Cocoa Beach can be accessed by several roads: Florida routes 520 & 528 cross the Indian River and Merritt Island from Interstate 95; A1A parallels the coast and provides access from the south. Cocoa Beach is on the water, so access by water is also possible.
Space Coast Area Transit is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.25 per ride, or $35 for a monthly pass.
Sterling Casino Lines, 180 Jetty Drive, Ph: (800) 765-5711. Go out for night on the water on Sterling. Ages 18+.
Schooner Sails, Inc., 670 Glen Cheek Dr., +1 321-783-5274. This is a kind of tourist attraction, but it's nice. It's like a historic sail around the Space Coast, and you can get special reserved rides for weddings, birthdays, etc.
The Corner, Inc., 112 Dixie Ln, +1 321-783-8287. One of a kind piercing parlor, exceeds OSHA standards, open till 12AM on weekdays, wonderful reputation, amazing artwork by Michelle and Rob.
Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Ave, . Restaurants, Bars, Gift Shops, and Fishing. Sport equipment can be rented here, as well.
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing Charters, 800 Scallop Dr, 1-321-848-2662. . Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Sportfishing, Trolling and Bottom Fishing. Children Welcome.
A1A Beach Rentals, 6811 N Atlantic Ave, ☎ 321-505-7455, . 7 days a week.. Beach and watersports rental and tour provider serving the greater Cocoa Beach area. Surfboard rental and lessons, paddleboard rental and lessons, kayak rental and tours, bike rental, surf fishing equipment, resort rentals including chairs, umbrellas, wheeled carts and more. And they deliver your gear direct to you, saving you time and hassle. Activities include kayak fishing, manatee excursions, surf fishing, beach cycling, Port Canaverl shore excursions, flats fishing.edit
Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Cswy, ☎ 321-452-3270, . edit
Ron Jon's Surf Shop, 4151 N. Atlantic Ave, ☎ +1-321-799-8888, . "One of a kind!" This is the place to be to meet some locals, check out a few boards, and even get some clothes and keepsakes for others.edit
Abitino's Italian. This is a fabulous restaurant right off the beach that serves pizza and pasta. Moderately priced, pizza by the slice.edit
Azteca two Mexican rest, 1600 N Atlantic Ave (Inside the resort on cocoa beach), ☎ 321-784-1188. Mexican foodedit
Barrier Jacks, 410 N Atlantic Ave, ☎ +1-321-784-8590. Quite a surprising little restaurant, serving a variety of great food at reasonable prices. Seafood, Mexican, BBQ, and more.edit
Florida's Seafood Bar & Grill, 480 West Cocoa Beach Cswy, ☎ 321-784-0892, . Serves big shrimp, regular shrimp, rock shrimp, lobsters, snow crabs, scallops, and for those who don't like their food swimming before they eat it, steak, prime rib and chicken are also offered. Also serves fresh oysters, prepared in over a dozen different ways.edit
Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, 2200 South Orlando Avenue, ☎ +1-407-783-1350. Really good seafood, decent service, moderately priced food ($12-$20) Make sure to sit by the windows, to get the view.edit
Roberto's Little Havana, 26 N Orlando Ave (On A!A just north of downtown Cocoa Beach), . onday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.. The staff is friendly, the seating is open and comfortable and the service is lightning quick...most important, the food is GREAT, particularly the Bistec a la Milanesa, Tres Leches, Tropical Cerveza (brewed in Melbourne) and the maduros are nice. Prices are very reasonable and kids are welcome and treated well. Kids menu is good.reasonable. edit
Tokyo Japanese Steak House, 5840 North Atlantic Avenue, ☎ +1-407-799-0058. A family-owned Japanese steak house, and the family has a lot of personality. Each cook comes out and cooks in front of you, doing tricks like making volcanoes out of onions, and performing fire tricks. Choose two meats from: shrimp, steak, and chicken, comes with rice and sauces.edit
Doubletree Cocoa Beach Ocean Front Hotel, 2080 N Atlantic Avenue, ☎ 321-783-9222, . This hotel features newly renovated guest rooms and suites - each with an ocean view.edit
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 N Atlantic Avenue, ☎ 1-321-799-0003, . This beachfront hotel is located just steps from a long stretch of sandy beach and conveniently nestled 6 miles from Port Canaveral (Florida's 2nd largest cruise port), near Kennedy Space Center, and less than an hour from popular Orlando theme parks. Offering 296 spacious guest rooms and suites featuring high-speed internet access and complimentary HBO on flat-screen TVs. Hotel activities include surfing lessons, boogie board and surf board rentals, on-site pool fun, and a 10, 000 sq. ft. oceanfront pool deck with seasonal entertainment. Nearby activities include golf, tennis, deep-sea fishing, and more.edit
Las Olas Beach Club of Cocoa Beach, 5100 Ocean Beach Blvd, ☎ 321-784-2706, . The same family management and hospitality have prevailed since opening in 1988. Accommodations are one, two and three bedroom fully furnished condominiums ranging in size from 1500+ to 1700+ sq.ft., some with oceanfront views and some with poolside views. All units have two bathrooms, full kitchen, large private balcony, washer/dryer, 2-3 televisions, DVD/VCR, Roman soak tubs, free wireless internet, and on-site management.edit
Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort, 1000 Shorewood Drive, ☎ (321) 784-4922, . edit
South Beach Inn, 1701 S. Atlantic Ave, ☎ 800-297-1889, . Offers oceanfront pet and family friendly suites with fully equipped kitchens, walk in closets, and comfortable queen size beds. Outdoor patio & grills available for guest use.$90-$160. edit
Cape Canaveral is home to Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Air Force Base.
Port Canaveral is the home base to many cruise ships, including ships of the Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival Cruise lines. There are also seafood restaurants at the port. Nice place to watch the giant ships, smaller craft, and sea birds.
The Canaveral Lock allows boats to travel from the Atlantic/Port Canaveral to the Indian River. It's a little hard to locate, but visitors can watch small boats as they are lifted a small amount to compensate for tidal differences between ocean and river. Free.
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