Cocoa Beach Hotels - The jewel of Florida's Space Coast. Nestled between the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon, a unique Florida vacation awaits you. Discover the attraction of experiencing a space launch, visiting Kennedy Space Center or hitting the waves. Tour Cocoa Beach's best hotels, restaurants, and real estate from wherever you happen to be when the desire hits you.
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Just six miles long and one mile wide, Cocoa Beach is popularly known as the surfing capitol of the East Coast. The Banana River is home to a diverse ecosystem and an abundance of indigenous marine and bird life. Cheap Hotels can be found in this beautiful city. Many are similar to Key West Hotels. Cocoa Beach also boasts a host of water sports, abundant shopping, fine dining and luxurious accommodations. Cocoa Beach's finest have been captured here for you to experience through live interactive web cams, 360° virtual images, and informative videos.
Cocoa Beach, located just about an hour away from Orlando Florida, offers many fun activities for a great family filled fun vacation.
Cocoa Beach is a very affordable place to take a vacation with so much to see and do. Not only are you surrounded by the water and sun, there are many other outdoor and indoor activities for families of all ages. Deep sea fishing is a popular sport around the Space Coast area and you will find that parasailing is a wonderful way to enjoy the waters. There are many casino ship tours that are offered as well as several different eco-tours that allow you to see the interesting varieties of wildlife surrounding the area.
Some of the more popular attractions located in Cocoa Beach are the Kennedy Space Center, which allows families to see where the space shuttle is launched, an actual personal shuttle experience in which you can ride in an actual shuttle, and a gallery for viewing the older spacecraft and rockets. The U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is next door to the Kennedy Space Center and is a most interesting place to visit as well. The Hall of Fame is referencing the space astronauts of the past, and allows some hands on experiences in the way the astronauts are trained as well as one being allowed to experience what zero gravity is like!
The Cocoa Beach pier, originally built in 1962, runs a nice long path across the Atlantic and is filled with many shops, eateries, and things to do and see. Fishing is allowed off of the pier or you can simply just go up and watch the people enjoying some fishing waiting for the big catch!
There are many lovely places to stay in the Cocoa Beach area. There are several oceanfront hotels and even places that allow your pets to come along. Hotels are readily available to accommodate your needs; there are several bed and breakfast resorts, inns, and even condos for families wanting more space.
There are plenty of golf courses around for the avid golfer and shopping for mom and the ladies who aren’t interested in golfing. There are skating rinks, movie theatres, and much more for the children.
Close by is Port Canaveral which is the home of the largest casino ships around! Ships have many decks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and slot machines for fun. Visitors on the ships must be 21 years of age to gain entry.
Come enjoy the history of Cocoa Beach, a town that was discovered in June of 1925. The first settlers were actually a slave family that was freed after the war. By 1939, Cocoa Beach was considered growing and had 49 people living there. In 1957, cocoa Beach became a city and a school was built soon thereafter in 1965.
Some things about Cocoa Beach that you may not know is that the 1960s show, I Dream of Jeannie, was actually filmed there when Jeannie was married, and the 2000 film Race to Space was filmed there as well utilizing the Cocoa Beach High School!
The Space Coast Area Transit provides public transportation for Cocoa Beach and the areas around it. Come visit Cocoa Beach where you will find plenty to do and see and enjoy a fun filled family vacation!