Manatee Cove Park

Manatee Cove Park, Merritt Island: Address, Manatee Cove Park Reviews: 4/5

Manatee Cove Park
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Karissa F
11 contributions
Beauriful area with a lovely guide
Mar. 2021 • Family
Remember to bring cash for a tip. Also, if you dont have a car, schedule taxi or uber in advance. Not many available!
Written 31 March 2021
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Ty*
50 contributions
Not much to do here and it's quite small.
Sep. 2020
This is simply a neighborhood park. There's a small playground and some viewing decks. There's not much to it, but a nice view of the river and a quiet, peaceful place to stop and have a picnic lunch.
Written 18 September 2020
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Maryliz1118
Monroe, MI332 contributions
Lovely scenic park
Jan. 2020
We visited this park with the hopes of seeing manatees in the wild. We did not see any, but we did enjoy the beauty of the park & the wonderful views of the intercoastal.
Written 16 February 2020
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KatieVirginia
Virginia75 contributions
Not a whole lot here but nice that it's free
Jan. 2020
A simple county park with a man-made lake. There was a bit of a rough trail going around the lake. We did see one manatee stick it's head out for a few seconds and lots of fish jumping. Aside from the lake, there is a pavilion, a playground and some sports fields. Was a very quiet place when we were there.
Written 2 February 2020
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Jennifer H
Sylva, NC12 contributions
Pretty, short stop
Jul. 2019 • Family
We stopped in for a brief visit after spending a bit of time at the nearby Sams House on Merritt Island. It was a very hot July afternoon, so I was surprised when we spotted two manatee in the cove- even if they were only sticking their noses up for air. We didn't go far in, but there are some trails around the cove for further viewing. I spoke with a local resident who says he kayaks there often and typically does see manatee. I'd like to return in the winter when it is cooler and the manatee are more likely to be active.
Written 28 July 2019
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NCTravelfan58
Jekyll Island, GA355 contributions
Hit or miss
Feb. 2019 • Friends
We were lucky and saw three manatees as soon as we arrived. The girl at the visitors center recommended we try this location. Not much there. Small parking lot and small viewing area. But I finally saw a manatee.
Written 31 March 2019
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RustedNuts
12 contributions
More local
Mar. 2019 • Family
Beside a canoe and paddle board push off the majority of the year most will not get to see the namesake Manatees.
Written 11 March 2019
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Matt S
London, Canada134 contributions
Quaint little park
Feb. 2019 • Family
Not a lot to say about this small park. It really is a beautiful spot to view the river. We didn't see any manatee, but it is very pretty.
Written 7 March 2019
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,381 contributions
Would be better on a cold day when the manatees are in the cove
Jan. 2019 • Family
We went on a warm day (80s) and only spotted one manatee and even then, only saw the manatee's snout, as the water is not clear. One of the kayakers told us that once the air temp drops to 65 or lower, the cove is filled with hundreds of manatees. I'd have liked to return to see that. Other than viewing manatees or launching a kayak/canoe, I am not sure there is a reason to visit the cove. You need to go through the bushes to get to the water line. There is, however, one small boardwalk area to sit and view the cove.
Written 11 January 2019
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