Situated just south of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Florida is a fantastic vacation destination to enjoy any time of year! When you’re ready for a well-earned retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of life, this is most definitely a great place to be. Loved for its gateway proximity to places like the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as well as its own spectacular beaches and surf, Cocoa Beach is a place with a little something for everyone to enjoy. No matter what your travel interests may be, you’re sure to find something here that intrigues. Whether you’re looking forward to time on the sand, exploring cosmic wonders, or making the most of spectacular shopping and dining options, Cocoa Beach has it all.

That said, those who are looking to avoid large crowds, and packed attractions may want to make the most of an off-season adventure this way. Both fall and spring (minus Spring Break) are considered off-season travel times to Cocoa Beach, while summer and winter constitute high travel seasons. Being picky about off-season travel times is always a benefit. Planning a trip for after the Spring Break crowds have departed comes with a refreshing sense of tranquility here that’s hard to top.

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No matter when you arrive, savoring the best of off-season Cocoa Beach dining options is a must! Whether you’re fueling up for a day of fun or winding down in sweet style, Cocoa Beach is packed with places worth checking out when your travel plans bring you this way in the off-season. The following are just a few of our many favorites to be sure to add to your must-try list.

Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar

Located at 15 N Orlando Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar is an exciting and decidedly delicious place to treat your tastebuds while you’re in town. While the atmosphere is casual and welcoming, the menu makes the most of world-class fine dining options that are sure to inspire foodies from near and far! Chef-inspired creations are on the table every night of the week and are paired with incredible house sangrias and wine selections to match. The atmosphere here quickly reminds one of a New York City dining establishment, but the view is strictly Florida. From the scallop paella to the seared artichokes, Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar pays attention to the flavorful details that matter most. Complete with friendly service and a welcoming ambiance, you’ll likely find yourself wanting to return a time or two during your Cocoa Beach stay.

Longboards Tiki Beach Grille

Situated within the Hilton Cocoa Beach Ocean Front at 1550 N Atlantic Avenue, Longboards Tiki Beach Grille is a great place to find yourself when you’re in the mood for some late night eats paired with outdoor dining options in the off-season. The large plank patio here is the perfect spot to sip a handcrafted cocktail from the comfort of a lounge chair with straw awnings swaying in the breeze overhead. When you pick Longboards Tiki Beach Grille, you’ll get amazing menu options featuring some of the area’s best seafood dishes paired with impeccable sand and waterfront views. Most evenings of the week, the restaurant also features a live band and its common for late-night visits to be mixed with time on the dance floor. No matter when you drop by, Longboards promises to provide the ultimate in flavor and fun.

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The Fat Donkey

Sometimes it’s not a full meal you crave, but simply the best of dessert options! When you have a sweet tooth to satisfy during your time in Cocoa Beach, be sure to head over to The Fat Donkey. Located at 247 Minutemen Causeway, The Fat Donkey is an ice cream and dessert specialty stop where every guest is invited to indulge their cravings for the best part of any dinner.  The menu here features everything from soft serve cones and milkshakes to Root Beer floats, popsicles, baked goods jars, home baked cookies and beyond. Whether you go with a fudge brownie or a sugar-topped churro, this is a stop that’s sure to please.

The Green Room Café

Those that find themselves in Cocoa Beach during the off-season hoping to dine on the lighter side of life, enjoy a vegan meal or make the most of organic fare will find it all and more at The Green Room Café. This welcoming eatery is located at 222 First Street North and serves up everything from organic sandwiches and soups to vegan salads, wraps and bowls. Featuring flavorful acai and fruit-based options across much of the menu, The Green Room Café is a place where you can feel great about your dining choices and leave feeling a little healthier than when you arrived!

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Cocoa Beach is a wonderful vacation destination to enjoy and when you need amazing accommodations to match, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious rental options in the area and how we can help you get settled into the style you deserve!

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