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Things to do in Cocoa Beach

We have many other fun filled adventures all over the Cocoa Beach region! We certainly are the place to go for kayak tours, but we have been in this area for many years and know all the other fun spots!

More Cool Cocoa Beach Activities!

a couple sitting in a Sail Cocoa Beach catamaran sailboat looking into the sunset

Sail Cocoa Beach

Join us aboard one of the only 35′ Lagoon Catamarans in the world for a relaxing sailing tour of Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Led by an experienced US Coast Guard Certified Captain, we’re the premiere sailing catamaran in the Space Coast. Sit back, relax and enjoy the open ocean as you’re guaranteed a truly unique and memorable experience.

Building on S. Orlando Avenue in Cocoa Beach Florida of Beach Weddings by Dave and Sherri

Beach Weddings By Dave and Sherri

Beach Weddings By Dave and Sherri is located on Historical Cocoa Beach’s Cottage Row you won’t find a better Elopement Venue.  (only 150 steps to the sand and beach access)  We recommend that if you are planning a Beach Wedding on Cocoa Beach, you contact them.

A front view of Escape Cocoa Beach location in Cornerstone Plaza in Cocoa Beach showing sign.

Escape Cocoa Beach

Fin Expeditions is the number one rated to do outside in Cocoa Beach, while Escape Cocoa Beach is the top thing to do indoors! Highly thought out escape room center with 4 different fun rooms!


Sailfish caught on a Fin and Fly Fishing Charters boat.

Fin and Fly Fishing Charters

Hands down the best fishing charter experience in the Cocoa Beach region! We show everybody a good time every time, we know the best fishing spots and will take you there!

Cocoa Beach at the end of Minuteman Causeway looking East.

Area Beaches

A great way to spend one or more of your vacation days is to relax on the beach while listening to the sound of the waves and watching the birds flying overhead. If you look closely, you might even spot a dolphin or two. Cocoa Beach has walkways to the beach at the end of most east-west roads, in addition to many oceanfront public parks. These include Lori Wilson Park, Shepard Park and Fisher Park.

a sign saying welcome to downtown cocoa beach in front of a large rock

Downtown Cocoa Beach

A visit to Cocoa Beach would not be complete without a visit to downtown. Plenty of parking is available in the city-owned parking garage. There are many shops, restaurants, and bars to choose from. You can also walk to the end of Minuteman Causeway and be right on the beach.

inside of the Florida Surf Museum with picture of Kelly Slater

Florida Surf Museum

The Florida Surf Museum is located right next door to Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. It is dedicated to preserving Florida’s rich surfing heritage through exhibits, research, and preservation. Physical exhibits in the museum are rotated regularly to showcase the people, places and memorabilia that make Florida’s surfing history unique.

a room with art on the wall at Trent art gallery

Trent Art Gallery

Rained out or have some time before or after your tour? Kole Trent is a world class artist and one of the best in the region. He also features a self-guided tour of murals painted around downtown Cocoa Beach. The gallery is located in the heart of downtown Cocoa Beach.

a dinosaur skeleton on display in a jungle setting

The Dinosaur Store and Museum

Located on the top two floors of The Dinosaur Store in the heart of Cocoa Beach, the 20,000 Sq. Ft. Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures showcases hundreds of authentic artifacts and fossils from around the world. It is an adventure for both kids and adults.

Westgate cocoa beach pier

Cocoa Beach Pier

The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier extends over 800 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. It features many restaurants and shops. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or just sit and have a drink while watching the surf roll in.

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Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures

This is an adventure for all ages and skill levels. The park offers 7 different trails separated by 3 levels of difficulty and allows participants the choice to challenge only the obstacles they feel comfortable with. Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures was rated one of the ten best aerial adventure courses in the USA in 2019 and 2020.

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Enjoy a relaxing game of mini golf on one of two separate challenging courses. You can also visit the only outdoor alligator habitat in Brevard County. You can feed, hold, and get your picture taken with live alligators!

kite surfers at centennial park in Cocoa Beach

Good Breeze Kiteboarding

Take kiteboarding lessons and classes in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Learn with the top kitesurfing instructors in Central Florida. Orlando’s closest kiteboarding school and Shop featuring both equipment sales and instruction. The largest and oldest kite shop in Cocoa Beach and they carry equipment from all the top brands.

a mini golf course with a lighthouse

Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf

Lighthouse Cove features two fun-for-all courses, each with 18 holes. Paradise Falls serves up excitement for the whole family. This winding course has several water features and hills, promising a variety of fun at every hole. For those looking for even more adventure, there’s Lost Lagoon, which covers rolling terrain, caves and more. There is also an ice cream shop on the property.

an elevated go kart track above a mini golf course

Beachside Grand Prix

Test your skills at the Beachside Grand Prix racetrack. This exhilarating go-kart experience is designed for fun, speed, and safety for all ages. Zip around the track in eco-friendly, high-performance, electric go-karts. From friendly matches to high-speed competitions, they have everything you need for an amazing time with friends and family.

store front of the key lime pie company

Key Lime Pie Company

The décor of this store will remind you of the Caribbean or the Florida Keys. They feature Key Lime Beers, Key Lime Cooler Cookies, Key Lime Candies, Key Lime Candles, Key Lime Chocolates, Key Lime Pretzels, Key Lime Wines and a selection of over 500+ different Hot Sauces, Grilling Sauces and Marinades. There is also fresh locally made “Gator Jerky” and “Python Jerky”.

