Where to view a rocket launching from Kennedy Space Center?
There are many great locations to view a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center.
Rocket launches can be viewed from several places in an around Kennedy Space Center. The map and list below highlight some of the best locations for viewing a rocket launch. Check the park hours as some of the parks close during night launches. Rocket launches are visible as far as Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Vero Beach, Tampa and Jacksonville on clear days and nights.
State Road 401 near Port Canaveral offers views of the launch pad from a distance.
State Road 528 provides a clear view of the rocket launch pads, as the road approaches the Port Canaveral area. Parking is available on the side of the road.
Space View Park offers a walk honoring prior space exploration missions, parking and public restrooms; in addition, the park broadcasts a live stream from NASA's control room.
William J. Manzo Park provides public parking and restrooms and a view from across the Indian River.
Jetty Park in Port Canaveral is home to public restrooms, picnic tables, a refreshment center and a campground and one of NASA's recommended viewing locations. The park charges a parking or camping fee for all vehicles.
Max Brewer Bridge is north west of the launch providing a good view of the launch.
Cocoa Beach or any of the beaches closer to Kennedy Space Center provide a great view. The closer the beach is to the launch site the better the view.
Along US1 between 50 and Garden St in Titusville provides a good view of the launch across from the Indian River.
Boaters are able to watch launches from the Intracoastal Waterway and non-restricted portions of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. The Coast Guard provides information on restricted areas on Marine Band Channel 16 as each launch approaches.View Upcoming Rocket Launches from Kennedy Space Center