Divided from the city of Cocoa by the Banana River, Merritt Island, and the Intracoastal Atlantic Waterway, Cocoa Beach sits right next to the Atlantic Ocean, making it ideal for laid-back days or wide-eyed exploration.
A mix of locals and retirees makes up the population that lives in the neighborhood all year long. With that permanent residence comes the perk of being able to catch a wave where many a surfer champion has done so, witness the occasional launching of the space shuttle from Cape Canaveral, observe coastal and migratory species, including dolphins leaping out of the water, and see wildlife in their natural habitat while kayaking in the nearby river.
You can use miles of finger canals to dock your boat in your backyard. The Cocoa Beach life is made convenient and secure for both vacationers and residents because of its well-protected natural resources, excellently maintained parks and public facilities, top-ranked schools, diverse dining choices, major-chain hotels and affordable hotels, and a strong city government that has its own police, fire/paramedic departments.
Things To Do
Cocoa Beach Pier
Stretches 840 feet long over the Atlantic Ocean. The historic pier has been around since 1962 and houses bars and restaurants, including the famous Atlantic Ocean Grille, an ice cream parlor, and an arcade. It’s also an excellent place for fishing.
Cocoa Beach Country Club
It offers a 27-hole golf course, an Olympic-sized city pool, a tennis complex, and a beach volleyball area open to the public.