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The beauty of a week vacation in Florida in Indian Harbour is having all that time to play, relax, and of course, enjoy the comforts and luxuries found in your Stay In Cocoa Beach Indian Harbour sanctuary. And the worrisome part is having all that time on your hands, but no idea on how to fill in the minutes! Fortunately, you have friends in all the right places and today, we would like to help you plan a seven-day itinerary, offering ideas that you can mix and mingle, or nix all together, because at the end of the day, this week in paradise is all about you, your wants, and your vacation needs!

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Day 1: Getting Comfortable

Your first day of any vacation is one filled with excitement and anticipation, but rarely offers enough remaining hours to explore any one adventure in depth, but that’s ok. The Florida lifestyle is a carefree vibe, one meant to be enjoyed at a slower pace, knowing there is always time tomorrow to do the things you missed out on today. So today, on this first partial day in Indian Harbour, we aren’t going to suggest an itinerary planned out to the minute, but we are going to give some delicious options, listed in not particular order, starting with an exploration of your home away from home. Choose your bedroom, check out the views from the patio, pinching yourself when you realize that the roaring of the sea will be your musical accompaniment for the next week, and maybe even sink into the depths of our super comfortable sofas, picking up the remote to the state-of-the-art television and clicking through the channels in idle curiosity.

First Steps on Day 1

First and foremost, this is a beach vacation, and when it is time to stroll out that door, your first steps should take you straight to the white sands and turquoise waters of the closest beach. (Bicentennial Park Beach, perhaps?) And if these steps happen to take place at sunset, all the better! Holding your flip flops in hand (a Florida vacationer will rarely find a need for any more substantial shoes, and flip flops are practically the state shoe!) feeling the soft sands tickle your toes as the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean ebb and flow around your ankles, and watching the sky revolve through the phases of a fiery and colorful sunset is destined to be one of the top pleasures in your life.

And when the sun sets and that vast sky turns a velvety black dotted with the twinkling of a billion stars you may find yourself believing in bigger things. If you haven’t dined as of yet, a giant pizza enjoyed at Mimmos Pizza & Ristorante, 1600 S Wickham Road in Melbourne, will make a beautiful welcoming meal.

Day 2: The Adventures Begin

Today may be day two, but it is your first full day in town, and many wonderful adventures are awaiting you—but first, breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, giving you strength to play hard, and there are many exciting restaurants in Indian Harbour Beach serving your favorite morning meals, but today we recommend a visit to the Scrambled Egg Café, located at 727 Pine Tree Drive. Their specialty is, of course, their Scramblers, but they also serve the best eggs benedicts in town, so if hollandaise makes you happy, you will be more than satisfied. After the last crumb has been devoured it is time to make your way into our Florida streets for a day of fun, perhaps starting with a day at the beach?

Beach Day

You’ve come all this way to see the sea, so why not spend today exploring all the ways the sea can make you smile? Swimming, surfing, body boarding, even building sandcastles at water’s edge with your tiniest travelers will be exciting and fun and many, if not most of our Stay In Cocoa Beach escapes, offer a selection of beach gear for your use during your stay. And when the sun begins to set and the family is ready to head out for a hearty meal, sampling the seafood at Hula Moon Tiki Grill, 1900 Florida A1A, will provide the perfect way to end a beautiful day in Indian Harbour Beach.

Day 3: Who Knew How Much Fun Could Be Had on Vacation?

Day three is the perfect day to visit a few of the local sites, and since you may be a little tired after your beach day yesterday, you will want to whip together a little breakfast in our fully equipped kitchen. Cereal, donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispie Kreme, it doesn’t have to be fancy, just good, or if food is important to you, a foodie’s tour of the region could be just what this day needs!

Village Food Tours offers a variety of food tours in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, all towns located within minutes of your Indian Harbour Beach vacation sanctuary. Each tour lasts about two hours and samples the best of four local restaurants, with prices ranging between $78 and $88 dollars per person, and when you are through, we don’t think anyone will judge you for heading back to your vacation home for a nap and a quick change into your stretchy pants! Who knows? Maybe you will spend the rest of day three exploring the community amenities of your home sweet vacation home?

