Cocoa Beach is a small city in Brevard County, Florida. With a small population of less than 15,000 people only living in the city, Cocoa Beach happens to be a peaceful vacation spot for families where you can enjoy your time away from the regular chaotic life of metropolis and spend your days visiting one beautiful place after another.
We’ve selected the top spots in the city that boost tourism. These spots rank high on the preference list of the tourists who visit Cocoa Beach to have quality holidays in this sun-soaked city.
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center is located south of Cocoa Beach on a barrier island. This is the place from where the first Americans were sent off to space to orbit the earth and land on the moon. If you visit the center, the representatives here tell you the story of humans entering the space in detail and from the very start, taking into account every space mission and every personality that was involved in the process.
Kennedy Space Center not only briefs you the history, but also gives you an opportunity to experience the very original sights and sounds that were experienced by the ones who went on the space exploration missions.
If you wish to continue your space exploration adventure on the land, then you must visit the planetarium at Eastern Florida State College. The facility provides you with mesmerizing explorations of the universe without you having to leave your seat. The state of the art equipment used here makes this place one of the finest planetariums in the United States. The shows put on by the planetarium are so real that you feel as if you’re actually drifting in space.
Of all the towns that are referred to as historic in Florida, the historic Cocoa Village, which is also the city’s downtown area, has some really historical value associated with it. The village was first established in the middle of the 19th century and has now become the center of shopping and entertainment for the locals and tourists alike.
But the impressive fact is that the village has still maintained its original historical look. The doorways and windows are colorful the way they used to be. Its old riverside lined with trees is still inhabited by the local merchants and artisans. Tourists love to explore the village on foot, walking through the narrow streets that boast a look of an old town from medieval times.
Also, the dining here is truly gourmet that you’ll love to indulge in.
Ron Jon Surf Shop
This is what they call the daddy of all the surf shops. If there’s anything that is related with surfing or any other water sport than it must be here in Ron Jon – the world’s largest surf shop.
Ron Jon is a whooping 52,000 square feet shop that is loaded with water sports stuff and equipment. This shop also happens to be the flagship store of Ron Jon that now has 13 stores in five states. The most appealing quality of Ron Jon Surf Shop is that it’s right next to the beach. You go into the store, browse the variety and soon you’ll be kicked into the mood for water sports.
You go outside and the stunning beach is right there for you to go crazy.
Cocoa Beach is incomplete with its golfing courses. Since golf is the sport deeply admired in this city, Cocoa Beach offers a variety of absolutely top-notch golf courses. With stunning views, grassy dunes, bright sunshine, crystal clear waters and first-rate golfing gear makes the sport very interesting. Some of the best golf courses in the city include “Baytree National Golf Links” and “Viera East Golf Club”.
Brevard Zoo brings fun, learning and interactive education for children all together in one place. The zoo is divided into sections. One of them is “Paws on Play” where you can see critters from various countries of the world crawling and jumping.
Other section is called “Expedition Africa” where you’ll find yourself to be in the wild corners of the continent. In addition to all this, the zoo also has its “Australasia” section reopened which enables you to tour around the zoo on kayak and experience zip-lining over the zoo’s wilderness.
While you’re on vacation in Cocoa Beach you have the perfect opportunity to plan the most exotic getaway of your life. Cruises leave Port Canaveral for three days in the Bahamas and for a while longer in the Caribbean. Book a passage on cruises like “Disney Dream” and “Disney Wonder” and explore the stunningly colorful beaches of the Bahamas including its capital city of Nassau from where you can shop for handicrafts made of straws.
Cocoa Beach has no tall and shiny skyscrapers and there are no traffic clogged roads. It’s a city bestowed by nature with soothing tropical breezes, sunrises and sunsets that scatter breathtaking pastel hues in the sky and beautiful beaches. No wonder Cocoa Beach is known for de-stressing you and savoring the city’s historical charms.