Sand, Shopping, Sun, and Showers
Kennedy Space Center, The Cocoa Pier, Jetty Park, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, BCC Observatory, Horse Back riding. there are so very many things I can't chose. It is such a beautiful friendly place. It's a idealy located in the middle of things yet such a quiet and relaxed place. I would have to say once again it's just the feeling you get when you are there. Just such a wonderful relaxed yet excited feeling. Never a dull moment.
Swimsuites and Sandals
Water Resistant is you have them. I would also recomend easy to clean Luggage. I give you this warning because sand get's into everything and you dont' want to ruin good luggage pack: shorts, Swimsuites, tank tops, sandals, tennis shoes, hats or sunglasses ( to keep the sun out of your eyes), light pants like windsuit pants, and a poncho or unbrealla ( in the summer they have rain showers almost daily). bring also light sweaters it does get codl at nightespecially on the beach. vinigear (just in case you et stung bye a jellyfish), sun block, aloe vera or sun burn relief cream, lots of lotion ( so you don't dry out). with all the basic toletries all I can say is Water proof cameras. the basic things like towels, unbreallas, coolers ( no glass though) andif you have them boogie booards and surf boards ( you can rent them though.
Another 'Historic' Florida town
This mural is on a building which is now a bank
One of the attractions of Cocoa is this park on the Indian River which is quite visible from the ICW. The playhouse is also an outstanding landmark along with the water tower with an enormous flag painted on it.
The first families arrive in this area around 1860. But when they established a post office in 1882 (at Magnolia Point two miles north) and they wanted to name the town "Indian River City", the name was unacceptable to the U.S. Postal authorities who claimed it was too long for use on a postmark.
"In 1925, the Cocoa Tribune published several accounts, supplied by readers, of the town's naming. A Mrs. Ruby Myers credited Captain R.C. May with the choosing of the name Cocoa at a town meeting in 1884. Those attending the meeting focused on a local product or characteristic feature of the area; e.g., citrus plants and Cedar Key. It was stated that at Captain May's suggestion, the group finally chose for its association with the Cocoa plant. The name was forwarded to Washington, D.C. where it was officially adopted.
"Another version suggests that while a group of citizens were seeking a name for the town, an old woman received inspiration from a box of Baker's Cocoa and her suggestion was adopted. Still another version suggests that along the bank of the Indian River lived an old woman who would supply hot cocoa to the sailors as they traversed the Indian River. As they passed, they would call out "cocoa, cocoa" until the woman supplied them with refreshment. Whatever its origin, by 1884 the name Cocoa had become permanently associated with what was then an infant settlement."
Additional history of Cocoa is on the Cocoa town website