Day 4: A Day for the Sights

After your delicious and relaxing day three, today, halfway through your trip, is the perfect time to visit some of the local sightseeing attractions, taking the time to really get to know Indian Harbour Beach and the towns that surround it. Enjoy an international lunch at Niki’s Rainbow Restaurant, 570 Florida A1A in Satellite Beach, serving up a complex blend of Greek and American favorites, sandwiching the visit between local adventures.

See where the space race began with a visit to Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island. There is a lot to see and do at this fantastic spot, so you might want to set the entire day aside.

Visit the Banana River Aquatic Preserve, 401 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach. Rent a kayak and spend the day exploring the beauty of the Banana River and gliding through mangrove forests, perhaps even catching sight of a few of the manatees that make their home here.

Explore the Cocoa Beach Pier, shopping, dining, and maybe even dropping a line into the waters under the pier. You could spend a couple of days here and not see it all!

Day 5: Back to the Sea

In addition to getting in a little more beach time, it may be fun to take this 5th day to explore the waters that surround us in depth, starting with a dolphin tour. Cocoa Beach Dolphin Tours has been in business for over 20 years, and they offer a variety of tours, charters, and even Rocket Launch Tours on the Banana River giving visitors a greater appreciation of the natural and supernatural land and sea scape of this most beautiful part of Florida.

If your visit happens to take place over Christmas, we suggest exploring the Cocoa Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, but don’t feel left out if you are a summer visitor. Every tour offered, including the dolphin and wildlife tours, never fail to impress!

Finish off your day on the sea with a nice dinner in a circa 1905 Victorian house, the Mansion, located at 1218 E New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, featuring an expansive wine and cocktail menu and a delicious food menu filled with fun surprises.

Day 6: Your Last Day in Town

It is hard to believe that the week has flown by so fast, but day six has arrived, and it is your last full day in town. Many guests prefer to leave this day open for adventure, but if you are looking for something special to do in between breakfast at That Little Restaurant (1749 N Wickham Road in Melbourne) and your final wonderful night spent at the Beach Shack (1 Minutemen Causeway #2906 in Cocoa Beach) enjoying cold beers and hot music, we have a few ideas.

Souvenir shopping is a time-honored vacation tradition, and there are three historic areas on the Space Coast that are worthy of checking out, located in Titusville, Cocoa Village, and Melbourne. Shop, dine, and if you are in the right spot at the right time, enjoy the excitement of the free events that often take place in the historic districts.

The Brevard County Zoo (8225 N Wickham Road in Melbourne) is a non-profit zoo providing homes for over 900 animals of 195 different species, promising a family friendly adventure everyone will enjoy.

Your time on white sand beaches is winding down, and taking an afternoon to enjoy one last day of fun in the sun will never be regretted! This actually may be a great time to take some family pictures on the beach as well, posing against a backdrop of sea oats, with the sun setting over the sea. You will have lots of pictures of your unforgettable trip to Indian Harbour Beach, but none will have the meaning of this carefree pic, taken while smiling faces are tanned and relaxed. This family picture will definitely be frame-worthy!

Day 7: Must You Leave So Soon?

Your bags are packed, the last of the wine you purchased from Cocoa Beach Winery has been sipped, but there are still a few hours left to kill before you board your airplane back to reality, and although you are sad to go, chances are you will be so happy you chose Indian Harbour Beach and Stay In Cocoa Beach for your vacation adventures.

You’ve played hard and slept late every day, but if you leave Florida without witnessing at least one sunrise you will regret it forever. Get up early on day seven and head to the beach to find serenity, peace, and the most stunningly beautiful sunrise you have ever seen in your life. You can always sleep on the plane. If you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes, Canova Beach is the only dog friendly beach in Melbourne, and provides the opportunity to help your pup get out all his excited wiggles before being confined to his kennel for the long flight home.

