was a nice stop.
  • This little park is a gem. Paved walking/exercise trail draws a lot of locals and the boardwalk/viewing stand draws others who hope to actually see a manatee or two. There is a nice picnic pavilion as well as a space to play horse shoes and some folks fish in the Banana River. Plus, they have reasonably well maintained bathrooms.
  • Beautiful park. Very clean. I wish I had a park like this where I lived. The track is very well maintained as are the little exercise stops along it. Unfortunately, no manatee sightings during my visit, but I thoroughly enjoyed the park regardless.
  • I love the protected area but not what I expected. I hoped to see a Manatee and imagined they would be easy to spot. The day we were there we didn't see them. They have a beautiful boardwalk around the area and a nice walking track with fitness stops along the way.

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