A couple taking a romantic stroll down the Indialantic Boardwalk

A couple taking a romantic stroll down the Indialantic Boardwalk

How to Enjoy a Memorable Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach

Planning a last-minute getaway for Valentine’s Day? A road trip to Cocoa Beach is a great way to soak up some sun and impress your date no matter how long you've been together! Florida’s Space Coast is the perfect place for couples to experience their favorite activities all over again, try something new, and enjoy the perfect date night under the glow of a rocket launch! Here are some things to add to your itinerary for a memorable Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach:

4th Street Fillin Station Brunch
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For a laid-back brunch that doesn't skimp on flavor or ambiance, you must start your day at 4th Street Fillin' Station. Their Bloody Mary Bar, Bottomless Mimosas, and an incredible menu of hand-crafted brunch items are sure to please your significant other and get the day started off right! 

  • Shopping in Downtown Cocoa Beach

If you haven't been to Cocoa Beach in a while, you may not know that Downtown Cocoa Beach is filled with boutiques and local shops that you and your sweetie can peruse in between your romantic beach walks and dinner reservations. Find trendy local clothing brands, jewelry made by beachcombing artisans, and that perfect souvenir to always remember your Space Coast Valentine's Day Getaway. 

  • Tandem Kayak in the Thousand Island Nature Preserve 

Cocoa Beach Kayaking
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Nothing quite sows the seeds of lasting love than a tandem kayak adventure among the mangrove tunnels of the Thousand Island Nature Preserve. Any kayak tour guide will tell you, that if your relationship can survive a tandem paddle, it can survive anything! If you’re ready for adventure, book a kayaking tour in the Indian River Lagoon. It’s the perfect place to see bottlenose dolphins, manatees, exotic birds, and of course some of the most breathtaking sunsets on the planet.  Kayak tours typically last two to three hours so they are perfect for a half-day retreat before or after dining and exploring more of Cocoa Beach. 
Click here for a sampling of kayak tour operators and other ways to enjoy the Indian River Lagoon with your Valentine. 

A romantic atmosphere awaits you at The Fat Snook, an ideal setting for a blissful Valentine’s Day meal. The restaurant serves simple but elegant, fresh fish and seafood dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. Specialties include tuna tartare, Cuba libra braised pork belly, grilled harissa shrimp, and grilled salmon pinwheels. Check out these other great Space Coast Date Night Destinations to switch it up and eat something incredible. 

  • A Long Walk On the Beach 

Cocoa Beach Pier at Sunset
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There's nothing quite so romantic as a long walk on the beach. When you book an oceanfront hotel in Cocoa Beach, your long walk can happen any time. Imagine waking up with your valentine and walking into the sunrise, shelling or surfing in the afternoon, and enjoying a starlit stroll after you've eaten your fill of the Space Coast's finest date night dinner spots. It's the perfect way to experience Valentine's Day and it's only a short drive away! 

No matter if this is your first or 50th Valentine's Day together, there’s plenty to see, do, and enjoy for Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach. Learn more about Cocoa Beach attractions and activities here.