Monroe Avenue Beach Access is located at the end of Monroe Ave just past Aurora Court in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Beach access points in Cape Canaveral, Florida, are classic spots for watching rocket launches. While the beaches in Cape Canaveral are open year round as public property, there is no camping allowed on the beach. The end of Monroe Avenue has 13 parking spots available to the public. An EarthSky visitor says, “What better way to watch the shower than on a blanket on the beach?”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.