At the end of our stay in Cocoa Beach we had some time to kill before we could check into our hotel in Orlando. I did a quick Tripadvisor search and thought we'd check this out and possibly see a manatee. We initially parked in the wrong place and there wasn't much to see. We didn't realize we could drive further back. Then a nice gentleman who was fishing told us to all the way out to the end of the road and go see the locks from there.
The locks are open to the public. There is a parking and a nice little picnic area. They have benches next to the locks so you can sit and wait for some traffic. While we were there we saw one boat move through the locks. As the doors closed three dolphins came into the lock and swam to the other end waiting to get into the canal. They swam around in front of us quite a bit before the lock opened on the other end. It was neat to watch them. Not many manatee that day. We got a couple brief glimpses of one. It was a cool, little, free thing and I'm glad we came across it here on Tripadvisor.
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