Jet Off to the Space Coast for the Adventure of a Lifetime!

For those looking at taking vacations near me, the best spot right now is Cocoa Beach. The reasons why you should leave your boring, jam-packed life and head over here are almost endless. This gorgeous vacation destination is super awesome and has lots to offer. So, log out and start packing!

Many tourists say that Cocoa Beach is IT – the best place to spend time if you are looking to get away from it all.

Playful Parks

You will find three public parks, the Lori Wilson Park, the Sidney Fischer Park, and the Alan Shepard Park, right on the beach. You can spend hours on their golden sand and if you don’t want to lug stuff around, there are plenty of vendors selling umbrellas and lounges.

This place is a surfer’s delight! Many avid surfers prefer surfing by the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. If surf fishing is your game, try your luck on the north side of the pier as the south side is always a bit busy.

Once you have built up an appetite after riding the waves, you can eat to your heart’s (and tummy’s) fill at any of the five restaurants on the pier, which also include the famous beach bar, Rikki Tiki Tavern.

Your other eating options are the Fat Kahuna’s Beach Side Grille, which offers super scrumptious shark tacos, or Coconuts on the Beach which has yummy delicacies like sweet potato fries, fish tacos, and Fish Rueben, and more.

Shopper’s Paradise

Vacations to Cocoa Beach, FL, are incomplete without a visit to the iconic Ron Jon Surf Shop which is the world’s biggest surf shop. It is spread out in over 50 thousand square feet and is open round the clock. You will get everything under the sun related to the beach lifestyle here, like surfboards, clothes, bikinis, and more.

Do visit even if you don’t want to shop as it has flowing waterfalls, glass elevators, and fish tanks which are worth taking a look at.

‘Kool’ Kayaking

You can have an adventurous kayaking experience at the Thousand Islands where you will be able to encounter dolphins and manatees, along with many sightings of gorgeous birds. The Ramp Road Park allows kayakers to access the Indian River Lagoon which has a beautiful trail through a mangrove forest!

If you are up to it, there are nighttime kayak tours too! The waters of the Indian River Lagoon are home to a relative of jellyfish called comb jellies, which come out during the cooler months. It appears as if they are glowing in the water when you paddle through. Many kayakers call this unique experience not to be missed, once a lifetime one.

And of course, the best experience of all is to watch a spacecraft jetting off to the skies. You can watch launches from the Kennedy Space Center from anywhere on the beach, though some people say that the best spot is the Jetty Park Beach and Pier at Cape Canaveral.