Cocoa Beach is one of the most visited areas not only in the Space Coast, but in the state of Florida. One of Cocoa Beach’s most amazing features is its coastline and gorgeous beaches. In addition to the beautiful beaches, there is an almost endless list of entertainment and actives to do in the diverse community . Visiting the historic Cocoa Beach Pier is a must do on any trip. This 840 foot peter stretches over the Atlantic Ocean making it a great place to eat, drink, shop, and enjoy the sunset. In addition to world class restaurants and shopping, many locals and tourists alike use the beach as their home base for salt water fishing. The Cocoa Beach Pier is a great place to charter a fishing boat from if you want to enjoy some deep sea fishing or venture out on the Indian River Lagoon. Visitors to these waters have the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees and alligators in their natural habitat. The best part about Cocoa Beach is that it is only an hour east of Orlando, making it the perfect community to live in or visit.
Public transportation is readily available in Cocoa Beach which connects it to the surrounding communities. Just north of Cocoa Beach you can visit the docks of Port Canaveral. If you love cruising its very convenient to be so close to the Port. Major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines all dock at the Port. There are a variety of options for lunch and dinner at the Port; enjoy the delicious foods while viewing the amazing scenery of the busy waterfront community. If you are looking for higher stake fun, enjoy the SunCruz Casino ship. Once in international waters, you are free to play your favorite games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Slot Machines and Baccarat.
Other very popular attractions that are in or very close to Cocoa Beach is of course the Kennedy Space Center, various nature parks and the world renowned Brevard Zoo. Because of the amazing tropical climate in Cocoa Beach, it’s not only the perfect spot for space launches but for exotic plants and animals to thrive. Currently, there are over 50 species that are protected in the area that are close to extinction. The wildlife is at the center of the community with many events spotlighting the diversity of the area. One such event is the Brevard County Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. The Wall Street Journal named this festival the third best birding festival in the entire country. So whether you want to watch the newest Rocket from SpaceX launch or view beautiful birds sand wildlife, Cocoa Beach is the perfect spot.
Cocoa Beach is also known for amazing public and private golf courses such as the Manatee Cove Golf Club, Viera East Gold Club and the Sam Snead Executive Golf Course. Once you have finished your game, there are plenty of clubs and bars to relax in and enjoy local music of all types. There never is a shortage of entertainment – day or night – when you visit Cocoa Beach Florida.