We know that airplane food is non-existent, so a visit to the Sunrise Diner for breakfast will make a perfect farewell. Located at 365 W Cocoa Beach Causeway and offering a menu filled with Southern comfort foods, your breakfast will hold you over in ways the bags of peanuts never can!

The last week has been the most exciting adventure of your life, and we know you have taken at least a million pics, so take these last quiet moments in paradise to peruse all the pics you have taken and take advantage of our high-speed internet to save data.

The Memories Will Last Forever

Obviously, this sample itinerary is not set in stone, it is simply filled with ideas that will keep everyone active and engaged, so feel free to pick and choose the activities you love most. Add in a hiking day at any of the parks in town, perhaps at Gleason Park, located at 1233 Yacht Club Boulevard, enjoying lush tropical foliage and waterfront views. Maybe you will choose an entire day to stay home and swim, soak in the hot tubs, explore the community our sanctuaries are located in, or maybe you will want to go out every night, visiting a different night spot and closing down the bars.

However you choose to spend your time in paradise, coming home every evening to the comfort, style, and luxury found in our Indian Harbour Beach vacation escapes will always be the highlight of your day. Reserve your favorite today!

As you begin your plans for a fabulous Cape Canaveral vacation on the Space Coast, you may think that by choosing towns in which Stay In Cocoa Beach offers properties will help narrow down your vacation destination, but to be perfectly honest, our properties are all over the area. Luxurious, comfortable, and designed to make travelers feel at home while away from home, every property will be your favorite, making the decision even more difficult. Today, however, we want to talk about the homes we offer in Cape Canaveral, a spot where the rockets red glare shines brightly many times throughout the year as another batch of excited astronauts burst out of our planet’s atmosphere and into the beauty of outer space.

Make Yourself at Home

Our Stay In Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral rentals are located in some of the most beautiful condo communities in the region, offering a choice between 2- or 3-bedroom escapes and having room for as many as 8 guests to live together in peace and harmony. Featuring views that will speak to your heart, the sea shares its serenity with everyone residing within and can be seen from nearly every space rented. Light, bright, and filled with a warmth that comes not just from the Florida sun but from the smiles and excitement of all who have made these stunning sanctuaries their home sweet vacation homes, enjoying adventures that they treasure forever, and now, it is your turn to experience the wonder of a Cape Canaveral vacation!

Canaveral Towers

A stay in the Canaveral Towers condos promises an adventure that is both comfortable and exciting, providing access to community amenities that will enhance your stay, including putting greens, a heated pool, and shuffleboard courts to explore in your free time. Fun fact about shuffleboard: Until relative recently, it was the number one Florida game, and although lately pickleball seems to be edging it out, it is still a fun way to enjoy your downtime during your stay.

Our condos in Canaveral Towers range between 2- and 3-bedroom models, and it is the 3-bedroom models families of 8 or fewer will want to choose to make their own. Free parking is an amenity you don’t often find at resorts, but it is included with a stay in Canaveral Towers, and elevators ensure that each unit is accessible for the differently abled.

The patios and balconies that overlook the turquoise waters are destined to be the most popular spot in every unit we offer, providing a space for napping, dining, or just relaxing to the music made by the crash of waves on sandy beaches.

Reflections of Florida

Our Canaveral Towers units reflect the beauty of the Florida lifestyle, featuring spacious rooms with high ceilings, colorful art that reminds guests the sea is all around us, and comfortable furnishings that encourage impromptu naps and long nights of deep sleep and happy dreams. State-of-the-art televisions may be found not just in the cheerful living rooms, but in each of the bedrooms as well, aiding in the transition from wide awake to sound asleep.

Fully equipped kitchens allow guests to make the choice between dining out or in, and spacious baths with updated fixtures will help ensure that morning traffic jams will be less likely. Many of our units will offer beach gear, including umbrellas, chairs, and coolers, meaning you won’t have to lug all that across country to have a fantastic time on our white sand beaches.

