Things to do in Cocoa Beach, Fl

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DAYTIME TOURS

1 – 5 Guests: $35/Adult   $25/Child

6 – 13 Guests: $30/Adult   $25/Child

14 – 60 Guests: $28/Adult   $25/Child 

FULL MOON/BIOLUMINESCENT TOURS

1 – 6 Guests: $40/Adult   $30/Child

7 – 60 Guests: $35/Adult   $30/Child

 


Things to do in Cocoa Beach, Fl: Surf Shops Attractions & More!

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Cocoa Beach, near Orlando, as well as somewhere to places to stay while on Florida’s Space Coast, take a few minutes to visit some of our friends in the Cocoa Beach area:


things to do in cocoa beach fl

Cocoa Beach is home to 11 time world surfing champion Kelly Slater! This statue of him can be seen when driving on A1A into downtown Cocoa Beach.


Of course, Cocoa Beach is home to the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop, but we don’t stop there. When you dig a little deeper, you will find some local favorites such as Quiet Flight Surf Shop and Cocoa Beach Surf Company. Surfing is not the only game in town when it comes to shopping in Cocoa Beach. Boutiques line the A1A Causeway, and nearby in Merritt Island, the Merritt Square Mall offers Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Rack Room Shoes, Zumies, Sears, Lids, Journeys, Kay Jewelers, Radio Shack, Sports Authority, a Food Court and more!
Hungry? Visit our growing list of Cocoa Beach Restaurants.

Cocoa Beach Surf CoCocoa Beach Surf Company
4001 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
321-799-9921
Cocoa Beach Surf Company is right across the street from Ron Jon’s and is owned by Cocoa Beach locals. Feature a Four-Points Sheraton hotel and Starbucks Cafe.


Ron Jons Surf Shop

Ron Jon Surf Shop
4151 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
321-799-8820
Ron Jon Surf Shop is a Cocoa Beach landmark and the city’s oldest surf shop.


Catalyst Surf Shop Cocoa Beach

Quiet Flight Surf Shop (Now Catalyst)
109 N. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
321-783-1530
Located in downtown Cocoa Beach, Quiet Flight surf shop has a large assortment of Surfboards, paddleboards, gear and apparel.


sunseed natural foods cocoa beach

Sunseed Co-op
6615 N. Atlantic Ave. Cape Canaveral, FL 32931
321-784-0930
Natural food co-op in Cocoa Beach. Organic, Raw, healthy grocery store since 1974.


kayak gear shopping

Backwater Paddle Company
Small lightweight custom designed hand paddles


village Outfitters cocoa villageVillage Outfitters
229 Forrest Ave. Cocoa, FL 32931
321-633-7245
One stop shop near Cocoa Beach for Kayaks, Paddle and outdoor adventure gear.


matts Bicycle shop cocoa beachMatt’s Bicycle Shop
166 N. Atlantic Ave. Cape Canaveral, FL 32931
321-783-1196
Bike shop in Cocoa Beach with great customer service. Located in the heart of downtown Cocoa Beach on A1A, just across the street from the beach!


cocoa-villageHistoric Cocoa Village
1 Oleander Street Cocoa, FL 32922
321-631-9075
One of the most popular destinations near Cocoa Beach, historic Cocoa Village offers quant shopping and dining along tree-lined streets. Original art galleries, boutique shopping, antiques, gifts and decor, local dining, bars, entertainment and live events.


avenue vieraThe Avenue in Viera
2261 Town Center Ave. Viera, FL 32940
321-634-5390
Outdoor shopping center in Viera near Cocoa Beach. Stores include: Panera Bread, Charlotte Russe, The Melting Pot, Chico’s, Chili’s, Ethan Allen, Famous Footwear, Old Navy, Koh’ls, Loft & More!


