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Merritt Island overview

Merritt Island is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its port and shops. You'll find a wide variety of bar and dining choices. Plan a fun excursion to Port Canaveral or Cocoa Expo Sports Center. Cocoa Beach Pier and Kennedy Space Center are popular places to visit. A family-friendly area, Merritt Island also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Merritt Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Merritt Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Merritt Island with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Merritt Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Merritt Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Merritt Island

Fly in to Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from central Merritt Island. Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

What to see around Merritt Island

Fun activities such as baseball, exploring the port and rowing are at hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Port Canaveral
  • • Cocoa Expo Sports Center
  • • Space Coast Iceplex
  • • Space Coast Stadium
  • • Melbourne Greyhound Park
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Traxx at Jungle Village
  • • Golf-N-Gator
  • • Cocoa Beach Pier
  • • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • • Brevard Zoo
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Manatee Sanctuary Park
  • • Indian River Cruises
  • • Cherie Down Park
  • • Jetty Park
  • • Alan Shepard Park
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Kennedy Space Center
  • • Melbourne Square Mall

When to visit Merritt Island

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 26°C day, 9°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 14°C night
  • July-September: 33°C day, 22°C night
  • October-December: 30°C day, 10°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 208 cm
  • April-June: 308 cm
  • July-September: 540 cm
  • October-December: 267 cm
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