Rocket Launch Viewing Area, Merritt Island

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  • Beautiful area. Tomorrow will be the first time we are going in the boat - we usually just watch from our dock or pool deck. “Falcon Heavy” rocket - first time in 8 years - launching tomorrow. 
    Beautiful area. Tomorrow will be the first time we are going in the boat - we usually just watch from our dock or pool deck. “Falcon Heavy” rocket - first time in 8 years - launching tomorrow.  more »
  • I travel up for launches from S. Florida. This is probably the best spot. Get a crab trap and stay. Please remember to use parking lights only during the launch. Some of us make an investment in each....  more
    I travel up for launches from S. Florida. This is probably the best spot. Get a crab trap and stay. Please remember to use parking lights only during the launch. Some of us make an investment in each....  more »
  • This is a great location. Thanks to the other reviewers we got a great spot. We saw a dolphin while waiting. The only recommendation I would add is to bring binoculars if you have them. It is still... 
    This is a great location. Thanks to the other reviewers we got a great spot. We saw a dolphin while waiting. The only recommendation I would add is to bring binoculars if you have them. It is still...  more »
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  • Saw my first SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and booster landing here Arrived at 3pm for a 6pm launch and had my choice of parking spots on the North side, which is the place to be. If you are coming here for a Launch, you can use strong binoculars to see which Launchpad you want to look at. If you are coming to see a landing, there aren't any clear towers, so use the photo I included in my review. The Landing Zone is marked with a red arrow (it's to the right, you might have to click on the picture to see it in its entirety). Situate yourself so you can see the Launch Tower you want to observe *and* the area marked by the red arrow and you should be good.
  • Here 2 hours before a launch at 4pm on a Saturday. I expected it to be much more packed. There were a lot more people with a half hour of launch but it didnt take from the experience. Occasional boats with music that is way too loud, and lots of people fishing
  • Great spot to watch a rocket launch without paying to park or the entry fee at Kennedy Space Center. Bring your picnic basket and a fishing pole and even if the launch is delayed or scrubbed, it will still be nice.
  • This is literally the side of the road. The fact that there is a name for it is awesome. We stopped here to see the water and check out nature. I didn’t realize you could see the launches from here as well.
  • Not a bad place to watch a rocket launch at all! Watched the delta iv heavy launch of the Parker solar probe. Even took a lyft, and they dropped me off and picked me up right at the spot.

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