• Dani Gallagher

Activities in Melbourne,FL: Manatee Cove Park

One of the most unusual and incredible Florida animals is the manatee. Because they are native to Florida, the animals are hard to find anywhere else in the country. While you’re on a Florida vacation, you should find a way to view the impressive creatures. One of the activities in Melbourne, FL allows you to do just that.

About Manatee Cove Park

Manatee Cove Parks & Recreation Sign

Manatee Cove Park is located in Merritt Island and happens to be one of the best places for viewing manatees. The park is more than 30 acres of manatee habitat with plenty of options for viewing the animals.

Manatees are often referred to as sea cows because of their slow motions and large, almost awkward size. If you hang out at one of the viewing areas, you need to look carefully at the water. Every so often, an animal will poke its head out of the water to take in air. However, don’t expect them to get very far. They tend to go with the current and meander along.

If you’d like to spend more time at the park, you can pack a picnic lunch. There are picnic tables as well as a few barbecue grills. The kids can enjoy some time at the playground.

There is a small admission fee for the park. However, the money goes towards manatee conservation. It won’t break the bank, but will allow you to make some great memories.

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