Cocoa Beach, Florida, Visitors Guide
Not only is Cocoa Beach a blast by sky and by sea, but also by land. Historic Cocoa Village and the nearby Kennedy Space Center provide visitors with unforgettable cultural and educational experiences. Found within Cocoa Beach’s famous Ron Jon Surf Shop Complex, is the Florida Surf Museum, where you can learn the history of surfing, and pick up any beach or surfing gear you may need for your trip. However you decide to explore this amazing coastal city, you’ll be glad that you did!
GeographyCocoa Beach is a barrier island in Florida between the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River Lagoon. It's just south of Cape Canaveral and about a 50-mile drive to Orlando, and a 79-mile drive to Daytona Beach.
NeighborhoodsHistoric Cocoa Village is a picturesque riverside community packed with restaurants, shops, and galleries. Visitors can see the Porcher House and the Cocoa Village Playhouse, which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Downtown Cocoa Beach offers plenty of ways to entertain yourself. The downtown area is the hub of Cocoa Beach, with over 150 restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
Top Places to Visit
Cocoa Beach PierThe Cocoa Beach Pier is a historic landmark on the Space Coast. The 800-foot pier extends over the ocean and is filled with live musical entertainment, bars, and restaurants.
Lori Wilson ParkLori Wilson Park is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. The park features barbeque grills, a volleyball court, and a playground.
Alan Shepard ParkAlan Shepard Park spans 5 acres, providing plenty of space to watch space launches. The park features pavilions, picnic tables, and a playground.
ClimateThe summers in Cocoa Beach are hot and humid, lasting from June through September. The winters are mild and dry, lasting from December through February. The best time of the year to visit Cocoa Beach for warm-weather activities is from March to May.
What is Cocoa Beach Known for
Florida’s Space Coast, Kennedy Space Center, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Florida Surf Museum, Surfing, Fishing, Fantastic Ocean Beaches, Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, Watersports, Golfing, Historic Cocoa Village, Thousand Islands Conservation Area, Indian River Lagoon, Lori Wilson Park
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