merritt Square mallMerritt Square Mall
777 E. Merritt Island Cswy Merritt Island, FL 32952
321-452-3270
Traditional Mall just east of Cocoa Beach. Shops include: Aeropostale, JC Penney, Sears, Dillard’s, Chick-fil-A, Pac Sun, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Sports Authority, Best Buy Mobile & More!


melbourne square mall floridaMelbourne Square Mall
1700 W. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904
321-727-2700
Mall shopping in Melbourne, east of Indialantic near Cocoa Beach. Shops in the Melbourne Mall include: 5-7-9, AT&T, Auntie Ann’s, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Dillards, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gap, H&M, Hollister, HotTopic, Food Court & More!


wildside toursWildside Tours
499 Ramp RoadCocoa Beach, FL
321-799-5495

 


indian river queenThe Indian River Queen
Delannoy Ave, Cocoa Village, FL
321-454-7414

 


cocoa riverfront parkCocoa Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Family park features a boardwalk along the river’s edge, water fountain play area for kids, and regular events throughout the year: Movies in the Park, 4th of July, festivals and more!

 


pineappleriverfrontparkPineapple Park River Front
1521 Pineapple Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935


kayak with rocketsKayak with Rockets in Cocoa Beach
Check out the Launch Schedule to plan your kayak tour around a rocket launch!


 Cocoa Beach Attractions


If attractions are your thing, Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center is just a few miles away from Cocoa Beach in Merritt Island. Check out the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close, and maybe even catch a space launch!
Brevard Zoo is also nearby with a 75 acres of adventure with the new tree top trek zip-lining adventure.
Of course, you can always enjoy Orlando Kayaking Tours with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach.
There’s no shortage of food and great dining along Cocoa Beach. Whether you are looking for a lavish or casual dining experience, you can have it all!
As the Florida sun sets, Cocoa Beach comes alive with it’s peaceful, easy feeling nightlife found along A1A.
When it’s finally time for bed, you’ll find a variety of ocean front accommodations in Cocoa Beach. Rest easy, because the morning sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean is going to knock your socks off!
Cocoa Beach is Orlando’s closest beach and is 5 minutes from the premier port of Florida, Port Canaveral. Home to Disney Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival.
For more details on the cruises, check our blog post on Cruise ships near Cocoa Beach.

For a high speed adventurous things to do in Cocoa Beach, visitors can thrive at Andretti Thrill Park with 4 Go-Kart tracks, Laser tag, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats, Wild West Train, and the largest arcade in the Space Coast. The arcade provides combat games, virtual reality, racing, shooting, redemption games & more!

If HIGH FLYING things to do in Cocoa Beach are more your speed, Florida Biplanes will take you on the ride of your life! Take a tour from Merritt Island over to Cocoa Beach in the open cock-pit of an authentic WW2-era Biplane, or take a helicopter tour and enjoy the scenery along Florida’s Space Coast. Tours leave daily from the Merritt Island Airport at 475 Manor Drive, Merritt Island. You can call 321-392-4125 or toll free at 888-FOR-RIDE.

Space Coast Stadium located nearby in Viera is home to the Brevard County Manatees, (Fear the Seacow!) while also serving as the spring training facility to the Washington Nationals. Located at 5800 Stadium Parkway, Viera. 321-633-9200
cocoa beach aerial adventureCocoa Beach Aerial Adventures – NEW!
N Atlantic Ave (A1A)
321-613-0047
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Photo from Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventure Facebook Page


Cocoa Beach Florida Surf MuseumCocoa Beach Surf Museum
4275 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Located in the north annex of Ron Jon Surf Shop.


samsHouseHistoryMerrittIslandSam’s House at Pine Island
6195 N. Tropical Trail Merritt Island, FL 32953
321-449-4720


pineIslandConservationAreaPine Island Conservation Area
Pine Island Road
Merritt Island, FL 32953
321-501-3870


brevardnatureAllianceBrevard Nature Alliance
Titusville, FL 32931
321-268-5224


Florida Paddlesports AssocFlorida Professional Paddle Sports Association


Kennedy Space CenterNASA’S Kennedy Space Center
866-737-5235
Visit the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.
Home of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit.