Cape Winds

Stay In Cocoa Beach provides condos in many Cape Canaveral communities, and Cape Winds is another one of our favorites. (To be fair, we love all the communities and condos our properties are located in, so that may not help you narrow down your choices!) Cape Winds, however, may be your favorite, as in addition to providing a pool and sports courts, it’s bubbling hot tub will add romance and fun to your stay. Also featuring charcoal grills, elevators, and free parking, its sports courts are tennis and basketball. The pool is heated during the cooler months, extending swimming season to pretty much year-round.

Cape Winds condos are 2-bedroom ones, allowing a maximum of six guests in most, but a few accept no more than four. Some units will offer views of the sea, others may overlook the pool and other beautiful spots in the community. A playground with jungle gym and swings offers a great way to burn off some of your toddler’s excess energy.

All the Comforts of Home

Our Cape Winds sanctuaries are comfortable spaces, also filled with light and luxury, and providing state of the art televisions in bedrooms and the living rooms. Fully equipped kitchens generally offer blenders and coffee makers to ensure all your beverage needs are met, and like Canaveral Towers, most units provide a closet filled with beach gear to be utilized by guests during their days of frolicking on the beaches that are within walking distance.

Royal Mansions

We love community amenities, and Royal Mansions, the final community in our listing of Cape Canaveral sanctuaries, offers more to enjoy. Featuring a heated pool, hot tub, and an outdoor barbecue, guests will also appreciate the free parking, especially when comparing the costs most communities charge to park in their spots.

All the condos in Royal Mansions provide either 1- or 2-bedroom units with a maximum of four guests in the 1-bedroom models and six in the 2-bedroom ones. Ceiling fans in the living rooms will help keep you even cooler in the warmer summer months, and of course, air conditioning is included.

Sophisticated Townhome Living with a Carefree Vibe

With interiors that could grace the covers of Architectural Digest, our Royal Mansions sanctuaries still provide that laidback Florida vibe that many guests wish could be bottled up and sold for enjoyment back in their own hometowns. Views may be of the ocean or the community and yes, all dreams had in these sweet suites will be happy ones.

As with Canaveral Towers and Cape Winds, each unit provides beach gear, including body boards, umbrellas, chairs, and coolers and beach towels will be found in the linen closets. The location of many Royal Mansions escapes may provide views of the cruise ships that sail in and out of our harbors and also of any shuttle launches that may be occurring during your stay!

More to Fall in Love With

Because you can never have too many extras in your vacation escapes, all of our Cape Canaveral hideaways provide high-speed internet, soap, shampoo, and conditioner, and washer and dryers in most units. We know that travel can be stressful, so we guarantee that your stay will be peaceful, tranquil, and so restful, you will awaken every morning ready to face a new day of Florida adventures, perhaps even traveling to Kennedy Space Center for a day of looking to the stars.

Located close to all that makes this part of Florida wonderful, every day will be an adventure in excitement, magic, and beauty! Reserve your favorite Stay In Cocoa Beach escape and discover all the reasons people from all over the world flock to our doorstep.

Travelers looking for that traditional beach getaway will find what they’re looking for in Cocoa Beach year-round. However, this is also a destination filled with unexpected surprises and places to explore! The following are 5 Cocoa Beach activities you can add to your itinerary when you’re headed to Cocoa Beach and looking for something different and exciting to try!

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Take a Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour at Night

Daytime fun abounds in Cocoa Beach, Florida, but those who are looking for something truly unique to do while they’re here will want to set their sights on an activity that happens after sunset. At BK Adventure, guests to Cocoa Beach can book a one-of-a-kind bioluminescent kayaking night tour alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide! This experience can be booked as a private trip or a group adventure but either way, it’s sure to inspire. Bioluminescence is light produced in a living organism like fish or jellies that occurs as the result of a natural chemical reaction. From above the water, this light is other-worldly and incredible to witness! BK Adventure bioluminescent kayaking tours traverse the Indian River Lagoon once the sun goes down to admire the light radiating from plankton and jellies alike. While a traditional kayak offers up a great view, booking a clear kayak bioluminescent excursion takes the glowing scenery a step further! In addition to these trips, BK Adventure offers guests options to book paddleboarding bioluminescent tours as well as sunset paddles that add a little pre-glow color into the mix as well.



