Part of Florida’s enticing Space Coast, Cocoa Beach combines its part-centric beachfront with family-friendly attractions. The birth city of surfing god, Kelly Slater, Cocoa Beach is a popular surf destination with excellent waves and down-to-earth holiday bungalows.
Things to do in Cocoa Beach
Discover Cocoa Beach’s enviable combination of sun, surf and sand by lounging on the beachfront, surfing breaks or riding bikes beside the water. The 243-metre-long Cocoa Beach Pier is a great spot to drink cocktails, go fishing, listen to live music while admiring the Atlantic Ocean views.
There are even more activities found on the water, such as deep-sea fishing, eco-friendly kayaking and airboat rides around the nearby Lake Poinsett. If you prefer land-based activities, head to the 27-hole Cocoa Beach Country Club for a round of golf.
Take a more laid-back approach with a stroll around the historic Cocoa Village, a nostalgic riverside community home to boutiques, galleries, art studios and restaurants. Embrace the culinary scene in Florida with fresh gourmet seafood at Fat Snook and Squid Lips Overwater Bar & Grill. When it’s time to party, head to the beach to find drink specials, live music and a youthful atmosphere at the charming beachfront bars.
Located one hour from Orlando, Cocoa Beach offers the perfect family-friendly day trip to America’s best theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and LEGOLAND Florida. You’re also a 30-minute drive from real-life astronauts, giant rockets and spaceflight simulators at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Getting around Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach is separated from the rest of Florida by three bridges, so you’ll need a car or taxi the get around easily. SCAT buses are an option, but you’re limited to two routes, which are enough if you just want to visit the beaches. There’s no airport on Cocoa Beach, so you’ll have to fly into Merritt Island Airport, Space Coast Regional Airport or Orlando International Airport.