Port Canaveral is famous for clear, calm waters and some very big cruise ships. But did you also know that Port Canaveral is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations not only in Florida, but in the country? The immense expansion of Port Canaveral includes the newly opened state-of-the-art Exploration Tower, an additional turning basin and cruise ship terminal as well as the planned addition of approximately 500,000 sq. ft. of restaurant and retail space.
Port Canaveral Restaurants
Port Canaveral is currently home to some of the most popular and most frequented restaurants and bars on the Space Coast. These beautiful waterfront establishments are located directly on Port Canaveral’s harbor and give patrons a bird’s eye view of cruise ships like the Disney Magic and Norwegian Breakaway as they enter and leave the port. Choose any one of the restaurants in Port Canaveral and you’ll be able to enjoy fresh local seafood, friendly service and a fun and exciting family atmosphere.
There’s no reason to leave the Port for a day at the beach either. The pristine white sandy beaches of Jetty Park are located right inside Port Canaveral. Jetty park provides beach-goers with life guard patrolled swimming areas (in season), a gift shop and a full service consession stand with seating. The Malcolm McLouth fishing pier extends hundreds of feet out over the jetty and has planty of room for fishing. Campers at Jetty park can choose from RV areas, newly constructed log cabins or spacious capmsites to pitch their tent. You can stay for the day or stay for the week at Jetty Park in Port Canaveral.
The newly opened, state-of-the-art Exploration Tower is definitely an something you’ll want to experince. The tower is home 7 stories of Port Canaveral’s history and includes interactive ehxibits, an HD theater, a virtual cruise ship (and you can actually drive it!), beautiful sculptures and artwork made from reclaimed materials that washed up on Florida’s beaches and an entire floor dedicated to Cape Canaveral’s space industry.
Once the sun sets and the moon and stars fill the sky, Port Canaveral is transformed into a colorful, nightime wonderland. Partygoers can dance the night away to live DJs on a sandy beach or listen to live local and big name music artists at Port Canaveral’s most popular bars.
|Auddino's Italian Bakery||523 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-205-1210|
|Baja Tavern & Eats||626 Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral, FL 32920||321-799-1616
|Exploration Tower||670 Dave Nisbet Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-394-3408|
|Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill||610 Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral, FL 32920||321-784-4533|
|Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar||505 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-868-2226|
|Milliken's Reef Port Canaveral||683 Dave Nisbet Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-783-0100|
|Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar||628 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-783-2033|
|Seafood Atlantic||520 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-784-1963|
|Smokehouse Foods||525 Glen Cheek Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-784-9300|
|Wild Ocean Seafood||710 Bluewater Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920||321-783-2300|