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Black Point Wildlife Drive

#3 of 36 things to do in Merritt Island Features Animals
Hwy 406, Merritt Island, FL
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Plan Several Hours & Bring a Camera

If you're a nature lover, this place is a must! It's a 7-mile, 1-way drive through a salt marsh and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Natural Florida Beauty

I loved it, but I think Wetlands are some of the prettiest places on earth. I went both at sunrise... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Ocala, Florida
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Hwy 406, Merritt Island, FL
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you're a nature lover, this place is a must! It's a 7-mile, 1-way drive through a salt marsh and there are oodles of opportunities to photograph the local flora and fauna. It's $5 for a 1 day pass if you're in a vehicle, so...More

1  Thank Valanncy
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I loved it, but I think Wetlands are some of the prettiest places on earth. I went both at sunrise and sunset in December. The bird life is abundant.

Thank coralreefer17
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a must-see spot for anyone interested in birds! I've traveled this drive three times and never tire of it. I usually see up to 20 varieties of birds, including herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ibises, wood storks, and created cormorants. We also see at...More

Thank pamcatznfish
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our main focus on this wildlife drive was to see the manatees that frequent this area in the winter time by a waterway inlet adjacent to a bridge that opens up for boat traffic. The manatees were definitely in the area, but they are not...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Unfortunately we were only here in the heat of the day so saw mainly birds. Perhaps a visit earlier or later in the day would give a better opportunity to see land and water animals.

Thank turkishjim
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do and this was on trip advisor so we decided to go. It was midday so most of the wildlife we seen were birds. Beautiful countryside.

Thank Nightstar22
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A wonderful place to spend the morning or late afternoon. Never the same drive tour twice.Bring your camera, a drink and snack, this is a natural environment and there are no food or beverage services. You will want to take your time. there is a...More

3  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whenever we have guests from up north, I always take them to Black Point. You can always spot birds, but winter time brings tons of birds to our area. In the spring, you can spot lots of alligators. At different times, I have spotted, otters,...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Saw thousands of birds, some gators, wild boar, and nesting Bald Eagles. Well maintained level drive with numerous pull offs. Convenient to Merritt Island Refuge visitors center.

1  Thank SaddlePoor
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the morning driving through, it was beautiful. Tons of birds and a couple alligators. A great way to see the nature around us. Too hot to walk the trails, but we drove slowly enough to take it all in.

Thank Amanda H
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