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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Board Shop
“Great surf apparel huge store , lots of hip shopping . Good if you are planning to go to space coast for tour”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bar
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“Laid back beach bar, actually on the beach too! Great location, people watching and live music. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's a local place with a great view! You must go out to the end and relax at Rikki Tikki bar and watch the waves and surfers. It is an amazing and relaxing place. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
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“Happy hour starts at 3pm and the place jumps all night. Themed events like karaoke on Tuesday nights, live bands, sushi on Sunday, etc. Crowd is 20-30 somethings. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is right next door to the Blue Wave Beach Cottage! Simply Delicious is a charming little restaurant with good food. It's popular with locals and tourists so there can be a wait to get in, but you can always order to go and walk back next door with your goods! The pies are fantastic.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Great organic coffee and tasty deserts! And you can sip and watch surf movies at the same time. Super neat place with lots of interesting seating areas. They also serve healthy snacks! Less than a block from the Cottage on the other side of the street.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite for not only their coffee but their fantastic menu, which includes all-natural fruit smoothies, bagel sandwiches, breakfast wraps, Panini sandwiches, soups and salads.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Tiny little restaurant with an exquisite menu, truly world class with an equally amazing tab .. but oh so worth it. Fine dining, fine atmosphere, sophisticated waite staff, sophisticated menu. By all means, have your way!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Feed and Hold gators and other exotic animals. Newly added electric go-cart ride over the golf course”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“It is in the south Cocoa Beach Publix center, but is a wonderful restaurant! Great drinks, great seafood, for families or for a special night out. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Pricey, but a great place for healthy, organic, local food. They also have unique local gifts.”
  • 13 locals recommend
City
“Cocoa Beach is a Florida city south of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It’s a gateway to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which has rockets and iconic artifacts. The city is known for its beach and surf breaks. Inside a surf shop, the Florida Surf Museum traces the sport’s local history. Nearby Cocoa Beach Pier has eateries and shops. The maritime forest at oceanfront Lori Wilson Park attracts bird life.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fat Kahunas Beachside Grille offers dishes to delight any appetite. From sushi to burgers and seafood specialties, they have it all and more!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Aerial obstacle courses for all ages and levels of ability, suspended by a zip line. Lots of fun! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving flavorful, Caribbean infused food-truck style food in downtown Cocoa Beach. Locals love this place and would be the ideal setting after catching a few waves.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fun place to explore, especially if you are a dinosaur or alligator lover! ”
  • 17 locals recommend