beach essentials

After the charm of the holidays starts to wear off, the cold can start getting to you. Thoughts of the warm sun hitting your face, soft sand between your toes, and salty sea air seem like a distant reality—or not.

If you’ve had enough of the cold, grey city life, then there’s no better time than the present to plan your weekend getaway to Florida’s Space Coast. Boasting some 72 miles of brilliant sun and sand, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing retreat.

The best part? You can get away with light packing because the Space Coast offers all essentials you need (and more). Here’s what you’ll really need on your trip.

1. Casual Summer Clothes

Unless you want to go all out and get a brand new wardrobe for the trip (which is fun too), there’s no need to worry about what you’re going to wear. The laid-back vibe at the Space Coast means that you can enjoy the beach without worrying about packing several layers and different outfits. A pair of shorts, sunglasses, flip-flops, t-shirts, and a swimsuit or two should do the job.

2. Everyday Beach Essentials

Some items such as blankets, sunscreens, towels, and umbrellas are must-haves for your trip to Cocoa Beach. Of course, you can bring these along with you. But since we’re in the spirit of packing light, know that all these items, along with other beach equipment such as boogie boards and chairs, are available at several local stores such as the Ron Jon Surf Shop.

a person surfing at Cocoa Beach

3. Binoculars for a Better View

The Space Coast has some of the best tourist sights in the state. From rocket launches to marine life, there are some marvelous views to enjoy. A pair of binoculars can help you get a better view of the beauty that this area has to offer as you enjoy different activities.

Check out our list of the top things to do in Cocoa Beach.

4. Something to Capture the Memories

With so many gorgeous sights and activities in the area, you’ll need a recording device to capture the best moments from your trip. Even if you’re using your phone, make sure to free up some space, because we can guarantee you’ll be taking a lot of photos!

5. Info About Local Attractions

With so many excellent activities and attractions at the Space Coast, it makes sense to do some research before you visit. Of course, you can choose to go with the flow, but if there are specific places that you or your family members would like to visit, it’s a good idea to check out the details beforehand.

For instance, if you’re looking for a way to connect with nature, you should definitely try our Cocoa Beach Kayak Tour. These guided kayak tours are designed to accommodate people with different skill levels and various group sizes. We also offer all the necessary gear you need to enjoy the experience.

Contact us for more information about our day and night Cocoa Beach kayak tours.

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