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Shiloh’s Steakhouse

Airy, open-timbered American eatery with a waterfront deck & view of the Kennedy Space Center.

Isla Blanca Park on South Padres Island

The shores at Isla Blanca Park on South Padres Island is a favorite place for space enthusiasts and islanders to watch the test Starship test launches across the water at SpaceX’s Starship facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Pulicat Bird Sanctuary

The launch cannot be viewed by the public inside the space center, however, launches can be viewed near the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary. Directions Website

Floradale Ave & West Ocean Ave

This site is farther from the launch pad than Camellia Ln, but it is higher in elevation for a good view of Launch Complex 3 & 4 and 8 & 6.

Harris Grade Rd

This location is the farthest location from the launch pads, but is higher up in the middle of Launch Complex 1, 2 & 10 and Launch Complex 3 & 4

Renwick Ave & West Ocean Ave

A publicly accessible road about 4 miles from the launch pad. It is close to Launch Complex 3 & 4, but it is behind a small hill so the rocket won’t be visible until it is in flight.

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

The finest quality local fish prepared using the healthiest and most delicious process available, marinating and grilling. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.

Gator’s Dockside

Gator’s Dockside is a family-friendly, sports-themed restaurant offering a fun atmosphere with many TVs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

They offer casual waterfront dining downstairs plus a covered patio, indoor sports bar, and sun deck with Tiki bar upstairs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up

Exploration Tower

Exploration Tower

Check the website for tickets and availability. A never before seen panoramic view of Port Canaveral, our cruise ships, and of Kennedy Space Center. The 7th floor outdoor observation deck is the place to be to watch a rocket launch!

Seven stories above the ground, on an open promenade you and your guests can see a launch like no other location in Port Canaveral. Use their high end telescopes to get a spectacular up-close and uninhibited view of the rocket before and during launch.

Cocoa Kayaking

Cocoa Kayaking

Join Cocoa Kayaking on a rocket launch tour. At Cocoa Kayaking, they limit their group sizes to guarantee that their tours are of very highest quality. They strive to make your experience on the water an unforgettable one.