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Where to stay in Cocoa Beach?

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Where to stay in Cocoa Beach?

As a couples trip (6 people) we are looking at Cocoa Beach. We really would like to stay in a home/townhome with direct beach access. We are finding a few, but don't know what area to stay. We are looking for walkability. Which area is a more desirable place for restaurants and bars? Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach? Should we try and stay in between? Anyone know of a good vacation rental for us to use? We are looking on VRBO and Vacation Rentals.

Thanks for all your help! Cheers!

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1. Re: Where to stay in Cocoa Beach?

There are more restaurants and hotels in Cocoa Beach than in Cape Canaveral. Although the tourist area is spread out over several miles of beach, the main concentrations of restaurants and bars are around the Cocoa Beach Pier, Alan Shepard Park and the intersection of A1A and 520, and the strip south of that intersection to downtown Cocoa Beach. The are very few single-family homes on the beach along that stretch, as it's almost all hotels and condo buildings.

You might want to take a look at Google Maps / Google Earth satellite view and street view to get a feel for the layout of the area. You will note that it is not a dense urban area, but rather a laid-back area that is not densely packed. Yet, there are still close to 200 restaurants and several dozen hotels around there.

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