Cocoa Beach is located on a barrier island, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon on Florida’s Central East Coast.
Welcome to funoncocoabeach.com – Six miles long, and mostly less than one mile wide, Cocoa Beach is truly a unique place! Where else can you choose between watching a space launch from the beach or precious animal species in their natural habitat? You can choose between a swim in the ocean, or a quiet paddle board exploration of the Banana River islands, from our river shore? Play a round of golf at our 27-hole golf course, deep sea fish for dinner, or just enjoy a day at the beach where you will likely see dolphin at play or be lucky enough to see an occasional whale on migration. Widely known as the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach is the hometown of world surfing champion Kelly Slater.
The primary attraction to Cocoa Beach is the weather.
With its coastal location and positioned where two climatic zones (sub-tropic and temperate) meet, our weather usually avoids extremes. This unique location attracts wildlife indigenous to both climatic zones, as well as coastal and migratory species. And, of course, our weather, beaches and local amenities attract human visitors as well! Many of our residents first experienced Cocoa Beach as visitors and eventually relocated here!
Cocoa Beach is a residential community and a tourist destination. Our base population is 12,631, our population though swells to as high as 30,000 during the peak tourist season when the hotels, motels, timeshares and condominium rentals are filled. In addition, Cocoa Beach is the destination for another 2.4 million day visitors per year; it is the primary tourist destination on the Florida Space Coast. It is also home to an active retiree population, many of whom devoted their careers to our nation’s space program. The casual beach lifestyle is enjoyed by visitors and residents alike!
Whether you’re just thinking about visiting Cocoa Beach or you’ve visited before and you’re planning a return, our small beach community offers great accommodations and a wide variety of attractions for just about any visitor.
Within Cocoa Beach city limits you will find:
- Six miles of ocean beaches with excellent beach access from one end of the City to the other.
- Many parks with restrooms, showers and picnic tables.
- A 27-hole public golf course on the Banana River.
- Numerous children’s playgrounds throughout the City.
- A public tennis complex with lighted courts.
- Excellent hotel/motel accommodations – all major chains represented as well as smaller “mom & pop” motels and timeshares.
- A wide range of dining choices to fit the taste buds and budget of everyone.
- A beach trolley system to get you around town easily.
- Tours of the Banana River Lagoon by boat, paddleboard or kayak – see marine life and wildlife in their natural habitat.http://www.funoncocoabeach.com/tours/
There is also a wide variety of more traditional tourist attractions within one hour (give or take) of Cocoa Beach:
Space Center -Watch a space launch from the Beach! Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Space Launch Centers are just a few miles to the north. Even the locals come out to watch the spectacular views of day and night launches. Or spend a day visiting the Kennedy Space Center – less than 30 minutes away.
Orlando Attractions – The Orlando Area attractions: Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios are all within 60 miles of Cocoa Beach.
Cruises – Cocoa Beach is minutes from Florida’s fastest growing port – Port Canaveral. Embark from the world class cruise terminals aboard affordable cruises to exotic Caribbean destinations or take a day cruise aboard a casino ship. All though we prefer you go deep sea or inshore fishing with us. Maybe just go on a Cocoa Beach pontoon boat cruise!
Dining & Nightlife Enjoy dinner at one of the many dining spots on the Beach or kick back and enjoy the easy beach-style nightlife in Cocoa Beach. Local restaurants offer tasty fares for every appetite. Nightlife activities run the gamut from cool jazz clubs to beach side cafes. Hire us to take you door to door by water!