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When you’re excited to swap the daily routine for a well-earned vacation, Cocoa Beach is always a great place to land. Especially when you have your family at your side! The following are just a few of the many Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Cocoa Beach, FL to add to your itinerary when you’re looking to make the most of the fun together this summer.

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Get into Nature at Sidney Fischer Park

When you’re a traveling family with sights set on scenic Cocoa Beach, Florida this summer, making time to get into nature by visiting Sidney Fischer Park is something everyone will enjoy! Located at 2200 N. Atlantic Avenue, Sidney Fischer Park is a pristine place to kick back in style. In total, the park has 10 acres of land and offers up a seaside setting that promises to thrill. Here, it’s entirely possible to customize your day according to everyone in your traveling crew’s preferences. There are options to get in the water, spend time on the playground or serve up a savory bite in the pavilion for a picnic. Sidney Fischer Park also has a lovely boardwalk to stroll when you’re hoping to take in the sites or have a love for bird watching.

Check Out the Dinosaur Store

Those heading to Cocoa Beach with little ones in tow who are fascinated by everything prehistoric will find adding a stop at the local Dinosaur Store to the itinerary to be a highlight activity. This iconic Cocoa Beach stop is located at 250 W Cocoa Beach Causeway and offers visitors two floors of dinosaur-themed exhibits and displays to enjoy! Step into the past when you step into this fun stop which sprawls over more than 26,000 square feet of museum space. Along the way, you and your family will learn a lot not only about these incredible prehistoric creatures, but the ancient human cultures that existed in their wake. The Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach first opened its doors to the public in 2017 and continues to capture minds and imaginations with every visit. It’s a wonderful addition to the itinerary if you happen to find yourself in Cocoa Beach on a rainy summer afternoon as well. The exhibit halls are sure to fascinate, and you won’t want to miss swinging through the gift shop before you go to commemorate your fun with a unique souvenir.

Sail the Indian River Queen

When you’re looking to get on the water in style, booking a sail on the Indian River Queen in nearby Cocoa is bound to be a great option for the entire family. This historic vessel is docked downtown at 90 Delannoy Avenue and provides passengers with three decks to explore during their sightseeing adventure. There are all types of sailing options to choose from when you book your place ranging from dinner cruises with a show included to scenic sightseeing options as well. This 2-hour cruise brings old-time elegance into the mix but provides plenty of space to stretch out and explore as well. On the way, you’re likely to spot everything from dolphins and sea birds to manatees! Onboard guides provide insight into the area’s history while you sail, making this an excursion that promises to be as educational as it is fun!

Make time for the Shoreline

There’s nothing better than a beach day when you and your family make your way to this part of Florida together. Cocoa Beach is known and loved for its scenic shorelines that are ideal for sunbathing, sandcastle building, shelling, and volleyball alike! Mid-summer, the beach here is filled with a vibrant energy that brings travelers of all types to the water’s edge. When you’re looking to cool off, Cocoa Beach is a wonderful place to get in the water and go for a swim, snorkel, or even try some surfing if you’re up for it. Making the most of a summer picnic on the sand is always a delight while those looking for scenic photo opportunities will find no shortage of options for the right angle and background when visiting these inviting beaches.

Swing by Ice Cream Hut Cocoa Beach

Top off your summer adventure in savory style by making time for a trip to Ice Cream Hut Cocoa Beach while you’re in town. This delicious eatery is located at 1399 N Atlantic Avenue and is open from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday, noon until 11:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and noon until 10:00 pm on Sundays. Offering up extreme milkshakes and donut sundaes as well as a wide variety of dairy and sugar-free ice cream flavors, there’s bound to be something tasty for everyone here!

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Book Your Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Cocoa Beach, FL Today!

There’s never been a better time to make your way to sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida with the family. Reach out to Stay in Cocoa Beach today so we can help you get settled in just the right vacation rental to match your amazing getaway! We look forward to seeing you in Florida soon.

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 for a Springtime Picnic in Cocoa Beach, FL 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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