Cocoa Beach, Florida is a fantastic place to set your springtime travel sights when you’re ready to leave winter far behind and embrace the best of Florida living instead. Whether you’re one for time on the sand, under the sun or on the waves, Cocoa Beach has something exciting waiting for you. One of the highlights of a trip this way this time of year is a picnic enjoyed with an oceanfront view. The following are just a few of the best places to make the most of your Cocoa Beach picnic in the springtime in Florida the next time your travel plans bring you this direction!

Lori Wilson Park

When a scenic beachside picnic is top of mind, you’ll want to make sure that Lori Wilson Park is on your list of must-visit destinations when you next find yourself in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Located at 1500 N Atlantic Avenue, this beach park is brimming over with lush dunes and nature trails to explore as well as a boardwalk, a collection of coastal hammocks and picnic pavilions to check out as well! Lori Wilson Park is a wonderful place to pair a picnic with a game of sand volleyball or go for a swim when the Florida temperatures are on the rise. Parking here is free making a picnic even more convenient and this destination is dotted with water fountains, on-site restrooms and more. There’s even a dog park at Lori Wilson Park for those who know they’ll be looking forward to dining under the sun with their favorite canine companion in tow.

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Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park

Located at 1600 S. Atlantic Avenue, Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park is another appealing option for beachgoers who are looking to pair their outdoor fun with a picnic. Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park is an inviting 2.5-acres stretch of land and shorelines where locals and visitors alike can spend leisure time enjoying the water and sand. It’s a popular place to pair a picnic lunch with surf fishing and beach activities of all types from sunbathing and sand volleyball to hiking and strolling. There’s a charming dune crossover to check out while you’re here and a picnic shelter in a beautifully landscaped area for those who are looking to stay out of the sun while they savor the flavors they’ve packed in their basket. This park also hosts grills for those who are looking to cook up their picnic experience in style.

Sidney Fischer Park

If you’re looking for a prime springtime picnic destination that pairs scenery with plenty of space to explore, Sidney Fischer Park checks every box on the list. Situated at 2200 N. Atlantic Avenue, Sidney Fischer Park offers guests 10-acres of land to enjoy during a visit and is a popular place among swimmers and picnickers alike! With 200 on-site parking spaces, packing up the car with all of your picnic goodies is more convenient than you might have imagined. The park hosts a collection of picnic pavilions to choose from as well as playground and showers if you decide to take a dip before or after your outdoor meal.

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Shepard Park

In the event there happens to be a shuttle launch scheduled for your spring visit to Cocoa Beach, pairing your picnic with time at Shepard Park is sure to inspire. Found at 299 E Cocoa Beach Causeway, this park is a 5-acre space complete with picnic areas and oceanfront views that also provides prime seating for space launches when they’re on the agenda.  Named for astronaut Alan Shepard, it makes sense that this park is a place that highlights adventures towards the cosmos. In total, those who pack a picnic lunch and head this way will find 10 picnic pavilions to select from as well as a wide variety of standard picnic tables that offer up great views too. When you’re not enjoying a picnic and space launch experience, Shepard Park is the perfect place to go for some springtime fishing, or swimming depending on preference.

Ramp Road Park

For those who know they can’t wait to enjoy a picnic with access to plenty of options for recreation as well, time enjoyed at Ramp Road Park will be well worth your while. Situated at 401 Ramp Road, this park is dotted with picnic shelters and tables to enjoy a meal before making your way towards the playgrounds, tennis courts, boat docks and beyond! Visitors will find both non-motorized and motorized boat launching ramps at this park as well as great scenery to enjoy during a visit.

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There’s never been a better time to book your trip to Cocoa Beach and no reason to wait when you’re ready to make the most of the fun. Reach out to Stay in Cocoa Beach today to learn more about our incredible vacation rental options in the area and to begin planning your next trip!

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