Brevard ZooBrevard Zoo
321-254-9453
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Fl 32940
New Meerkat exhibit, Tree Top trek Zip-lining adventure


Andretti Thrill Park Melbourne, FLAndretti Thrill Park
3960 South Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32901
321-956-6706
Go Carts, games and more!


liberty bell museumLiberty Bell Museum
1601 Oak Street
Melbourne, FL. 32901
321-727-1776
Free admission


turkey creek sanctuaryTurkey Creek Sanctuary Park
1518 Port Malabar Blvd.
NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
321-676-6690
Photo courtesy of Flickr/John Krupsky


Biplane RidesFlorida Biplanes/Helicopter Rides
Merritt Island, FL
321-392-4125
Enjoy a biplane ride or helicopter ride over Cocoa Beach and surrounding areas.


Brevard County Manatees BaseballBrevard County Manatees Baseball
Viera, FL
321-633-9200
Photo: Brevard County Manatees Website


airboat RidesGrasshopper Airboat Eco-Tours
5665 Lake Poinsett Road
Cocoa, Florida 32926-2304
877-794-4991


School Of SurfSchool of Surf
200 North A1A
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
321-406-0433


VictoryCasinoCruisePortCanaveralVictory Casino Cruises
180 Christopher Columbus Dr.
Cruise Terminal B-2Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
321-799-0021

 


Hammock Nature Trail_cocoaBeachHammock Nature Trail, Lori Wilson Park

Scenic coastline park featuring beach access, pavilions, grills, dunes, a boardwalk & bird-watching
1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 455-1380

 


cocoa Beach Skate ParkCocoa Beach Skate Park
1450 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 868-3238
Photo: Cocoa Beach Skate Park FB Page feat. Killian Horne


NationalPoliceMuseumAmerican Police Hall of Fame – Gun Range
6350 Horizon Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-0911
The country’s first National Police Museum and memorial dedicated to the United States law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Featuring 24 lane gun range.
Photo: American Police Hall of Fame website


veterans-memorial-park-merritt-islandVeterans Memorial Center
400 Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL
(321) 453-1776

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Council


indoor Gun Range Merritt IslandIndoor Gun Range (The Gun Site Range)
125 S Banana River Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321) 453-2071

Full-service indoor shooting range on the premises for handguns


Putt Putt Golf Cocoa Beach

Golf N Gator 

6355 N Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, Florida

(321) 799-4545
Miniature Golf (Putt-Putt) near Cocoa Beach


Botanical Gardens FIT MelbourneBotanical Gardens FIT 

6355 N Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, Florida

(321) 799-4545
Miniature Golf (Putt-Putt) near Cocoa Beach


cocoa beach Shuttle transportationCocoa Beach Shuttle
1-888-784-4144
Local: 321-631-4144
Providing transportation to and around the Cocoa Beach/Port Canaveral Area.
New vans, mini-buses, and motor coaches.


kayak rentals Wildlife Watersports
129 Manatee Lane
Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
321-785-3244
Kayak, paddle board & boat rentals


Cape Canaveral LighthouseCape Canaveral Lighthouse
Cape Canaveral, FL
321-861-7643
Photo: Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Facebook Page


Cocoa PlanetariumEastern Florida State College Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa FL, 32922
321-453-7372
Photo: EFSC Planetarium Facebook Page


Shore Lanes Bowling Alley Merritt IslandShore Lanes Bowling Alley
600 N. Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island FL, 32953
321-452-8880
Photo: Shore Lane’s Facebook Page


321 Kiteboarding Cocoa Beach321 Kiteboarding & Watersports
402 West Cocoa Beach Cswy.
Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
321-302-5663
Photo: 321 Kiteboarding Facebook Page


