Merritt Island is a peninsula nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Banana River. Come here to meet an astronaut one minute, and then watch manatees at play the next. Merritt Island is home to Nasa's Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex, as well as Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 140,000-acre nature sanctuary.
The northern part of Merritt Island offers a plethora of shops, restaurants and businesses, as well as the Merritt Island Airport. South Tropical Trail, the town’s main road, winds along the river and is surrounded by beautiful riverfront homes and subtropical flora. For all this and more, Merritt Island is a great place to enjoy boating and watersports, and an even better place to call home.