Marvelously located just 45 minutes from Orlando, Cocoa Beach is inarguably the best-known city on Florida’s Space Coast. Not only is Cocoa Beach considered the East Coast surfing capital. But it’s also home to the world-famous Ron Jon surf shop, and the hometown of legendary surfer, Kelly Slater.
Apart from “surf”, Cocoa Beach holds the perfect combination of sun and sea…and space. For a great spot to watch rocket launches, look no further than the Cocoa Beach Pier. Or take in the manatees, dolphins and other Florida wildlife on a kayaking trip across the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Whatever your pleasure, you will find it in this authentic beach town abounding with happy hours, oceanfront restaurants and outdoor adventure.
The City of Cocoa provides a lifestyle of sunshine, watersports, beautiful parks, abundant fish and wildlife in a friendly, small-town setting. Past the Intracoastal causeway is Cocoa Village. This quaint, historic district of Cocoa offers a charming flair with a large sprinkling of boutiques, restaurants, antique stores and art galleries.
Choose from these and many other small venues showcasing local talent, such as the Cocoa Village Playhouse. You can also relax and enjoy beautiful views at the nearby Riverfront Park, which also holds several music concerts throughout the year. Or take a scenic jaunt along Indian River Drive, which is lined up and down with beautiful riverfront estates.