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The most famous city on Florida’s Space Coast, Cocoa Beach is known far and wide for its legendary surfing and watersports, amazing attractions, and spectacular space shuttle launch viewings!

Cocoa Beach, Florida, Visitors Guide

With astronauts flying overhead, and surf legends hanging ten in the waves, there’s excitement all around when in Cocoa Beach, Florida! There’s no thrill quite like watching a space shuttle soar off into the stratosphere, no matter if you’re watching it from the Kennedy Space Center, or from the comfort of your own beach blanket. Speaking of the beach, this coastal city is known for its lovely beaches, with swells full of surfers hanging ten. While surfing is the name of the game in Cocoa Beach, watersports like kayaking, fishing, boat tours, and more, make having fun in the Cocoa Beach sun easy for all ages and interests!

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!

Geography

Cocoa 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.

Neighborhoods

Historic 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 Pier

The 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 Park

Lori 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 Park

Alan Shepard Park spans 5 acres, providing plenty of space to watch space launches. The park features pavilions, picnic tables, and a playground.

Climate

The 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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