Cocoa Beach Things to Do

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:

  1. Kelly Slater
  2. 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!
Surf Festival
Friday Fest
Beach and Boards
Surfing Santas
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:

  1. Merritt Island 
  2. Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville
  3. Melbourne International Airport
  4. Orlando International Airport, MCO
  5. Daytona Beach International Airport
    (Map as well as list)

Cocoa Beach Boat Races – Video, Ticket and Map ?Cocoa Beach Races 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

  1. Get Down Fishing Charters
  2. Fin & Fly Fishing Charters
  3. Lagooner Fishing Guides
  4. Cast Away Adventures LLC
  5. Odyssey Fishing Charters

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
Dollar General
ABC Liquor

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!

Directions to Cocoa Beach from Disney World

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:

  1. Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf & Ice Cream!
    Hours: 10am-11pm
    Address: 3811 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    Phone: (321) 613-0701
  2. Golf N Gator – Yes, you really do golf with Gators!
    Hours: 10am-9pm
    Address: 6355 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    Phone: (321) 799-4545
  3. Jungle Village
    Hours: 9am-9pm
    Address: 8801 Astronaut Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    Phone: (321) 783-0595

10 Hotels in Cocoa Beach area

  1. Sheraton
  2. Hilton
  3. Double Tree
  4. Radisson Resort at the Port
  5. Island Beach Resort
  6. Motel 6
  7. Econolodge
  8. International Palms Resort
  9. Sea Esta Villas
  10. Comfort Inn and Suites

5 Things to do in Cocoa Beach Florida for families

  1. Exploration Tower
  2. Aerial Adventure
  3. Kayak with Manatee and Dolphin
  4. Putt Putt Golf
  5. Beach

 

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