Monday, November 23, 2015

Viewing Areas For Rocket Launches From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Here are the best viewing areas in Brevard County available to the public to watch a SpaceX launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.



Admission Fee Required Areas:

A. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the best possible viewing with paid admission. Visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website for directions and more information.

B. The Canaveral National Seashore is only open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Therefore, only use this location for viewing launches that occur within that time window.  Admission is $5 per car.

Free Areas:

1. Titusville, Florida southward along the Indian River on the east side of US Highway 1.

2. Between Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral along the north side of State Road 528.

3. Port Canaveral has waterfront restaurants with free parking that offer a good view of the launches. There is also viewing available with paid parking inside Jetty Park.

4. Along the beaches of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida (there is metered parking in Cocoa Beach that only accepts quarters, so bring some change).  Cape Canaveral prohibits parking at the beach accesses during night time hours.

Map of Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Credit: Google.  Rocket launch viewing locations added by Brevard Times.