Welcome to Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral
Sporty, casual living in the Space Coast sunshine
Whether you're looking for an apartment in a beachside resort building or a bungalow in a quiet neighborhood, you'll find yourself at home in the Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area. And no matter what floats your boat, you'll find it here in this vibrant, friendly community.
What to Love
- Some of the best surfing in Florida
- 135 launches from NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin
- Incredible restaurants and shopping opportunities
The Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area is as exciting or laid back as you want it to be. It's a casual community that magically blends small-town living with a city-like vibe. Many locals describe life at Cocoa Beach like a vacation that never ends; when you're a stone's throw from beaches no matter where you are, and with gorgeous weather year-round, you might as well roll with it.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
There is a ton of local shopping here, but if you're a surfer, you'll be thrilled to know that this is the home and headquarters of the Ron Jon empire. Spend some time at the Ron Jon Surf Shop
for beachwear and accessories or a brand-new board.
Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar
is a great spot to view Port Canaveral while dining on delicious, fresh-caught seafood. You might want to swap out the beach wear for something a bit nicer when you go to Florida's Fresh Grill
or the Fat Snook
, both often reviewed as relaxed, romantic, upscale places to grab a bite before taking an evening stroll on the beach.
Things to Do
When you're in the heart of the Space Coast, you must check out the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
, where you can visit exhibits and learn about the area's exciting aerospace history. Don't forget to put some Cape Canaveral space launches
on your calendar.
Watch a launch from Jetty Park
, or just hang out there to barbecue, camp out, swim at the beach, or admire the cruise ships docked nearby.
Cocoa Beach Pier
is the surfing hotspot for local surf competitions, and the pier itself is a great spot for checking out fun shops and food vendors. Shepard Park
is another launch-watching and surfing haven and home to the annual Ron Jon Beach n' Boards Fest in March.
Rockets aren't the only things keeping your eyes on the sky. Each April, the world-famous Cocoa Beach Air Show draws crowds from around the region. And at Thunder on Cocoa Beach, multi-million-dollar racing boats seem to catch as much air on the surf as they entertain throngs of onlookers from around the world.
The Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area is home to excellent public and private schools, including:
- Cocoa Beach High School
- Cape View Elementary School
- Freedom 7 Elementary