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Discover Merritt Island

Although not technically an island, Merritt Island is the next best thing. This coastal community is sandwiched between two rivers, directly across the Banana River from Cape Canaveral. Merritt Island is also the name for the peninsula that the town is situated on, which also coincidentally is not an island.

Merritt Island is not really an incorporated town and does not belong to any city. The history of Merritt Island is both complex and fascinating, and the scenery is, of course, stunning like most places on Florida’s sunny coastline. Merritt Island is just across the Indian River from Interstate 95, and approximately halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. When you book an RV in Merritt Island, the many different parks, reserves, beaches, and cities in or close to town are a pleasure to drive to.

The Great Outdoors

There's much to do when you finally arrive and pick up your camper rental in Merritt Island. The sheer number of parks, beaches, recreation areas, forests, swamps, and eco-reserves in Florida is astonishing, and with so many to choose from, it's hard to pinpoint exactly where to go. Saint Sebastian River State Park is south of town on the mainland, with camping, hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, fishing, swimming, and much more. When hiking through the pine forests and scenic meadows of wildflowers, you won’t be able to resist the urge to take a photo. River Lakes Conservation Area is a 40,000-acre reserve across the river from Merritt Island, with seasonal hunting, plenty of lakes and waterways to fish in, and a geocaching hub for explorers. Motorboating, canoeing, kayaking, bicycle riding, and hiking are optimal ways to get a feel for this incredible nature reserve that is just teeming with natural wildlife of all different varieties. There are a few campgrounds for you to choose from when you rent an RV and need a place to stay for the night.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a little bit farther down the coast, about halfway to Miami, but entirely worth a visit. The park gets its name from a Quaker man who shipwrecked off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean and journaled his survival story, eventually making it up to St. Augustine safely. The park was once a homestead owned by a man named Trapper Nelson, but all of it was deeded to the state when he passed away with no heir. When you bring your Merritt Island motorhome rental to Jonathan Dickinson State Park, you can go bicycling, hiking, boating, fishing, or visit Trapper Nelson’s original cabin and homestead. There are even camping sites where you can stay with the Merritt Island camper rental.

If you want to see some more beaches, Canaveral National Seashore is perhaps the crown jewel of Florida’s east coast. With 25 miles of undeveloped beach, Canaveral National Seashore has the longest expanse of undeveloped shoreline in eastern Florida, and thousands of different plants and animals that call it home. On clear days, guests can even see shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center across the water.

RV Parks

Much like parks, forests, and beaches, there are too many campgrounds to possibly name. You can stay at Space Coast RV Resort with your Merritt Island RV rental and you'll have access to a variety of amenities. There is a pool for guests to cool off in, a beach, a clubhouse, and a library.

Carvers Cove RV Park is over on the barrier island in Cape Canaveral, with an ocean pier for guests to indulge in some fishing. There are places to dock boats and grassy camping lots. Jetty Park Campground is a public campground also found in Cape Canaveral, where guests can stay and enjoy short walks to the white sand beaches of the Sunshine State. There are hundreds of other campgrounds in the region, so don’t be afraid to do some digging on your own to ensure you find the best fit for you.

Exploring the City

It’s your lucky day… There is a wealth of wonderful attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops in Merritt Island, so you don’t have to spend all your time on the beaches while you rent an RV. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse oozes elegance and was one of the region’s first “talkie” (movies with sound) motion picture theaters. The theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its stunning aesthetics and classic architectural style. The now refurbished playhouse frequently puts on plays to foster a love for the theatrical arts in the community.

Brevard Zoo over in Melbourne is a fantastic way to spend a few hours. This unique nature park allows guests to kayak through different parts of the park and observe animals in more natural habitats. Hippos, lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, and countless other exotic animals make up an unbelievable menagerie at Brevard Zoo.

The U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum is located on the south side of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base and welcomes guests to learn about the early space flights, aviation, and tons of other interesting flight-related topics. There are amazing missiles and rockets on display for patrons to see, much to the delight of aviation aficionados. Head over to Kennedy Space Center and tour one of NASA’s premier facilities or simply watch one of its many shuttle launches from a distance while marveling at the beauty and brilliance of human ingenuity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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