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Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral

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  • Looking t do something different when we stayed in Cape Canaveral, my wife found the posting for the Manatee Sanctuary Park, only a couple of miles from where we stayed. Knowing we probably wouldn't s...  more »
  • Was hoping to see manatees. Improvements were under construction so no manatees and some limitations as to where you could go. Nice, free so if you have some time to kill or want to get away from crow...  more »
  • The park is very clean. We got there a little late but the time we spent was wonderful. We saw a turtle,school of fish, alligator.  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.