Cocoa Beach is known round the world as one of the United States’ classic beach towns, offering up beautiful white sandy beaches, with sparkling blue waters. In Cocoa Beach, there is indeed something for everyone to enjoy – entertainment, recreation, water sports, shopping, fishing, and dining. On top of that Cocoa Beach delivers the promise of not only the ideal beach tow, but also a perfect location on the picturesque Space Coast that happens to be only an hour drive from the hub that is Orlando and minutes from the world’s second largest port, Port Canaveral.
Cocoa Beach is a wonderful place to vacation, but an even better place to live. Known to be one of Florida’s most affordable vacation spots, the same can be said for becoming a resident. Cocoa Beach is in Brevard County, halfway between Miami and Jacksonville. Brevard County boasts 8,000 miles of waterline as the county extends nearly 70 miles north to south. Cocoa Beach is located on the west side of the barrier island, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Banana River, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Those who chose to make Cocoa Beach home, can find an abundance of homes from the $100s into the millions. Living in Cocoa Beach means abiding along the shores of beautiful white sand beaches, in a wonderful subtropical climate which features year round outdoor activities as well as the arts, top-notch entertainment, and delightful shopping and dining experiences. Residents appreciate the “A” schools of Brevard, as well as state of the art medical facilities and a low cost of living. The region is known for unique seasons – dry (December to May) and wet (June to November).
In addition to pristine beaches perfect for fun in the sun, Cocoa Beach is well known for amazing deep sea fishing as well as exciting surfing competitions. The Cocoa Beach Pier delivers opportunities to shop and dine, or, as expected, reel in the catch of the day. For those who want to get off the beach but stay on the water, eco-tours via kayak or airboat rides are the ticket to exploring the regions exquisite flora and fauna. The Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to see a rocket lift off and learn all about the history of space flight as well as the future of the latest space race.
For history buffs, the region is awash with opportunity amid museums and historic sites. Shopping offers the promise of eclectic Cocoa Beach finds, changing daily. Whenever Cocoa Beach residents venture out, there is much to do, from golf to wind and water sports to some of the best dining on the east coast – casual or elegant, on the beach, on the river, or in town. When night falls, Cocoa Beach comes alive with nightlife that offers every genre from cool jazz to beach music. And if that’s not enough, Cocoa Beach is home to extensive events from surf competitions, fishing contests, golf tournaments, art shows, marathons, and street festivals.
Of course, across the bridge to the mainland, there is more to enjoy including a vast array of galleries, museums, shopping, and fine dining, not to mention the incredible Brevard Zoo, the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse and Space Coast Stadium (the home of the Milwaukee Brewers’ affiliate the Brevard County Manatees and the Washington Nationals’ spring training camp).
There is always something fresh and new to do in Cocoa Beach where life is like a year round vacation! Are you ready to make the move?