Enjoy Time at the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary

A trip to Cocoa Beach often brings to mind leisurely time on the sand, but for those with a passion for wildlife, there are plenty of places to check out where nature is on display at its very best. One of them is the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary! In total, this impressive and protected expanse of terrain covers more than 430 acres and is home to migratory and local birds and other wildlife that thrive along the canals between the Banana and Indian Rivers. A visit here can include everything from kayaking and hiking to incredible bird watching as well. Other wildlife you’re likely to set your sights on within the perimeter of this sanctuary include spoonbills, pelicans, and even alligators! When you’re looking for a new perspective on the lush terrain, take time to climb the watchtower where a bird’s eye view is yours for enjoyment. History buffs will appreciate the fact that this sanctuary sits on a former Ais Tribe city, providing access to legends and rich stories of the past alike.

Go Horseback Riding at Obloy Family Ranch

Getting into the saddle and taking in the sights in a one-of-a-kind way is well within reach when you visit Cocoa Beach. Head over to Obloy Family Ranch while you’re in the area to enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding and animal encounters that are sure to thrill everyone in your traveling crew. The Obloy Family Ranch is located on nearby Merritt Island and functions across 110 acres of terrain.  Visitors can book horseback trail rides as well as pony rides for little ones. There’s a petting and feeding area on-site where over 30 animals are waiting to be discovered. Homemade wine is served up for the adults while train rides are ready to entertain the kids too.

Explore the Coastline from a Helicopter

When adrenaline-pumping fun and a sky-high view are exactly your style, booking a helicopter tour during your time in Cocoa Beach promises to be a highlight activity! Seeing the captivating coastline from above is sure to inspire while major landmarks like the Kennedy Space Center seen from a bird’s eye view are definitely unforgettable too! Cocoa Beach Helicopters provides guests with options to book tours that provide views of Cocoa Beach as well as the greater Port Canaveral Space Coast. Prices range from $19.99 per person up to $229.99 per person depending on the flight length and itinerary. Whether you soar over the port or enjoy a see-it-all experience it’s a moment you won’t want to miss. Cocoa Beach Helicopters even offers sunset flights for those looking to add a little romance to the experience too!

Check out Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures

If a day filled with climbing and ziplining sounds like fun, you’ll find an incredible place to spend the day at Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures. Located at 6419 N. Atlantic Avenue, this is a family-friendly stop where guests can put their skills to the test on over 50 tree top challenges across a course that promises to thrill. Whether you’re tackling the ropes course or a zipline, guests will find there’s always something to engage the senses and imagination here. From the upper-most points of the challenge course, you’ll get amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, Banana River, and the city itself. Making the experience that much more exciting is just knowing that the 7 different trails suspended on towering poles are shaded by a canopy of oak trees that are over 100 years old.

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Book Today and Enjoy Our Best Cocoa Beach Activities

When a trip to Cocoa Beach is what you crave, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has the beautiful and luxurious accommodations you’ve been searching for. Reach out today to learn more about our rental property options in the area and how we can help you turn travel plans into a reality.

