Cocoa Beach is More than the Beach: It's a Shopper's Paradise
Cocoa Beach is just over an hour's drive from Orlando's theme parks, and it’s an enticing destination with plenty of sunshine, palm trees, and sparkling sea. The city of Cocoa Beach has a lot to offer every traveler, whether you prefer paradise in the surf or you prefer to stay dry. While you’re in town, make sure you check out these stores for unique items you won’t find anywhere else.
Historic Cocoa Village
While technically inland, you can’t miss out on Historic Cocoa Village. West across the Indian River Lagoon, this downtown district dates back to the first fishing settlement in 1860. Today, the Village's mix of restaurants, antiques and gift shops, boutiques, and art galleries offer something for everyone. Check out Olives to Grapes for a taste of unique olive oil and balsamic vinegar flavors, coastal fashion at Bobbi’s at Parkside, or The Mint Mermaid for jewelry and gifts. Visit Cocoa Village’s website to learn more about shops and things to do.
Ron Jon Surf Shop
The world's most famous surf shop and beach staple, Ron Jon was started on the Jersey Shore, but the flagship store is in Cocoa Beach. With a free parking lot, and two levels of swim, sport, and beach gear by big brands like Quiksilver, Sanuk, GoPro, and Maui Babe, Ron Jon is a must visit for beach-goers. Plus, you can’t leave town without picking up a Ron Jon Surf Shop T-shirt.
Also, while visiting Ron Jon you can learn more about the history of surf, or sign up for surf lessons with the Ron Jon crew. If you like to go by land instead of by sea, make sure to check out their collection of skateboards and rollerblades.
Secrets of Cocoa Beach
If you’re looking to take something authentic home to remind you of your time at Cocoa Beach, head over to Secrets of Cocoa Beach. This gift shop and art gallery in Downtown Cocoa Beach features stunning exclusive images of Cocoa Beach, and offers items that will make people say, “Where’d you get that?!”
New to Downtown Cocoa Beach, Sundress Boutique offers bohemian chic clothing so you can look and feel like you’re ready for summer. Take a break from the beach and browse through their collections of tops, dresses, rompers, swim and more. Curious about their style? Head over to their website and look through their Instagram.
There’s more to do in Cocoa Beach than you can fit into just one day! Shopping in Cocoa Beach and finding unique items should be at the top of your list of things to do on your vacation to the Space Coast. Make plans to spend the night here and let the countdown to vacation begin!