Port Canaveral completes purchase of Brevard property at Jetty Park
Port now owns all 45 acres of popular beachfront park
Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) completed the purchase of 9.61 acres of Brevard County-owned land at Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park.
With the $862,950 purchase complete as approved unanimously by Port Authority Commissioners in May and accepted by the Brevard County Commission on July 10, the Port Authority now owns all 45 acres of Jetty Park, a popular beachfront public recreational park at the Port’s east end.
“We are delighted this agreement with Brevard County is completed and the Port can now look ahead at sustaining one of the region’s premier recreational destinations,” Port CEO Captain John Murray stated. “We are proud of Jetty Park and remain committed to continuing to welcome visitors from our surrounding community and all across Florida, the U.S. and the world.”
The Canaveral Port Authority owns and operates Jetty Park, which opened in 1966 and now includes campgrounds, fishing pier, pristine beach with full-time year-round lifeguards, adjacent public boat ramps, restaurants and other visitor amenities. The park has become a favorite location to watch rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
About Port Canaveral
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers, including space, Port Canaveral hosts more than 4 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 5.5 million of tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined, including public parks, free public boat ramps, marinas, an entertainment district, and the seven-story interactive exhibit and event venue Exploration Tower. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com