 

Jet Ski Boat Rentals Merritt IslandJet Ski & Boat Rentals of Cocoa Beach
1872 E. Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island FL, 32952
321-453-8900
Photo: Jet Ski & Boat Rentals Website


Lone Cabbage Fish CampLone Cabbage Fish Camp
8199 SR520
Cocoa FL, 32926
321-632-4199
Photo: Lone Cabbage Website


Golf N Gator Miniature Golf Course Cocoa BeachGolf N Gator Miniature Golf
6355 N Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, Florida
321-799-4545

Photo: Golf N Gator Facebook


 

Limo Cycle Tour Cocoa BeachLimo Cycle Tours
670 Dave Nisbet Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL
855-756-9386
Photo: Limo Cycle Facebook


East Coast Jet Pack East Coast Jet Pack
856-776-6074
Banana River
Merritt Island, FL
Photo: East Coast Jetpack Facebook

 


LighthouseAdventureGolfLighthouse Cove Adventure Golf Cocoa Beach
321-613-0701
3811 North A1A
Cocoa Beach, FL


ManateeSanctuaryCapeCanaveralManatee Sanctuary Park
701 Thurm Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

 



Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at VieraRitch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

3658 Charlie Corbeil Way
Viera, FL 32940



Jetty Park Beach and PierJetty Park Beach and Pier
9035 Campground Circle
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
Please call to check availability,
make, change, or cancel a reservation
at 321-783-7111

Festivals in Florida: Cocoa Beach & the Space Coast


Space Coast Birding & Wild Life FestivalSpace Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival
January 2018
6 Day Event in Brevard County, FL
321-268-5224


 

magnolia festival suwannee riverMagnolia Festival
October 2017
Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL


 

space Coast Art festivalSpace Coast Art Festival
The Space Coast Art Festival has been a Thanksgiving Tradition since 1963 in Cocoa Beach.
Info line: 321-784-3322
2017 Dates: coming soon
Sat: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
New Location for 2015: Exploration Tower
670 Dave Nisbet Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920


 

cocoa_beach_surf_festivalSurf Festival
Sundance Ranch 51st Easter Surfing Festival
Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach
Easter Surf Fest Aerial photo by GVP Helicopters


 

Port Canaveral Seafood FestPort Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival
February 2017
855-386-3836


 

Chowder Cook Off Port CanaveralThe Annual Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist
February 2018
Cruise Terminal 1
Port Canaveral, FL
Tickets & Info: 321-784-6444 or 321-459-2200

 

 


Pirate Invasion Event_cocoa_beachThe Cocoa Beach Pirate Invasion
International Palms Resort
June 16-18, 2017
1300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
3 Days of Fun – Sun – Great Music – Games & much, much more!!


cocoa_beach_fridayfestCocoa Beach Friday Fest
Every 3rd Friday of the month, 6pm – 10pm
Downtown Cocoa Beach
1 Minuteman Cswy., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
The Cocoa Beach community, our families and visitors can enjoy a Friday night out together.  Stop by and enjoy the fun of what’s become the best downtown Friday celebration in the area. Live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities and much more.
The Cocoa Beach Friday Fest takes place in downtown Cocoa Beach on Minutemen Cswy. between Orlando and Brevard Ave., and is organized through the Cocoa Beach Area Merchants Association.


 

NKS_surf__Festival_CocoaBeachNKF Surfing Festival
Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier
401 Meade Ave. Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
The National Kidney Foundation’s 31st Annual Rich Salick Pro Am Surf Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend for four days of non-stop surfing competition and FUN at the Cocoa Beach Pier!


women_of-The_waves_cocoa_beachWomen of the Waves
7th Annual Florida Women of the Waves Weekend TBA
Presented by the Florida Surf Museum
www.floridasurfmuseum.org



