About Merritt Island
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is a popular attraction in Merritt Island and consists of nearly 140,000 acres of land. It's home to over 300 species of wildlife including bald eagles, manatees, alligators and sea turtles. Visitors can also take a drive through the Black Point Wildlife Drive to view different types of plants, waterfowl, and shorebirds. There are also boat tours in Merritt Island including Dolphins Paradise or Coastal Lagoon Tours. You'll also find plenty of dining and shopping options in this island town and a mall with over 95 shops and restaurants.