Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach, FL is centrally located on Florida's beautiful Space Coast. This classic iconic beach town has cruise ships and rocket launches, fishing rigs and dinosaur digs, surf megastores and surf lessons, riverfront tee times and oceanfront happy hours, art galleries and gourmet galleys, Thousand Island kayak tours and 1,000 reasons more to vacation with your family at Legendary Cocoa Beach.

Orlando's Closest Beach

Cocoa Beach is only 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport and less than an hour from the world famous Central Florida theme parks. After a few days at the parks, visitors to Cocoa Beach consider the trip a vacation within a vacation.

Space Exploration

We call the area the Space Coast for a reason. From Cocoa Beach, you can visit attractions like the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame all less than 30 minutes away. From here,  you can take off on the Shuttle Launch Experience, marvel at the new Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit and get an "up close" look at the space program's launch pads. Not only can you experience wondrous exhibits of the past through the museum but you can watch real-time launches in the comfort of your room in Cocoa Beach. While oceanfront restaurants and the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier are popular places to view rockets take off for space, really any spot in Cocoa Beach is considered an excellent viewing area. You'll forever remember the trembling of the ground and the breathtaking sight of lift off.

World-famous Surfing

Cocoa Beach is the East Coast surfing capital with its world champion surfers, renown surfing competitions, world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and Florida Surf Museum, and Cocoa Beach Surf Company. Cocoa Beach is the perfect spot to learn how to surf with its easy-going surf and its many surfing schools, including the most popular, Ron Jon Surf School. Are you a daredevil?  Take up kite surfing or parasailing with certified trainers an equipment rental on every corner!

Cocoa Beach is home to Kelly Slater, 11-time ASP World Tour Champion and considered one of the greatest surfers of all time. Take your picture next to his bronze statue where State Road A1A splits into one-way north and one-way south.

Nature Calls

If you prefer live aquatic mammals, take a kayaking trip around Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands where hundreds of manatees, dolphins and other wildlife dwell.  Many local kayaking trails are a birdwatcher's paradise. Cocoa Beach is also part of the largest sea turtle nesting grounds. In fact, we house the second largest population of nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles in the world. Green and Leatherback Sea Turtles also nest here, and occasionally we see a Hawksbill or a Kemp's Ridley. When it's nesting season (and if you follow the rules - don't disturb: no flashlights, no flash photography) a limited number of guided walks are available for visitors to observe sea turtles creating life the way they have for 150 million years.

Events
Oct 3
Cape Canaveral
Atlas V- SBIRS GEO 3- Rocket Launch October 3, 2016

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-066, will launch the U.S. military’s third…

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Oct 7
Viera
Trail of Terror October 7, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Trail of Terror is a haunted attraction featuring live actors, elaborate sets and terrifying special…

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Oct 11
Titusville
Art & Algorithms October 11, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Get your art on at Art & Algorithms in Titusville on Florida's Space Coast. Titusville will be…

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Oct 14
Melbourne
Boo at the Zoo October 14, 2016

Boo at the Zoo is back and more spooktacular than ever! Stop by the Zoo in October to experience this…

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Oct 15
Cape Canaveral
Falcon 9 - SpaceX- SES 10- Rocket Launch October 15, 2016

**Launch date subject to change** A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 10…

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$25 Boarding Coupon Victory Casino Cruises

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Fly, Stay and Cruise: Cocoa Beach Suites

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Fly, Stay and Cruise: Comfort Inn & Suites Resort Hotels & Conference Center - Cocoa Beach

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Fly, Stay and Cruise: Econo Lodge Cocoa Beach

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Fly, Stay and Cruise: Econolodge Hotel® Port Canaveral Area

Fly into the Orlando, Sanford, or Melbourne International Airport and shuttle transportation will pick you up…

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