Winter in Cocoa Beach, Florida: Open for Business!
While many beaches across the United States are closing up shop for the Winter, Florida’s beaches stay open throughout the year! And with temperatures frequently getting up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius), and higher, even in the peak of winter they are a joy to visit! So don’t pack away your shorts and swimsuits just yet – instead consider packing your bags for a winter visit to the Florida coast for some fun in the sun!
The Iconic Cocoa Beach Pier
The Pier at Cocoa Beach, and neighboring beachfront, is the most popular attraction in Cocoa Beach. This historic and iconic pier was built in 1962. Here you will find sunbathers, swimmers, volleyball players, bars, restaurants, retail, and fishing off the Pier. For a nominal fee you can rent fishing time and equipment (including the fishing poles and gear as well as a fish cleaning station!) Fishing season here ends on December 15, but you can get some “winter” fishing in if you arrive before then! If you just want to enjoy the views, there’s a small charge. But if you buy something – anything – from one of the shops, you can show your receipt for free admission.
Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center
Nearby you can also explore Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center Visitors’ Complex. Attractions at the Kennedy Space Center include the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Rocket Garden, the Hubble Space Telescope Theater, Astronaut Training Simulators, the Shuttle Launch Experience, and much more! If you crave space, this is the place! This area is often referred to as “Florida’s Space Coast” in tourist brochures. Surfers just call it paradise! If you fancy a cruise on one of the major cruise lines, those depart from neighboring Port Canaveral.
Cocoa Beach is notorious for being a draw for surfers. The Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach consists of 52,000 square feet spread across multiple buildings. The complex includes a gigantic retail outlet, surf museum, and surf lesson studio! It’s the largest surf shop in the world! So no surf gear, no surf skills, no problem! Ron Jon’s will have you soaking up the sun and traversing the tides in no time!
Winter Wonderland: Cocoa Beach, Florida!
Cocoa Beach is a fun place to relax and unwind or test out your surfing skills, whatever the season! Should you be visiting nearby Cape Canaveral, don’t overlook the additional attractions here in Cocoa Beach, well worth the detour! Furthermore, if you’re cruising out of Port Canaveral and arriving by car, consider making a stop after your cruise to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful beach!
You may view my full tour of Cocoa Beach here!:
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