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Manatee Sanctuary Park

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Closed Now: 07:00 - 19:00
Open today: 07:00 - 19:00
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Quiet spot to contemplate the local flora and some fauna

A nice boardwalk on the Banana River with fitness trail. Trees and local bushes and flowers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

I make an effort to stop at Manatee Sanctuary Park anytime I vacation in the Cape Canaveral/ Cocoa... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
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Manatee Sanctuary Park boasts over 10 acres of riverfront beauty. Situated on the Banana River, this park has a little something for everyone! 4 Horseshoe Pits 1/2 Mile Paved Fitness Trail 10 Exercise Stations Covered Riverside Boardwalk Picnic...more
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701 Thurm Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
+1 321-868-1226
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Seeking river view, covered boardwalk, deck. paved paths for walking, warm up posts for exercise enthusiasts. Sculptures, playground, free library exchange box were nice features. Spotted a mangrove tree. Saw a great blue heron, anhinga, egrets and swans. dog friendly. Sunset would be beautiful. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tropicalsquaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is nice and well kept. Good for a stroll and probably a great place for locals to bring kids and walk their dogs, however the likelihood you see a manatee is super low. The boardwalk is not directly on the water so even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MDonT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice little park for walking, but don't get your hopes up to see a manatee. If you do, I think it would be very unusual. But it seemed like a clean park, and a good place to relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice boardwalk on the Banana River with fitness trail. Trees and local bushes and flowers. Great Blue heron sighted on the shore of the river.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AMDew1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t planned on walking around Manatee Park but saw the sign on our walk back from Florida Beer. Beautifully maintained park. We came through as the sun was beginning to set. Gorgeous views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sluns08
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I make an effort to stop at Manatee Sanctuary Park anytime I vacation in the Cape Canaveral/ Cocoa Beach area. It's usually very quiet and peaceful. It's a nice place to walk/exercise or sit at a picnic table for lunch. There is ample parking and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Nice and quite small park, you can get beautiful sunset pictures here. Not much else to do though than walk around and relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank O82SHpetere
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Nice park. Sadly the Manatees were in hiding. Great place for a picnic lunch and to get your workout in for the day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jennifera399
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Love this park. Plenty of room to train/work your dog out. Either on pavement or grass. Nice little covered dock overlooking the river. If you bring a pole, can drop it in the water and fish if you bring a beach chair. The restrooms are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brendaLPGA
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is a nice little park for a quiet stroll along its pathways. Not sure why its called Manatee Sanctuary Park? Did not see any. There are manatee statues. Lots of squirles and various birds found.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerry W
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Response from LARRY C | Reviewed this property |
October is a good time to see them. Not necessarily at this park, they are everywhere in October. If you go to the Manatee Overlook at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, I can almost guarantee you will see... More