Merritt Island, a true island, measuring 40 miles in length and 6 miles in width, is bound on the eastern side by the Banana River Lagoon and on the western side by the Indian River, a part of the Inter- Coastal Waterway system.

Merritt Island has its own small local airport providing access to private planes. Boat dockage for your personal sail or power boat is readily available with full facilities all around Merritt Island’s waterfront.

Activities include golfing (The Savannahs), Boating, Fishing, Jet Ski rentals, Parasailing, and historic scenic drives. River Road, stretching from the south end runs along the edge of the Banana River and provides a scenic, slow drive along a small winding road, allowing you to view the many historic homes built in the early 1900’s when Merritt Island was accessible only by ferry boat.

There is ready access to fishing in both rivers. Wildlife viewing is one of the treats on the southern and northern ends of Merritt Island. Many animals and birds can be spotted: American bald eagles, osprey, alligators, herons, and the endangered scrub jay, as well as many migratory birds. Manatees, known as “Sea Cows,” can be seen playing in the rivers and all boaters are requested to respect the “No Wake Zones” posted to prevent injury to these huge friendly herbivores. Also, please don’t feed the manatees. Bottlenose dolphins are also regularly seen playing and jumping in the river, in singles or in groups. Often the dolphins will come right up to your boat!

Northern Merritt Island, provides housing in secluded and less dense housing areas and huge areas of citrus groves, . The far northern end of Merritt Island is home to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and Kennedy Space Center.

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