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Manatee Sanctuary Park

Features Animals
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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No manatees, but cute park

We were under the impression that this is where manatees hung out, and that's not the case... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Cali E
Beautiful, tranquil park.

This is a beautiful park off the Banana River close to CoCoa Beach. It has statues of history... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Washington Court House, Ohio
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Raddison hotel and walk going to Manatee park. It is a nice small park. We were expecting to see Manatees for didn't see any. Also there is nothing much to see but a small boardwalk.

Thank stevenivany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to watch a sunset on the river. Quiet park in a residential area. See wildlife and relax. Good area for children.

Thank cmanofcape
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Was dismayed that despite the name, there were no manatees. the park is fairly small and I think there are better ones that are beach front on the other side of Cocoa Beach. You aren't missing anything if you don't go while you are visiting,...More

1  Thank Danielle C
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We were under the impression that this is where manatees hung out, and that's not the case. However, there is a little pond with a bunch of turtles in it which was fun to see. There were also quite a bit of birds. It has...More

1  Thank Cali E
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Small information display boards and nice little gift shop.Happy to purchase a good quality teeshirt and blueberry scented pencil to support the Manatees!!Apparently as the water warms up they can swim further out so unlucky this time!!

2  Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This is a beautiful park off the Banana River close to CoCoa Beach. It has statues of history, picnic pavilions, and a boardwalk along the river. You can often see the manatees and dolphins playing in the river. There are also a couple of smaller...More

1  Thank skyisthelimit98
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We stopped by one overcast day and the park is tiny. It's a very small grassy area with a gazebo. We did not see any manatee.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Stopped by with my husband to see if we can spot a Manatee. There were none that day but I am sure that on some days you might see one. There is a really nice art sculpture and it is also easy to locate. The...More

1  Thank Liltrave
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is an Awesome Local Park For The Family !! We just celebrated Easter 2018. My Friends From The Bahamas Came Over With Their Small Children (1Yr Old Boy & 3 Yr Old Girl) My Granddaughter Who Is Also 3yrs Old Along With My 14...More

1  Thank truetami4
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We've come here several times and it's a very nice park. Clean, well-kept, nice views, places to walk & exercise. Despite the name, we've never seen a single manatee here in all the times we've visited, but it's still a nice place to visit.

Thank Anthony R
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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