Cocoa Beach, Florida
If you want to know all about Cocoa Beach, Florida, you came to the right place! Don and I grew up here and we have spent a huge part of our life in and around Cocoa Beach!
Cocoa Beach (history)
Cocoa Beach is home to:
- Kelly Slater
- I Dream of Jeannie Blvd.
Cocoa Beach Real Estate
Do you have questions about Cocoa Beach Real Estate? As residents and Realtors in Cocoa Beach, we can tell you, the Real Estate market on the Space Coast is amazing!
(real estate market update here)
Cocoa Beach Seafood Festival
The Cocoa Beach Seafood Festival takes place every year in February! This past year, music was added to the festival, renaming it the “Seafood and Music Festival”. The festival took place in Viera, at the Space Coast Daily park. Willie Nelson was headlined this year, but had to reschedule for March 3rd due to a bout with the flu!
In addition to fair rides and food, the seafood festival in Cocoa Beach offers a huge assortment of Seafood vendors from the area including What’s the Catch, Cousins Main Lobster, Wily T’s Crab Shack, Laughing Crab Catering, The Main Thing, Wild Bill’s Soda and more!
Get a complete list of all the details on this year’s festival at the main Seafood Festival website.
Cocoa Beach Upcoming Events
There’s no shortage of Upcoming Events in Cocoa Beach! Rocket Launches, festivals, parades, marathons and more! Check out the list below! If you have an event you want us to share, let us know so we can include it!
Beach and Boards
Cocoa Beach Boat Parade
Cocoa Beach Art Festival
Cocoa Beach Christmas Parade
Top 5 Airports near Cocoa Beach ✈
There’s a few airports near Cocoa Beach, although Cocoa Beach does not have it’s own airport.
Here’s the top 5 closest airports to Cocoa Beach:
- Merritt Island
- Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville
- Melbourne International Airport
- Orlando International Airport, MCO
- Daytona Beach International Airport
(Map as well as list)
Cocoa Beach Boat Races – Video, Ticket and Map ?
Known as “Thunder on Cocoa Beach”, the Cocoa Beach Boat Races offer an exciting time for the whole family!
What: 9th Annual Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix
When: May 16 – 20, 2018
Where: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Best free viewing is between the Cocoa Beach Pier and Lori Wilson Park
VIP Tickets ($20-$75): Boat Race Tickets available here
Download PDF Schedule
Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach – Video
The Surfing Santas started as a small family day and has quickly become the hottest holiday tradition in Cocoa Beach!
Each year, on Christmas Eve morning, hundreds of surfers dress up as Santa and catch the waves! This is a totally free, super awesome, family friendly event you will won’t want to miss! Any proceeds from the event benefit the following charities:
Grind for Life and the Florida Surf Museum
Charter Fishing Cocoa Beach Florida
5 local fishing charters near Cocoa Beach
- Get Down Fishing Charters
- Fin & Fly Fishing Charters
- Lagooner Fishing Guides
- Cast Away Adventures LLC
- Odyssey Fishing
Cocoa Beach Florida Beach
Cocoa Beach things to do at night
Cocoa Beach go karts
Cocoa Beach Beaches Orlando
Cocoa Beach Grocery Stores
Cocoa Beach is a town without a Wal-Mart! Gasp! Now, us locals like that the beach towns along A1A have done a pretty good job about leaving the ‘big box’ stores and franchises on the mainland, but we do have a couple of grocery stores to choose from.
Never fear though, if you absolutely need a Wal-Mart, there’s a super center in nearby Merritt Island and a smaller Wal-Mart further south on A1A in Indialantic.
If you want to stay ultra-local, here’s a list of grocery stores and a link to their directions in Cocoa Beach Florida:
Publix Shopping Center
Winn-Dixie Shopping Center
How far is Cocoa Beach from Disney World?
Great question! We get asked that a lot! Cocoa Beach is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom!
Many visitors come to Orlando each year and never venture out ‘into the wild’ that is Central Florida! If you really want to see Florida in all of it’s beauty, you definitely want to check out the Space Coast! We’re home to Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, tons of beaches and the Indian River Lagoon which is home to manatee, dolphin, and a tremendous amount of wildlife! Some people love their visit so much, they decide to move here! Will you be next? We’d love to have you 🙂
Putt Putt Cocoa Beach
The gorgeous weather in Cocoa Beach calls you outside to play and have fun in the sun!
If you want to Putt-Putt, Cocoa Beach has 3 different places to choose from:
- Lighthouse Cove Mini
Golf & Ice Cream!
Address: 3811 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: (321) 613-0701
- Golf N Gator – Yes, you really do golf with Gators!
Address: 6355 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: (321) 799-4545
- Jungle Village
Address: 8801 Astronaut Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: (321) 783-0595
10 Hotels in Cocoa Beach area
- Double Tree
- Radisson Resort at the Port
- Island Beach Resort
- Motel 6
- International Palms Resort
- Sea Esta Villas
- Comfort Inn and Suites
5 Things to do in Cocoa Beach Florida for families
- Exploration Tower
- Aerial Adventure
- Kayak with Manatee and Dolphin
- Putt Putt Golf
Bioluminescence Cocoa Beach
Kayak tours Cocoa Beach
Paddle board rentals Cocoa Beach