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Manatee Sanctuary Park

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Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Nice place for a stroll

We visited Manatee Park while in Port Canaveral with our cruise. Pleasant park for a stroll... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa B
Deposit, New York
Great little park to get a nice work out

Great little park. Nice paths and walk ways with little workout stations to get some exercise. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Swanton, Vermont
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful well kept park and it’s free!! There’s a great playground for children, a pavilion and restrooms. A nicely paved walk way with fitness stations. A pond area with birds and turtles. Along the River there’s a boardwalk with benches. I do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park borders the Banana River. It consists of a short boardwalk between two gazebos overlooking the river. There are paths throughout the lawns with fitness spots scattered here and there. Two small ponds have been formed to filter river water. There were lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Manatee Park while in Port Canaveral with our cruise. Pleasant park for a stroll, fitness track for those so inclined, and interesting local ecological information. Also dog-friendly park.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little park. Nice paths and walk ways with little workout stations to get some exercise. A nice playground and pavilion too. You won’t see much wildlife but birds here. Name is a little deceiving.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Magumom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You tour the area on your own. If the Manatees are there, you will see them. No following a guide, but there is a info center where you can find information on all the marine fauna and the manatees. Very nice. I enjoyed the afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeking river view, covered boardwalk, deck. paved paths for walking, warm up posts for exercise enthusiasts. Sculptures, playground, free library exchange box were nice features. Spotted a mangrove tree. Saw a great blue heron, anhinga, egrets and swans. dog friendly. Sunset would be beautiful. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The park is nice and well kept. Good for a stroll and probably a great place for locals to bring kids and walk their dogs, however the likelihood you see a manatee is super low. The boardwalk is not directly on the water so even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MDonT
Reviewed January 25, 2019

It's a nice little park for walking, but don't get your hopes up to see a manatee. If you do, I think it would be very unusual. But it seemed like a clean park, and a good place to relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed January 19, 2019

A nice boardwalk on the Banana River with fitness trail. Trees and local bushes and flowers. Great Blue heron sighted on the shore of the river.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AMDew1956
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We hadn’t planned on walking around Manatee Park but saw the sign on our walk back from Florida Beer. Beautifully maintained park. We came through as the sun was beginning to set. Gorgeous views.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Beth R
August 29, 2015|
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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