When you visit some place that is tropical in the winter, you will notice that the weather is often still beautiful. The same can be said for Cocoa Beach right here on the coast of Florida. When it comes to Florida activities, most visitors will say that golfing is what they look forward to the most. Florida is known for having some beautiful golf courses, and the great year-round weather makes it easy to stay out longer during the day to play. There are a variety of Cocoa Beach golf courses you can hit up during your winter stay. Here are some of our favorites:

Cocoa Beach Country Club

Perhaps the easiest place to remember where to golf at in Cocoa Beach is Cocoa Beach Country Club. This nearby club is a local favorite, as it is extremely easy to reach. The courses are always in shape and look great year-round. Cocoa Beach Country Club features a total of 27 holes, making it one of the more unique courses that gives you plenty of options. The three different routes let you play a different round of 9-hole golf for every visit you make. Since Cocoa Beach Country Club is a public facility, you do not need a membership to play here. This makes the golf course a little busier than other courses nearby, so make sure to plan ahead during your visit. There are also 23 lakes found on the property along with holes found just off Banana River. This local golf course is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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The Savannahs Golf Course

If you are looking for a golf course that features a variety of wetlands and water hazards, look no further than The Savannahs Golf Course. Due to these hazards, The Savannahs Golf Course is known to be one of the more challenging courses in the area. This is perfect spot for you to practice your accuracy and strategy. It is just minutes away from most of our vacation rentals in Cocoa Beach, making it easy to reach. The winter season is less busy than during the summer season. The Savannahs Golf Course is open daily from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Manatee Cove Golf Course

You will find some additional fun and excitement when you play your round of golf at Manatee Cove Golf Course. This nearby public course features 18 holes for a par 72 game. What makes Manatee Cove Golf Course stick out among all the other golf courses is the driving range, onsite lessons, and waterside tiki bar where you can grab a cocktail. The course is technically located on Patrick Space Force Base but is completely open to the public to play. All equipment, including clubs and balls, are provided during your time at Manatee Cove. Stop by during the hours of 6:15 AM to 6:00 PM every day of the week.

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Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf

While a full round of golf is always a welcome addition to any vacation getaway, it can be a little difficult for young children to get in on the fun. Instead, take them to Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf that is open throughout the winter season. This mini golf attraction is a local favorite and features mini golf courses that provide a nautical theme with lighthouses, waterfalls, and bridges as your hazards. There are two full 18-hole courses, each with their own sides of fun and excitement. While you are playing your round of mini golf, you can place an order for food and drinks (including adult beverages such as beer and wine) to be delivered to where you are on the mini golf course. Their 3 Scoops Ice Cream Parlor is known for having some of the best ice cream in all of Cocoa Beach. Try out one of their specialty milkshakes or grab a scoop of one of their 24 different flavors of ice cream. Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf is open daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM for all kinds of mini golf fun!

Prepare for Your Golfing Adventure in Cocoa Beach

As you can see, there is a variety of different golf activities waiting for you here in Cocoa Beach. Let our vacation rentals keep you close to each of these courses that are open year-round. Most courses offer all the gear you need, but you can call ahead just to make sure. Reserve your next vacation rental with us today in Cocoa Beach!

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Working hard, keeping up with responsibilities, and catering to family needs are all important parts of life. That said, making time to get out of town and get away from it all is just as vital to living a healthy and well-rounded life! While there are many places to pick from on the map when it’s time to schedule an amazing getaway experience, those with a heart for scenic shorelines, plenty of sunshine, and proximity to fun at every turn will find everything they’re looking for and more in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Whether you’re headed this way on your own for a one-of-a-kind solo adventure, can’t wait to enjoy well-deserved time with your significant other, or happen to have a family getaway in mind, Cocoa Beach offers up a plethora of activities, landmarks, and attractions that make the voyage well worth your while. Cocoa Beach comes with the unique distinction of being integrated into Florida’s exciting Space Coast, offering up much in the way of education and innovation at every turn. It’s also a place that people come to relax and unwind on sugar-white shorelines, enjoy time on the blue waves or make the most of amazing dining and shopping options that are just as readily available to experience and enjoy.

Just an hour from Orlando and filled with coastal charm, Cocoa Beach is a beautiful place to vacation this summer or fall. When you’re ready to put the finishing touches on a one-of-a-kind itinerary, the following shouldn’t be left off when you’re committed to creating a customized and truly unforgettable stay!

