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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Merritt Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,220 holiday rentals around Merritt Island. From 258 Houses to 772 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Merritt Island is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Merritt Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Merritt Island:

  • La Cita Country Club: 17 holiday homes
  • Ocean Park: 26 holiday homes
  • Indialantic By The Sea: 40 holiday homes
  • La Cita: 16 holiday homes
  • Sea Park Homes: 36 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Merritt Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Merritt Island. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Black Point Wildlife Drive: 1,152 holiday rentals
  • Brevard Zoo: 1,238 holiday rentals
  • Cobb Theatres-Merritt Square 16: 1,228 holiday rentals
  • Brevard Veterans Memorial Center: 1,262 holiday rentals
  • Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum Military Museum: 1,246 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Merritt Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Merritt Island?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 258 Houses in Merritt Island. Our other popular types of Merritt Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 772 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 21 holiday houses
  • Villas: 22 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Merritt Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 803 holiday homes with pool available in Merritt Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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