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6 Instagrammable Spots for Your Port Canaveral Vacation

Port Canaveral, home to the world’s busiest cruise port, is an area bubbling with Instagram-ready spots. There are picturesque places offering some of the best views of the area, as well as hotels, restaurants, and retail locations all within 5 miles of Port Canaveral. 

Whether you’re looking to capture the architecture or natural features, the hardest part is deciding where to start. However, if you plan to arrive early for your cruise vacation, you can likely capture most places on the list below. Check out Sail Port Canaveral’s Stay & Cruise packages here.

Let’s take a look at these Instagrammable places in Port Canaveral and fill up your feed!

The Cove

Dave Nisbet Drive, Cape Canaveral

The Cove at Port Canaveral is the entertainment district of Port Canaveral. It’s home to several waterfront restaurants and family-friendly activities.

  • Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill – Serving lunch and dinner, Fishlips is a family-friendly restaurant that sits directly on the water. Watch cruise ships leave port while enjoying an expansive menu that includes fresh seafood, sandwiches, and salads. Before you leave, don’t miss the big way photo opportunity in front of the restaurant. It’s a fan favorite around here! (321) 784-4533 |

  • Grills Seafood – Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, experience an island-like atmosphere at Grills. Their menu has a little bit of everything, and it’s the perfect place to watch a rocket launch and the cruise ships go by with live entertainment most evenings. While you visit Grills, be sure to catch a picture with the shark sign out front. You can’t miss it!  (321) 868-2226 |

  • Sunrise Marina Fish Hang – Located directly next door to Grills Seafood is the Sunrise Marina Fish Hang. Throughout the day, fishermen will share their fresh catch on the board, making for one cool photo opportunity. (321) 783-9535 |

  • Exploration Tower – As you’re driving up to Port Canaveral, you will notice a stunning architectural landmark. That’s the Exploration Tower! It’s home to seven floors of exhibits and interactive play. Although it is currently closed due to maintenance, find its good side and take a selfie. (321) 394-3408 |

Jetty Park

397 Jetty Park Road, Port Canaveral

This picturesque beach is unlike any other in the area. Not only can you surf, kayak, and walk the beach, there is a 1,200-foot paved and lighted fishing pier that gets you up close to cruise ships, submarines, and fishing boats arriving or departing from Port Canaveral. Plus, it’s an ideal spot to watch a rocket launch since it is the closest beach to the launch sites. (321) 783-7111 |

Cocoa Beach Pier

401 Meade Avenue, Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach Pier has multiple spots that are Instagram-worthy. From the pier itself and the Rikki Tiki Tavern located at the end of the 800-foot-long pier to the iconic sign and the big beach chair, those are just a few of the many opportunities you have when you visit here. Grab your camera and get snappin’! (321) 783-7549 |

Radisson Resort at the Port

8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral

Guests who stay at the Radisson Resort at the Port prior to their cruise departure are in for a real treat! The pool deck is expansive and home to an incredible waterfall feature, making for an incredible photo backdrop. Not to mention the poolside tiki bar serving refreshing cocktails while palm trees sway with the breeze. (321) 784-0000 |

TownePlace Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach

605 W. Central Boulevard, Cape Canaveral

As the newest, all-suite hotel located just minutes from Port Canaveral, throughout the hotel’s common areas you will find retro furniture and photos paying homage to the 1960s space race that took place here on Florida’s Space Coast. (321) 335-6800 |

Cocoa Beach Surf Company

4001 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach

As the world’s largest surf complex, the Cocoa Beach Surf Company is your one-stop shop for all your cruise essentials. Take a photo with its yellow arches or with the 5,600-gallon aquarium inside its restaurant, Shark Pit Bar & Grill. Or if you’re looking for an action shot, rent a bicycle from the Cocoa Beach Bicycle Company and hit the streets. Wrap up your day with a coffee from the all-new Starbucks on-site. (321) 799-9930 |

There’s no shortage of opportunities for great photos while visiting the Port Canaveral area. Be sure to follow Sail Port Canaveral on Instagram for more inspiration.

Booking your pre-cruise stay on Florida’s Space Coast doesn’t have to be a hassle. Trust our team at Sail Port Canaveral to find the best price and accommodations for you.

CALL US TODAY!  321.783.8655

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