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Located just a short drive from the thrilling attractions of Orlando, Cocoa Beach is the quintessential beach town.
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Here are a few of our most popular Cocoa Beach resorts:

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    Cocoa / Canaveral via Orlando

    Residence Inn by Marriott Melbourne

    Situated between I-95 and Melbourne Beaches on Florida's Space Coast, and is just a short distance from Historic Downtown Melbourne and the Kennedy Space Center.

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    Cocoa / Canaveral via Orlando

    Candlewood Suites MELBOURNE/VIERA

    Offering exceptional service and stylish suites for your short-term or extended stay.

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    Cocoa / Canaveral via Orlando

    Hilton Melbourne, FL

    Enjoy onsite tennis, basketball, swimming in the large all-weather pool, or relaxing in the whirlpool.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach, FL

  • People enjoting Kayak Tour

    Stand-up Paddleboard with Manatees

    Enjoy Paddling, standing or sitting within a manatee wildlife refuge and observing these giants during 2-hour with a guide. This unique Florida experience will sure to be the highlight of your vacation and will you make smile every time you recall this magical manatee moment.
  • Family at Coca-Cola Orlando

    The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

    Admire aerial views of Orlando and beyond from the East Coast's tallest observation wheel, The Coca-Cola® Orlando Eye. You’ll soar 400 feet (120 meters) into the sky in a clear capsule, taking in 360-degree views of the city and Central Florida landscape, including lakes, theme parks and even the Atlantic coast on a clear day.
  • Titanic dinner show

    Titanic The Artifact Exhibition Dinner

    At this one of a kind dinner, you are a participant in one of the most famous dinner parties in history, celebrating the retirement of Titanic's Legendary Captain E. J. Smith. Interact with some of Titanic's most notable passengers and luminaries as you experience a sumptuous three-course meal and are treated to a "night to remember".

Family activities in Cocoa Beach, FL

  • Kennedy Space Center

    Kennedy Space Center Day Trip

    Take a day trip that is out of this world and visit the Kennedy Space Center. Jet to the moon and back on a simulated virtual flight, one of Florida’s most popular attractions! Tour the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the NASA facility. Research launch times to experience a live rocket launch from Elon Musk’s private aerospace company Space-X as the company attempts to perfect reusable rockets in hopes of making crewed flights to Mars a soon-to-be reality. Otherwise, take the Shuttle Launch Experience to get up close with the rockets. Launch a stellar Space Coast vacation package with Southwest Vacations.
  • Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

    We are going to go out on a limb and say the Westgate Pier is a must-see destination in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This historic 1960s landmark is an 800-foot restored wooden pier that offers an incredible ocean view, with shops, restaurants, bars, live entertainment, fishing equipment rentals, beach rentals, and a world-class wedding venue. Walkout 800 feet across the Atlantic Ocean, breathe in the salt air, soak up the Florida sunshine, close your eyes, and listen to the waves. Instantly feel waves of vacation relaxation wash away any unwanted baggage from stress or anxiety.
  • Cocoa Beach

    This long stretch of white sand beach is home to the historic 1960’s restored wooden landmark, the Westgate Pier with shops, restaurants, and rentals. While the beach stretches for miles offering regulation beach volleyball courts, surfing, swimming, rolling waves, and peaceful scenes. The beach is home to four ocean-front parks, each with ample parking, Alan Shepard Park, Lori Wilson Park (with a dog park), Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park, and Sidney Fisher Park. Each park has something different to offer visitors.

Nightlife & Entertainment in Cocoa Beach, FL

  • Fine dining

    A quintessential beach town may not be your first thought when looking for a hive of sophisticated culinary destinations, but when it comes to Cocoa Beach, Florida, think again! From boundless fresh and incredible seafood choices like Florida’s Fresh Grill, Fat Kahuna’s Beach Side Grill, The Fat Snook, The Tiny Turtle, the list is virtually bottomless. Fine dining winners include Italian morsels at Papa Vito’s and French culinary craft at Cafe Margaux. Beachside Grill & Deli, Pita Paradise, provide the tastier side of inexpensive to keep your vacation budget in check. Beer lovers won’t want to forget Coasters Taphouse!
  • Club/dancing

    When searching for dance clubs in Cocoa Beach, Google quickly corrects your query to “dance clubs NEAR Cocoa Beach.” Skip on over to Orlando as the EDM spot d’ jour seems to be Attic Orlando, you can hear the bass from here. Put a seashell to your ear, and you’ll hear the siren call of GILT Nightclub with TEN bars, two dancefloors, and mixologists of both varieties droppin’ science. (That means DJ’s and bartenders, each doing their thing.) Drop the needle on a Cocoa Beach vacation package with Southwest Vacations for flight and hotel deals and watch the price drop!
  • Out on the town

    Dog & Bone British Pub, Paddy Cassidy’s Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach Brewing Company, and Coasters Taphouse each have lots to offer for beer and bites. Orlando’s ICEbar provides a unique experience where you might like to cool off after a day at the beach, at the bar made out of ICE! One80 Skytop Lounge for cool Atlantic breezes to go with your Seabreeze under a starry night sky. If pounding techno beats make you jittery, then head to Hiedi’s Jazz Club, where you can jitterbug instead.

Located just a short drive from the thrilling attractions of Orlando, Cocoa Beach is the quintessential beach town. Relax on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy a deep sea fishing excursion, book a eco-tour adventure, or get up close and personal with Florida wildlife. Check out the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum, Brevard Museum of History, or watch a rocket liftoff at Kennedy Space Center. Your Cocoa Beach vacation package can be an ideal blend of beach days and theme park thrills, with beachside accommodations perfect for waking up to a spectacular sunrise. Your Cocoa Beach vacation package is only a click away.