By day, it's a good place to stroll—if you don't mind weather-worn wood and sandy, watery paths. Although most of the pier is free to walk on, there's a $1 charge to enter the fishing area at the end of the 800-foot-long boardwalk, and a $5 fishing fee. You can rent rods and reels here for an additional $10. By night, visitors and locals—beach bums and surfers among them—head here to party. Come on Friday night for the Boardwalk Bash, with live acoustic and rock-and-roll
music; Wednesday and Saturday also see live music. The pier is a great place to watch launches from Kennedy Space Center.