Cocoa Beach Country Club Golf CourseCocoa Beach Country Club

Located near the ramp used by Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, the golf course is nestled quietly on a peninsula in west Cocoa Beach along the Indian River Lagoon’s Banana River. This Golf Course provides some of the best Paspalum greens in the United States. Tom Warriner Blvd. (Off Minuteman Cswy.)
Cocoa Beach, FL 32932-2430 (321) 868 – 3361


 

Exploration Tower Cape Canaveral Exploration Tower
Located in Port Canaveral, the Exploration Tower is a new architectural landmark that offers 7 floors of fun and education to locals as well as tourists. This is a fantastic spot to watch a rocket launch.
670 Dave Nisbet Dr., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(321) 394-3405


 

KingCenterPreformingArtsMaxwell C. King Center for the Preforming Arts
Located on the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College, the Maxwell C. King Center for the Preforming Arts provides entertainment in the form of concerts, magic shows, comedic acts.
3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 394-3405


 

CocoaVillagePlayhouseCocoa Village Playhouse
Celebrating 90 years of history and community, the Cocoa Village Playhouse is located in Historical Cocoa Village, Florida.
300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 636-5050


Cocoa Beach PierWestgate Cocoa Beach Pier
A local favorite established in 1962! The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is home to 5 restaurants, 4 bars, gift shops, live entertainment, and features an 800- foot-long fishing pier!  Photo by: Matthew Paulson
401 Meade Ave. Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
(321) 783-7549


 

Disney Cruise LinesDisney Cruise Line
Lake Buena Vista, FL
(800) 951-3532
Ship sails from Port Canaveral
Photo: Disney Cruise Line Website


Cocoa Beach Scenery
Cocoa Beach is known the world over for the beautiful sunsets, mangrove tunnels, and gorgeous scenery. Kayak the Mangrove tunnels of Cocoa Beach alongside of Dolphin and Manatee, Osprey and more!
We support Nature Conservancy!


More Things to Do in Cocoa Beach


The world famous beach, Cocoa Beach, is less than an hour’s drive from Orlando. Providing a ton of things to do, and only the very best in relaxation and recreation.
The perfect beach vacation for the whole family, friends, or a romantic getaway for two.

Even if you’re looking for just a day trip to the beach from Orlando or surrounding areas, we have enough fun things to do to make the day one to remember.

In addition to the ultimate in “fun and sun” activities, the Space Coast offers a ton of adventure at your fingertips!

Walk on the wild side with a trip on the Casino Cruise ship at the Port. Book a deep sea fishing trip with your friends. Check out Central Florida’s amazing wildlife up close with our very own guided kayak eco-tours.


Area Links in Cocoa Beach:
CocoaBeach.com | Thousand-Islands.org | Legendary Cocoa Beach | Live Near Water

Cocoa Beach Area Attractions
Enjoy Cocoa Beach attractions: Port Canaveral, Deep Sea Fishing, Brevard Zoo & Kennedy Space Center.


 

TOP 6 ORLANDO BEACHES
1. Lori Wilson Park – Facility Reservations: (321) 455-1380
Tons of parking, large restrooms, pavilions, children’s play ground, and birding trail.
2. Fischer Park – Camping near the beach. Restrooms, Camping sites, fishing, food on the boardwalk. Watch cruise ships leave the port!
3. Canova Dog Beach – looking for dog friendly beaches near Orlando? This is it! Restrooms, showers, picnic areas.
4. Picnic Tables – Featured in the Top Surfing Spots, located in Patrick Air Force Base. Restrooms, showers, lots of parking. Picnic area for service men and women’s families.
5. 16th Street – the locals beach! Restrooms, small picnic area, showers, limited parking. Lifeguard available.
6. Cocoa Beach Pier – Classic icon of Cocoa Beach offers fine dining, casual seafood, shopping, fishing and of course, surfing!


 

Related: Check out our blog on the TOP 5 Things to Do in Cocoa Beach
Real Estate in Cocoa Beach

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