Jetty Park Beach
Jetty Park is part of Port Canaveral and is actually run by the Port Authority. Various outside vendors are
contracted to operate the concession stand and beach equipment rentals.
GPS coordinates: 28.406703, -80.591710
Directions: From A1A, take George King Blvd and follow it for about a mile and a half to Jetty
Park. The park has a $10 per car entrance fee for non-Brevard County residents.
Jetty park is located right on the inlet to Port Canaveral. The inlet has a rock jetty and a fishing pier. From
the pier you can often see Manatees, sea turtles and dolphins as well as a multitude of sea birds. This park is
part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Pelagic sea birds are often observed around the inlet.
Hours: 7 am to dusk. Fishing pier is open 24 hours.
Entrance Fee: $10 per car.
Port Canaveral Jetty Park Web Site: http://www.portcanaveral.com/recreation/beaches.php
- Fishing Pier
- Food/Drink concession
- Beach Supply/Fishing Tackle shop (Pole rentals are $10 per day, return by 5pm).
- Restrooms and changing rooms.
- Beach Rental equipment available: chairs with cushions, umbrellas, bodyboards, surfboards, kayaks, SUP
paddleboards, bikes. Also may be available: Jet skis, parasailing. Vendors generally open from 8:30 am to 5 pm
but may close early on slow days.
- The fishing pier is wheelchair accessible. Dune walkovers are also wheelchair accessible but once you are
out on the sand it is a good distance to the water’s edge. Special beach wheelchairs are available during
There is a modern concession building that houses a snack bar/restaurant, and a gift / tackle shop with
restrooms and changing areas. This park is popular with fishermen, who fish along the inlet and from the pier.
You’ll also find a few surfers in the water, bike riders on the beach, and a small family- oriented beach
The beach at Jetty Park is extremely wide at low tide and is very flat. It’s a great beach for kids to play on.
There aren’t many shells, but the sand is whiter and finer than the sand on the rest of Cocoa Beach. In fact, the
beach at Jetty Park almost resembles New Smyrna Beach more than Cocoa Beach.
Jetty Park also has a rather nice campground, so it would be a great place to get away for the weekend or longer
if you are set up for camping or RV’ing.
Alcohol on the beach
Alcohol is allowed on the beach as long as it is not in a glass container.
The fishing pier is wheelchair accessible. Dune walkovers are also wheelchair accessible but once you are out on
the sand it is a good distance to the water’s edge. The Port Authority purchased two special Deming beach
wheelchairs and has them on hand for anyone who may need them.
Pets on the beach
I can’t find any rule on the Jetty Park web site nor are there any signs that I could see in the park
prohibiting pets in the park or on the beach. However, I seriously doubt that domesticated animals are allowed on
the beach, since they generally are not allowed on the beaches in Brevard County.
Rip current signage is standard on all Atlantic Beaches. Don't let it freak you out.