Things to Do While You’re Here: From Piers and Parks to Surf Museums

There are plenty of options for fun to savor and enjoy when you visit Cocoa Beach this summer or fall, but above all, a trip this way deserves plenty of time set aside to make the most of an amazing view! Cocoa Beach is known and loved for its coastal panoramic vistas that provide access to surf, sand, and sun in abundance. One of the best places to take it all in is from a vantage point enjoyed on Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. Found at 401 Meade Avenue, the Cocoa Beach Pier is a particularly inviting and memorable 800-foot expanse that first found itself part of the Cocoa Beach landscape in 1962. Since that time, the Cocoa Beach Pier continues to be a hub for anglers and adventurers of all types. Whether you’re looking to simply stroll along the pier and take in the view or can’t wait to stop into one of the many restaurants and bars that dot this area, it’s a vibrant and simultaneously peaceful place to find yourself that offers up that unique Cocoa Beach vista so many guests can’t wait to capture for themselves.

lori wilson park

For the Cocoa Beach traveler that’s looking to immerse themselves even further into nature’s beauty when visiting Cocoa Beach, a trip to Lori Wilson Park is a must! This scenic and inviting stop is found at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue and is open to the public daily between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Lori Wilson Park is the perfect place to bring a picnic lunch or a beach chair as you settle into the shoreline and watch the waves roll in. A collection of beach pavilions and picnic tables makes it simple to plan time with the family and enjoy an open-air meal while the many trails and boardwalk access make this an ideal place to go for a stroll and spend time bird-watching too. The lush landscape here paired with rolling dunes makes it a photographer’s dream come true while visitors without a camera in hand will find just as much to admire in the way of color, texture, and natural style. The sand is fine, and the surf is gentle at Lori Wilson Park, making it a popular place amongst those trying surfing, boogie boards, or stand-up paddleboard for the very first time too!

If you happen to be on the hunt for an oceanfront park that caters to little ones and offers up a sense of natural beauty perfectly paired with an urban landscape, Sidney Fischer Park will do the trick. Situated at 2200 N. Atlantic Avenue, Sidney Fischer Park offers up impeccable beach access while also providing visitors with plenty of green spaces to enjoy or let the little ones run. This park is home to great playgrounds and also offers plenty of shaded pavilions to enjoy across its 10-acres of land.

When you’ve had your fill of time on the sand or water but could stand to learn a little bit more about on-the-water activities popular in Cocoa Beach, heading over to the Florida Surf Museum is your next itinerary stop. The Florida Surf Museum is found at 4275 N. Atlantic Avenue and opens its doors to the public daily between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The museum is actually located within Ron Jon Surf Shop making it particularly easy to spot! Inside, visitors will find a wide variety of vintage and modern surfboards on display as well as exhibits that showcase the story of surfing and its rise in popularity through the years. It’s a great way to get a better understanding of Florida’s on-the-water culture and find inspiration in the people that brought the sport through the decades to the place of prestige it enjoys today!

Outdoor Adventures in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is a captivating destination known and loved by visitors for its shoreline appeal, but it’s also a great summer or fall destination for the traveler with a heart for exploring on two wheels! If cycling is your preferred mode of transportation not to worry—Cocoa Beach offers up plenty of trails to explore and just as many rental shops if you don’t feel like bringing all of your gear and equipment with you on vacation. Beach Bum Bicycle Sales and Rentals is a great place to start if you’re looking forward to riding your way through a Cocoa Beach stay. Located at 142 N. Orlando Avenue, Beach Bum Bicycle Sales and Rentals offers guests options to pick and choose from traditional bikes as well as a variety of customized beach cruisers that are perfect for taking your exploration right on the sand.

Of course, outdoor recreation doesn’t stop where the sand meets the water. Those with a passion for getting out on the waves will want to be sure to spend at least one day of their stay renting a boat and making the most of time on crystal blue water that surrounds Cocoa Beach too. Wildlife Watersports is a one-stop shop for all things boat rentals in Cocoa Beach and they carry a large inventory of options whether you’re looking for an electric or pontoon boat during your stay. Half or full-day rentals are readily available so guests can always customize their on-the-water adventures.

