Andrea and Mark Simon are local experts in the Merritt Island area. North Merritt Island is primarily located north of the barge canal at State Road 3. Central Merritt Island includes the barrier island south of State Road 3 to Hwy 520. South Merritt Island is the peninsula south of 520 between State Road 3 and South Tropical Trail along the Indian River. You may hear someone say the Newfound Harbor area and that is a little further east off of Hwy 520 and go south near the Walmart.