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Casi V
Chardon, OH204 contributions
It was so great for my 11 yo daughter to be able to surf this world-famous beach. The waves were just right and it was a welcomed change for her to be able to walk her board out versus having to swim to the far waves forming. It was also great to have other surfers around with whom she could surf, but my favorite part was the lifeguard shack within yards. They were super attentive, and called everyone out of the water for 30 mins with a shark sighting, which was comforting. The sand is clean and powdery and there are free umbrellas and chairs available. Downside, one must don a mask just to use the restrooms. Great food and shops available right on the pier. It was a great time experiencing this historic site. Parking was $10 and the travel company will pounce on you walking onto the beach to try to sell you a timeshare, but they're friendly enough to wave off. Parking shack attendant was friendly as well. If you get there early you might score a spot on the road for $2.50/hr, which is cheaper if you're not staying long. There are also boards for rent, but we rented one from Ron Jon.
Written November 18, 2020
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Ron M
St. Catharines, Canada193 contributions
This is our fourth year holidaying in Cocoa Beach after 10 years on the Gulf side from Treasure Island to Venice. It was great there but becoming too busy and expensive. Here we can stay at an oceanfront condo for two months for the equivalent cost of one month on the Gulf. This area is also quite once you step way from A1Aand even then I can ride my bike on the bike lane from Port Canaveral to Melbourne Beach and yell at only a few cars to get out of my lane. You can walk on the beach for the same distance obviously driving to one of the many parks along the way to try new sections. I also love kayaking the Thousand Island park starting from Ramp Road Park and doing it on your own or going on a group kayak tour to see waterfowl,
flying fish and dolphins and manatee all of which I have seen myself.
For food lovers like ourselves you can walk to great restaurants or drive short distances. Many restaurants have water views too.
We are bringing our grandkids for a visit too.
Written March 9, 2020
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Laurie J
Kansas9 contributions
Family
We enjoyed Cocoa Beach! It wasn't very busy at the beginning of June. It was clean and fun to play in the waves. We found a spot to hang out about 1/2 mile north of the pier and a small public parking lot by searching on Google and Trip advisor. Parking at the Pier was $20. 😐
Talked to one of the locals that told us not many locals go to the pier much anymore bc a big development company bought it or the area around it. They didn't like all the changes. We didn't spend anytime at the Pier, it was all about the ocean for us!
Written June 13, 2022
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Explore151498
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Family
All my daughter wanted to do was go to the beach. My husband drove her there so she could go in the water. when they returned to our hotel she said she had to get in the shower right away. All it took was one look at her to see she had red stuff in her hair. She has very long blonde hair. She said that the water was full of red stuff floating in it. I asked both of them why they didn't get out and they said because there were people in the water. I was a bit furious because water should not have red stuff floating around in it and they both know better that if it doesn't look right it isn't right. It took over an hour for her to get it out of her hair and off of her body. She had to use a hair brush to get it out. After doing some research it appears it is bad for people who have respiratory issues. All I can say is YUCK. Find a different place to go to the beach. It seems to be red algae that kills fish.
Written July 23, 2022
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dennis2go
Alexandria, VA127 contributions
This beach is wide and sandy. Packed sand near the water makes it easy to walk on the sand. Did not see many seashells. Surf was pretty strong with good sized waves. .Lifeguard station covers a section of the beach near the pier.

Did see several beautiful blue jellyfish washed up on the beach which a bit of googling identified as Portuguese Man of War. Definitely to be avoided. Their sting is known to be very very painful. Weather in early Feb 2020 was unseasonably warm, about mid-80s.

We walked near the Cocoa Beach Pier which provides the usual beach businesses on the pier. About a half dozen restaurants and gift shops. There is a $2 fee to go to the end of the pier to either fish or visit the tavern at the end of the pier.
Written February 13, 2020
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Becky C
Colfax78 contributions
Where to start?? It was very crowded, and expensive. We paid 20$ for parking. Another $20 to rent an umbrella, which we could only use for a hour or so, then the wind was so strong, the rental company came and pulled all the umbrellas. No close place to use bathroom, or change clothes. There are life guards on duty, so that's a good thing...
Written April 15, 2021
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Joe Mahmuh
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It smells like weed, pollution, and cheeseburgers. Not that the last part is a bad thing but the sand was just right to draw a huge dino and write gay in the sand multiple times because Florida!! The pelican restaurant tasted delicious and the view was nice once we left (again the weed smell was horrific). On my way there I saw a bumper sticker that said 'I like women' and another that said 'Joe and the Hoe have to go'. Which was questionable, but overall good time :)
Written April 25, 2022
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JudyLuray_VA_
Luray, VA56 contributions
Couples
We love visiting Cocoa Beach. We find that the beach is clean and everyone we meet is friendly. We were happy that there were plenty of umbrellas and beach chairs to rent at a reasonable price. It is a wonderful beach.
Written July 4, 2021
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Michael W
Edison, NJ784 contributions
We were staying at the Inn at Cocoa Beach so Cocoa Beach was at our front and back doors.
Much of the city of Cocoa Beach is walk-able with many restaurants close together.
The beach itself is beautiful and well maintained, we saw city cleaning crews on the beach early every morning cleaning up.
Although we didn't swim while we were there walking the beach was very enjoyable.
Written January 15, 2020
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Jackie H
109 contributions
Solo
Enjoyed a quick trip to Cocoa Beach. Parking was about $2.50 per hour or $10 for the entire day. The water was extremely cold. Bring your own beach chairs. The area that we visited didn't have chair rentals. Not crowded.
Written January 3, 2020
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