Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Merritt Island

The beaches and riverfront create a pretty picture of Merritt Island. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its bird watching and stargazing. Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach Pier are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Merritt Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Merritt Island a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cocoa Beach Pier (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Savannahs Golf Course (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Traxx at Jungle Village (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Golf-N-Gator (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Country Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (7.4 mi / 12 km)

Seasonal weather in Merritt Island

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Merritt Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Merritt Island is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Manatee Sanctuary Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Cherie Down Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Alan Shepard Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Lori Wilson Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Skate Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Thousand Island Conservation Area (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Merritt Island

Fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), the closest airport, located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Merritt Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,267 holiday lettings around Merritt Island. From 286 houses to 20 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beachfront property in Merritt Island?

Breathing in crisp ocean air, basking in the sun and losing track of time. Now that's the type of amazing vacay you deserve. There are 501 beachside rental properties to pick from. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Luckily, HomeAway has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 481 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 409 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 408 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Merritt Island?

A condo is a great option if you're the kind of traveller who likes having lots of room to move. With the conveniences of home, it'll offer the perfect respite after a tiring day of sightseeing. In this destination, HomeAway has 722 to pick from. Book now and you could be parting with as little as £30 a night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 262 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Townhome: 97 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Apartment: 58 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in Merritt Island in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere entirely new with family and friends. And the good news is HomeAway has some places to suit large groups. Condo holiday rentals are the most popular choice for larger sized groups, with 374 listed here. Around this area, the rental options that are suitable for large groups of people include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 526 that will fit the bill. The prices start from £38 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to hear that there are 136 rental properties suitable. Prices begin at just £59 a night.
  • Seeking rental properties catering to 5 guests? You'll be pleased to find out we have 125 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as £41 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your besties to Merritt Island.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Merritt Island?

Reduce those pesky accommodation costs by organising your stay with HomeAway. You'll find a range of awesome holiday rentals and save loads of cash! Satellite Beach Isles is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 3 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £111 a night, it's not hard to see why. Quail Run Estates is another place to consider. We have holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £115 per night.

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