Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach
4.5
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Stroll the miles of powdery sand covered at Cocoa Beach and surf the crashing waves—there are lifeguards on duty watching over you while you’re in the water. Also, you can paddle kayaks in and around the mangrove islands and experience the Banana River with a dolphin tour or a sunset cruise. The pier is a popular destination with a range of dining options and shopping opportunities. Rent a bike and cycle around town to discover even more local gems. With Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center located nearby, Cocoa Beach is a great place to watch a shuttle launch. – Tripadvisor
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  • belinda m
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom542 contributions
    Fun in the sun
    Only an hour from Orlando if the traffic is kind, to get away from the parks for a day head to the beach. Boardwalk and pier with shops, food and drink with an end of pier tiki bar. Chairs and umbrellas to hire, close to toilets and a fully surf life guarded beach.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Michele S
    Holden, Maine7 contributions
    Coco Beach is beautiful!
    Great beach, great sand, great walking, great swimming. We got dropped off at the Ron Jon surf shop and walked down the road from there to the beach area. If going this way you will find a public parking area with a changing place. It has bathrooms, place to change and a foot wash area. We enjoyed several hours on the beach with swimming, walking and just hanging out. Make sure to check out the sandbar when you leave. It is a bar/restaurant not too far from the public parking that has great food and drinks.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Tanya S
    Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
    Memorable Beach Days!
    Visited on a Monday and Wednesday in May, beautiful beach with strong waves and great overall peaceful atmosphere. Not crowded and so convenient to have chair and umbrella rentals right at Lori Wilson park. The sand is not as white as Miami or other South destinations but the darker sand gave it it's own special charm. We did not eat at RikiTiki tavern as it was too busy but the views from there are spectacular.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 May 2023
  • LBrand22
    Merritt Island, Florida139 contributions
    The beach is cleaner and wider than I've ever seen it
    Walked the beach last week with my girlfriend. I've lived here since 1983 and was so happy to see how clean and wide the beach is now. We went on a weekday morning (8-9am) and were not alone, but it was not crowded. We walked up to our calves in the water and had a good aerobic workout. Thank you Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral for keeping our beach fabulous.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • AgateJoe
    179 contributions
    Nice beach
    With the dark colored sand, I can see why they call it Cocoa Beach. We were there at the end of January so the beach wasn’t too crowded and the water was fairly cool. Lots of small shells for anyone who wants to collect a few. We noticed a couple of Man of Wars had washed up on the beach so you might want to make sure to keep an eye on small kids so they don’t go poking at them. Lots of people fish here and we saw someone catch a Bonnethead shark. Overall, a nice beach to walk along and watch the waves come crashing in.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 February 2024
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AgateJoe
Saint Paul, Minnesota179 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
With the dark colored sand, I can see why they call it Cocoa Beach. We were there at the end of January so the beach wasn’t too crowded and the water was fairly cool. Lots of small shells for anyone who wants to collect a few. We noticed a couple of Man of Wars had washed up on the beach so you might want to make sure to keep an eye on small kids so they don’t go poking at them. Lots of people fish here and we saw someone catch a Bonnethead shark. Overall, a nice beach to walk along and watch the waves come crashing in.
Written 20 February 2024
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AlreadyPacked
34 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Similar opinion as previously posted -
There is NOT a lot to do here besides enjoy the beach. So make sure the weather permits being able to soak up the sand with your toes in the sand. Otherwise, it could be a very boring trip.
Kennedy Space Center is nearby..
And the Zoo in Melbourne is well worth the drive.

Also note: Restaurant choices are limited.
Written 19 December 2023
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Vivianna V
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
The experience was 5 stars until we saw a TURD swimming in ocean we got out of the water and it came to shore and a teenage girl started to PLAY with it.🤨
Written 9 December 2023
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Natalie Starling-Booth
Birmingham, UK978 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing beach, one of the best we have seen along the Florida coast.

Whilst we were in the area, SpaceX launched Falcon 9 during the early hours of the morning and we watched the launch from the beach which was so magical and something we unexpected to see whilst we was in the area.

This beach is a definite go to.
Written 8 October 2023
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Brandi M
48 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Very crowded, beach had a lot of garbage on it. Not use to this from the previous years visited. However, it was very pretty.
Written 21 August 2023
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April R
Cocoa Beach, FL3 contributions
Jul 2023
parasailing, deep sea fishing, kayaking through the mangrove tunnels. all amazing. had an excellent time at the beach! very nice town.
Written 30 July 2023
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Jalena C
17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Great place for a family or friends vacation. Clean beaches, friendly smiles, many dining options, great services and some of the best things to do in a beautiful wildlife area.
Written 21 July 2023
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Sam W
Fort Worth, TX433 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The grayish sand doesn't make it as pretty as some others, but there is TONS of room and the waves for this area of Florida are really nice.
Written 19 July 2023
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Kerry S
5 contributions
Jun 2023
We were in Orlando for the AAU National Gymnastics meet. We didn’t want to do Disney or Universal because it was so hot and busy. We had a short drive to Cocoa Beach and spent a wonderful day there. Our friends had an AirBNB so the beach was private. We could easily see the space center from the beach. The beach wasn’t crowded at all, the water was warm, and the beach was super clean!
Written 10 July 2023
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LBrand22
Merritt Island, FL139 contributions
Jun 2023
Walked the beach last week with my girlfriend. I've lived here since 1983 and was so happy to see how clean and wide the beach is now. We went on a weekday morning (8-9am) and were not alone, but it was not crowded. We walked up to our calves in the water and had a good aerobic workout. Thank you Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral for keeping our beach fabulous.
Written 5 July 2023
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