The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns make them an ideal destination for your getaway, no matter what time of year you come. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but surf buffs and space buffs will want to set their sights on Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of sand, sun, water, and fun that’s close to Cape Canaveral and even Orlando. There are plenty of things to do and see, right in the surrounding area as well as within a one-hour drive or less. But even beautiful beach towns can get gloomy from time to time. When the rain and gloom hit and spoil your outdoor or beach plans, there are still many Cocoa Beach activities and attractions that can get you out and explore, while also staying warm and dry.
Florida Surf Museum
Formerly the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum, the Florida Surf Museum was founded in 1999 in a small space barely big enough to turn a longboard around! It grew with the help of local volunteers who donated surf magazines, pictures, trophies, and other memorabilia you can still see today at its location at the Ron Jon Surf Shop watersports building. Check out their website and plan your stay around one of the many events it hosts, including surf contests held in the waters off Cocoa Beach.
Escape Cocoa Beach
You came to Cocoa Beach to escape the stress of everyday life, but now you need to escape the rain. Come inside and enjoy one of the country’s most popular indoor activities – rain or shine – and conquer an escape room at Escape Cocoa Beach. Each themed room has a difficulty level. Choose your comfort level or favorite topic, including Bank Heist, Rocket Science, Jail Break, and others.
There are several day spas throughout the Cocoa Beach area. When your day for a relaxing sunbathing and swimming session at the beach turns gloomy, relax your cares away with a treatment like a mani/pedi, facial, body scrub or wrap, and more. You’ll end the day completely relaxed and recharged, and ready for outdoor fun and adventure after the rain clears.
There are plenty of things to do and see during your Cocoa Beach vacation. Many of the Cocoa Beach activities and attractions you visit will have an opportunity to pick up a fun souvenir, but in case you want a little more than a gift shop memento, there is a myriad of boutiques, stores, as well as the Merritt Square Mall where you can browse and stay out of the rain while scoring a unique find to take home.
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The rainy weather outside your door is just a slight obstacle to your rental car and plenty of indoor Cocoa Beach fun. Take a rainy day to see one of the newest releases at Cobb Theatre Merritt Square on nearby Merritt Island. Current showings include Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Fabelmans, Babylon, and Avatar: The Way of Water, to name a few.
The Dinosaur Store & Museum
The store is home to the Museum of Dinosaurs & Ancient Cultures. The store is the gift store associated with the museum and sells fossils, minerals, meteorites, jewelry, and more. The hall of dinosaurs features exhibits from the Devonian period all the way to the Cretaceous period including fossils, cast skeletons, and true-to-life dinos in their natural habitat. It also includes a mineral cave that boasts minerals and crystals from around the world, and an exhibit about the dawn of man, paleolithic tools, and more. Learn about the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, Mesoamerica, and Tribal Africa, including their customs, art, architecture, and way of life. The Adventure Zone is a hands-on activity area for all ages where you’ll find science stations, free arcade games, the live-animal Reptile Run, and even a Nile River raft ride!
Your Vacation Rental
The rainy weather outside your door may be reason enough to stay in. Don’t worry about packing up the rental car and trying to find a parking spot at your destination or worrying about not having an umbrella. There is plenty to do right at your rental. Entertainment centers have large TVs and all the electronics for a movie night, and many homes have a selection of board games, toys, books, and magazines to while away the time while the rain falls.
Fun Cocoa Beach Activities on a Rainy Day
If you’re looking for fun and activities to occupy yourself on a rainy day, Cocoa Beach has plenty of places to go. You could also watch the rain pattern through the windows of your vacation rental provided by Stay in Cocoa Beach. From a cozy one-bedroom all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom for a larger family or group looking for plenty of Cocoa Beach and Space Coast action. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of the day, or to take a nap while the rain falls. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.