While some Cocoa Beach summer and fall travelers are perfectly comfortable heading out on the water solo, others are looking for a more guided experience and there are plenty of options for that too. When you’re an angler that could use a refresher, or you’re new to the sport and can’t wait to try for the first time, booking a fishing charter in Cocoa Beach is definitely a highlight of the journey! Consider partnering up with the team at Fin & Fly Fishing Charters while you’re in town. This company specializes in customized charters that take age, ability, and skill level into account at every turn. Alongside knowledgeable guides and with all gear included in the trip, you’ll get a close look at the best places to cast a line, learn about the many species of fish that grace these waters, and have an all-around amazing experience on the waves too!

With so much lush landscape waiting for visitors in Cocoa Beach and weather typically on the sunny side, it makes sense that this is a haven of opportunity for those who enjoy spending time on the green. If you can’t imagine a Cocoa Beach getaway without a round of golf or two included, you’re in luck when you set your travel sights on Cocoa Beach. While there are many options to choose from, the Cocoa Beach Country Club is a good place to start. Book a tee time for an 18-hole experience then be sure to check out the pro shop and country club dining options before you head out on your way.

Family Fun Experiences

Heading to Cocoa Beach with the entire family in tow promises to be an amazing experience and one that everyone is sure to remember for a lifetime. There are a ton of options for family fun in town that incorporate a touch of education, focus on fun, and keep even the shortest attention spans engaged! The first place you should put on your family fun itinerary is the Dinosaur Store. If you happen to have little ones in tow who are fascinated with these prehistoric creatures, this stop is bound to be a hit. Located at 250 W SR 520, The Dinosaur Store is actually a combined store and museum experience that brings these massive creatures to life right before your eyes! Whether you’re interested in seeing a T-Rex replica or can’t wait to learn more about ancient civilizations, this place really has a little bit of it all.


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For the traveling family to Cocoa Beach, that’s trying to entertain kids with a passion for adrenaline-pumping fun, time at the Cocoa Beach Skate Park is a must. Found at 1450 Minutemen Causeway, the Cocoa Beach Skate Park is the perfect place for visitors to put their skills to the test on ramps, rails, or replicated street areas for an added challenge. Even if you don’t skate, it’s fun to come and get inspired by what others put on display at this iconic area stop.

If you’re up for a little friendly competition, time at Lighthouse Cove mini-golf is also a good idea. Situated at 3811 N. Atlantic Avenue, this mini-golf course is open from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm daily, making it a convenient place to fit in anywhere on the itinerary when you could use a whimsical round or two! 18 holes of fun are yours for the enjoying that are dotted throughout water features, hills, lagoons, caves, and more.

Restaurants to Savor in Cocoa Beach

Taking time to explore Cocoa Beach is always exciting but it’s also bound to lead you to work up an appetite. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious areas options to choose from that can help you end the day on a savory note or fuel up for fun ahead. Among them, Coconuts on the Beach is a great choice when you’re looking forward to a meal that pairs a beachfront view with live music and mouthwatering menu options to choose from. If you find yourself in the mood for a fresh and healthy dining option inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, Poke Fin is the place to be. This inviting stop serves up heaping poke bowls complete with Cocoa Beach flair and is known for hosting helpful and friendly service.

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Places to Stay in Cocoa Beach

When you make your way to Cocoa Beach in the name of a great vacation, there is no shortage of options for fun and excitement. For all of the amazing scenery, flavor, and entertainment waiting to be enjoyed knowing you’ve booked accommodations that keep you close to those places you can’t wait to explore can elevate the experience even further! That’s where the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach can help. Our collection of Cocoa Beach condos is designed with a customized stay in mind and can accommodate traveling groups of all types. No matter what design or floorplan fits your preferences, our guests can count on quality and luxury at every single turn. Reach out today to learn more about our many options available across Cocoa Beach and how we can help you start planning our one-of-kind trip. We can’t wait to see you soon in sunny Florida!