Less than an hour from Orlando
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Cocoa Beach is just an hour's drive east of Orlando on Florida's beautiful Space Coast, and offers endless ways to enjoy recreation and leisure. Whether you are planning a family beach holiday, a theme park holiday, or just a day at the beach, you'll find everything you need in Cocoa Beach to make your stay memorable.
One of the more affordable vacation spots in all of Florida, there is never a lack of exciting things to do and see in and around Cocoa Beach. While on the Space Coast you can go deep sea fishing or parasailing, try your luck aboard a casino cruise ship, or take a fabulous eco tour and get up close and personal with Florida's awesome wildlife.
Must See and Do
You can visit attractions like the Kennedy Space Center , or the Brevard Zoo, then spend time doing some fabulous shopping or a round of golf. You can even drive just a short distance to all the Orlando attractions, then return to Cocoa Beach to enjoy dinner at one of the many dining spots located on the beach, ranging from elegant fine dining to more casual treats. After dark, kick back and enjoy the easy beach-style nightlife activities from cool jazz clubs to beach side cafes. Then stay in perfect accommodations and wake up to a spectacular sunrise on the beach.
A trip to the Cocoa Beach area is worth it alone just for the dining. Over 1,400 restaurants & eateries from the casual dockside or oceanfront dining to four star cuisines. , Cocoa Beach is known for its restaurants. The variety of tantalizing flavours. Within a walking block, you can enjoy Chinese, German, Thai or Cuban food or America's favourite - seafood and steak. You will find something to suit all pockets and palates.
Cocoa Beach provides the perfect location for guests to enjoy some exciting nightlife. After a day of exploring the coast, keep the party going at some of the popular evening attractions.
Smooth tunes at Heidi’s Jazz Club & grab a half-priced cocktail during Late Night Happy Hour at Coconuts on the Beach. Laugh the night away with the comedic geniuses at Groucho’s Comedy Club. No matter where you choose to go, Cocoa Beach doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.
No visit to Cocoa Beach would be complete without a stop at the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. This massive retail store offers a huge selection of designer surf wear for men, women and children. But the area is filled with shopping opportunities for everyone's taste. It has from upscale retail to hip shops featuring the hottest beachwear, clothing and accessories to the most unusual gifts. Cocoa Village, an 1860s landmark, is a quaint area for shopping for everything from antiques to clothing; along with great restaurants, ranging from upscale to casual.
April – Easter Surfing Festival & Total Lunar Eclipse 15TH April 2014.
March – Ron Jon Beach & Boards Festival
May – Annual Beach Festival & Beach Sports Championships
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.