Cocoa Beach Things to Do

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    Ultimate Parasailing Adventure

    by MisirluX3 Written Feb 19, 2009

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    Going parasailing has been on my bucket list for years. I finally got the chance to do it last summer with Cocoa Beach Parasail and absolutely loved it. Though a bit hesitant in the beginning my grandkids talked me into doing the highest flight they offer. The 800ft. I'm glad I did because since I was up higher I got to see the Kennedy Space Center and more of the coast. We also got to dolphins below us. I thought it was going to be scary but it was actually very relaxing and just plain beautiful. Captain Rusty and his mate did a great job on board. Made everyone feel very at ease. They even played great music. Nothing like listening to Jimmy Buffet while having the time of your life. I would highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do while in the Space Coast.

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  • Cocoa Beach Offshore Fishing

    by CBSportfishing Written Jan 20, 2008
    My first sailfish!
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    Capt Tim and Capt Beau.Wanted To Say hi. Our Party Had a Kick Ass Time and Already For Next year after telling Our Stories and Showing Pictures we will probably be needing 2 or 3 boats lol. I have the pictures Of The Sail Fish as well as Others. If you could please Give me an Email and i will be more than Happy To Send Them. Thanks For The Great Time and Excellent Service and Effort Yall Put into Showing Us Such Fun. Thanks For Everything ... Charlie !!!!!!!!!!

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    lori wilson park

    by doug48 Written Nov 3, 2007

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    lori wilson park

    located on the beach in central cocoa beach lori wilson park is a small natural oasis in the middle of town. they offer nature trails, swimming, surfing, and fishing. there is a large parking lot for beach access.

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    cocoa beach pier

    by doug48 Written Nov 3, 2007

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    cocoa beach pier

    located in central cocoa beach is the cocoa beach pier. built in 1962 the pier offers fishing, bars, restaurants, gift shops and live entertainment. next to the pier is a parking lot to access the beach.

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    jetty park

    by doug48 Written Nov 3, 2007

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    jetty park

    located 5 miles north of cocoa beach is jetty park. jetty park offers camping, fishing, surfing, and swiming on the atlantic ocean. jetty park is also the best spot to watch rocket launches in cocoa beach. for camping reservations call 321-783-7111.

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    the beach

    by doug48 Written Nov 3, 2007

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    surf's up

    most people come to cocoa beach to fish, surf, and swim it's beautiful beach. access to the beach is liminted so it is best to park in one of cocoa beach's city parks. also you can go about 5 miles south of cocoa beach to patrick airforce base where there is a large beach parking area.

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    ron jon surf shop

    by doug48 Written Nov 3, 2007

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    ron jon surf shop

    ron jon surf shop is far and away the biggest tourist attraction in cocoa beach. founded by ron dimenna in 1963 ron jon's began as a small surf board shop and has expanded over the years into a multi million dollar multi state retail enterprise. located at the intersection of A1A and SR520 ron jon's now has over 52,000 square feet of retail space. they sell casual clothing, swimwear, souvenirs, and of course surf boards. they have other locations in florida, california, new jersey, and south carolina. visit their website to learn more about the interesting history of this retail chain. open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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    Historic downtown Melbourne

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Nov 13, 2006

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    A great way to spend a lazy Saturday...or any other day except Sunday (as most, not all, shops here are closed on Sunday). Not a ton of shops, but plenty to see. Some interesting clothing stores (forget the mall!), a small shoe store, a great Kids shop (The Baby Patch), restaurants (my personal favorite is the Island Pasta Company), all sorts of antique & curios shops, a fantastic little Spiritaul Shop (Creative Energy), etc.

    Also ~ if you are a Christmas fanatic, like me, then visit the Christmas Cottage (1002 E. New Haven Ave.)...an enormous array of ornaments, wreaths, Chrismas Villages, mangers, etc. ~ a dizzying array of all things Christmas. A must-see, even of you are a scrouge.

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    Surfing

    by happydance Written Oct 3, 2006

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    I was terrified of the Ocean, but I really wanted to learn how to surf, I thought it would be best to confront my fear head on. The surfing instructors were really cool and before we went to the beach, we talked about ocean and water safety, stuff like how rip tides are formed, and how to get out of one. We talked about marine life and surfing etiquette.
    Then we went through basic techniques like, paddling ands standing on a soft surfboard.
    I felt ready when we got to the beach and I had by far the best day learning how to surf.

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    Great little Zoo (not far from Cocoa Beach)

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Sep 26, 2006

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    The Brevard Zoo is actually located in Melbourne, a short drive from the Cocoa Beach area. A very impressive little zoo ~ reminded me of Central Park Zoo in that it is a small but very well developed and well-kept zoo. A lazy boardwalk winds through the zoo, bringing you up close and personal to a wide variety of animals...and offers a good amount of shade, a welcome relief from the heat.

    There is something here for everyone. For the older children & adults, you can kayak through the park. Their website is very comprehensive and informative.

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  • Pier Over the Atlantic with View of Cape Canaveral

    by Foriano Updated Apr 7, 2006
    From the Beach to the Pier

    In Florida one of the experiences that always draws us is the fishing piers that are built out into the ocean. Cocoa Beach has that sensational surfing culture, but you can also go out to the end of the pier and view Cape Canaveral in the distance. Far out on the horizon we viewed an anchored sea vessel. Further down the beach were the two most popular local beach bars, and after spending part of the afternoon there, we drove the short distance to the pier.

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    The Merritt Island National Park

    by GUYON Written Apr 1, 2006

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    We did a tour on the Indian River between Cape Canaveral and the mainland.
    It began at 10:30AM but we must be there 30 min later. The tour lasted 90min.
    We saw the natural life and especially the birds which are living there, at the shadow of the rockets.
    We were the only customers on the boat and we had fortunately an American friend with us to help us to understand the comments of the guide who can't be caught out.

    Open Monday - Saturday from 10:30 - 1:30PM
    Price : 20$ (senior 18$)

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    The Kennedy Space Center

    by GUYON Written Apr 1, 2006

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    We already visited the Houston Space Center, it remained to go the launch base in the Kennedy Space Center.
    The center is made especially to the children but the adults can be facsinated by the visit.
    There were several films : "The dream is alive" (40 min) with marvellous pictures shot from the moon and the space, "Space Station" (45 min) which shows the construction of a rocket, "Robot Scouts" (20 min) : life of the robots in the far explorations, "Quest for life" (20 min) : are we alone in the universe ?
    There are also some exibits : Early Space Exploration : story of the first flights; "Exploration of the New Millenium" : what will be the future ?
    The main attraction is the Bus Tour (each 15 min) : it lasts 2 hours. It brought us to some exibit buildings and we were able to see the equipements and above all the huge Vehicle Assembly building in which the parts of the rockets are put together. It is one of the largest building in the World.

    Open daily : 9AM - 5:30PM (the bus tour stops at 2:15PM)
    Price : 35$ (adult) and we do not find coupons to have reduction.

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    Cocoa Village

    by GUYON Written Mar 26, 2006

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    Brevard Street
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    During our stay in February 2006, the weather was exceptionally cold (65°F) and we left the beach to visit Cocoa Village which was on the mainland. It is a cute little town which looks like to Cocconut Grove.
    Some quaint shops (clothes, craft, art) and restaurants.

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    Cocoa Beach Pier

    by GUYON Updated Mar 26, 2006

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    The Pier entrance
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    Put on 270 pilings, the Pier is a Cocoa Beach night life place. It is the place to eat and to drink facing the ocean.
    But we are certainly blase and we were disappointed. So we did not stay a long and we went to take an ice cream elsewhere.

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