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Things to do in Cocoa Beach

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 place to get all your needs met from surfboards boogie board bathing suits T shirts souvenirs you name it they got it”
  • 101 locals recommend
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“You will be less than a mile and a half from this place, we love walking the beach to downtown and having dinner before a moonlit stroll back. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
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“World famous cocoa beach pier where you can grab food and drinks while enjoying the ocean views.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beach front bar with great food (including gator tacos) and drinks. If you're up for it, try the Cat 5 hurricane!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best breakfast/brunch place in town! It gets busy on the weekends though, but it's worth the wait. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 25 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.”
  • 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. ”
  • 19 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!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fun place to explore, especially if you are a dinosaur or alligator lover! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cool little Caribbean restaurant by Cocoa beach. We caught it when they had a live maraca band and a local celebration out front. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Heidi's Jazz Club and the Heidelberg Restaurant are institutions in Cocoa Beach. Heidi's has live jazz from Wednesday through Sunday. Sunday nights is a live jam session, and I'm told by friends that some amazing musicians stop by from time to time. Just a block and a half from the Cottage!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walk or bike here! Funky window-serve ice cream shop for scoops & soft-serve with toppings, plus decadent dessert jars.”
  • 13 locals recommend
City
“Cocoa beach is a great spot for a family beach break. It is within an hour's drive of Orlando attractions and is located about an hour or so south of Daytona Beach, very near Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Beach. Free parking. Showers. Food. Bathrooms. Life Guards. Playground.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“Great place with plenty of parking. They also have a starbucks, light bar restaurants and aquarium at the Shark Pit. They also rent surf boards, bikes etc. and provide surf lessons.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“You will be less than a mile and a half from this place, we love walking the beach to downtown and having dinner before a moonlit stroll back. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
“World famous cocoa beach pier where you can grab food and drinks while enjoying the ocean views.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
“Beach front bar with great food (including gator tacos) and drinks. If you're up for it, try the Cat 5 hurricane!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 25 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.”
  • 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. ”
  • 19 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!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cool little Caribbean restaurant by Cocoa beach. We caught it when they had a live maraca band and a local celebration out front. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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