Fun Activities in the Surrounding Area!

the entrance to kennedy space center visitors complex. Explore in big letters with four rockets in the background

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

Located a few miles to the north, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Exhibits include everything from dawn of space exploration, the actual space shuttle Atlantis, to current and ongoing missions. This is a great attraction for all ages.

exploration tower at port canaveral florida. a seven story building that is pointed at the top and surrounded by water.

Exploration Tower

Located at Port Canaveral, this beautiful architectural landmark features seven floors of exhibits and interactive displays that are both fun and educational. From the observation decks, you can get a spectacular panoramic view of Port Canaveral and the surrounding area.

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Historic Cocoa Village

Located ten miles west of Cocoa Beach off SR 520, Cocoa Village features many shops and restaurants and is one of the Space Coast’s most popular attractions. It offers a unique shopping and dining experience. It is also one of the few places in Brevard County where you can shop and dine (outdoors) with your pet.

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Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo features lush, open-air habitats that are home to over 900+ animals from around the world! You can also enjoy animal feedings, kayak tours, train rides, aerial adventures and more.

Great Places to Eat!

The Fat Kahuna

8 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-6858

A pint-size restaurant offering a small menu of unique seafood dishes amid casual coastal decor.

4th Street Fillin Station

382 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-2462

4th Street Fillin Station Gastropub and Grill is a thoughtfully designed, eclectic local restaurant and bar constructed inside an old Mobil gas station.

The Skinny Mermaid

66 S Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-5079

Fresh Fast Healthy Food. Poke Bowls, Low Carb Wraps, Fresh Made Sirloin, Tuna, Chicken, and almost any delicious topping you can think of! Boba Tea, Healthy Drinks, and service with a smile!

Coconuts Beach Front Grill

2 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-1422

This is one of the hottest places to eat and is certainly one of the top things to do in Cocoa Beach

Coconuts on the Beach

More Restaurants in Cocoa Beach

Anacapri Pizzaria

605 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-2266

Pizza, Stromboli, quick and casual Italian food in Cocoa Beach

A New York Pizza House

3850 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-7177

Relaxed, Big Apple-inspired pizzeria with varied Italian classics, subs, pasta & entree standards

A New York Pizza House

Azteca II Mexican Restaurant and Lounge

1600 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-1188

Yummy Mexican food & drinks located inside

Azteca II Mexican Restaurant

Boardwalk Bar at Cocoa Beach Pier

401 Meade Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-7549

Picturesque setting for seafood dishes, cocktails & weekday happy hour with views of the ocean.

Boardwalk Bar at the Pier

Brano’s Italian Grill

3680 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-6031

Classic Italian entrees and specialty pies

Café Surfinista

86 N Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3864

Veggie-friendly nook with adjoining surf shop serves breakfast & lunch plus coffee & smoothies.

Captain J’s

211 E Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-1717

Lively eatery with a rooftop deck & water-view dining rooms serving American fare, beer & cocktails.

Coaster's Tap House

5675 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3041

Casual, wood-hued venue dispensing American comfort eats such as burgers & nachos plus ample brews.

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Cocoa Beach Thai and Sushi

24 N Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-0066

Subdued sit-down place offering traditional Thai options plus sushi, with delivery Available.

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Discovery Beach Café

300 Barlow Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-1766

Low-key eatery housed in the Discovery Beach Resort featuring basic American fare plus an outdoor tiki bar.

El Buzo Peruvian Cuisine

5675 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4048

Classic Peruvian fare with a seafood emphasis, served with beer & wine in a basic strip-mall space.

Epic Beach Bar and Grill

3688 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-2968

Build-your-own burritos, tacos & rice bowls offered in a relaxed, beachy atmosphere.

The Fat Snook

2464 S Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-1190

Intimate, casual-elegant New American eatery featuring local & organic ingredients & boutique wines.

Cocoa Beach Fish Camp Grill

5602 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4020

Swamp food, with a flair! Cocoa Beach’s only fish camp. Bayou at the beach!

Flavors of India Cocoa Beach

5675 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3715

Casual, red-hued eatery in a strip mall offering Northern & Southern Indian dishes & veggie fare.

Flavour Kitchen and Wine Bar

15 N Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 613-3573

A menu featuring comfort fare, brunch, & a lively bar in a cozy space with modern interior details.


Florida’s Fresh Grill

Banana River Square, 2039 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-5649

Fresh seafood, steaks, salads, home-made soups and sauces. This restaurant also features a Gluten-free menu.

Frankie's Wings and Things

281 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 452-5557

Unfussy joint for many flavors of Buffalo-style wings, plus other quick American eats, wine & beer.

The Green Room Cafe

222 1st Street North
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-0203

Colorful health-conscious cafe doling out organic sandwiches, soups & smoothies plus vegan fare.

Gregory’s Steak and Seafood Grille

900 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-2557

Chops & seafood served in lively, high-end environs with an upstairs comedy club.

Heidelberg Restaurant

7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 783-6806

Laid-back quarters serving refined German dishes accompanied by live piano music on select nights.

Island Time Marina and Restaurant

400 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4852

Laid back restaurant accessible by water or land.

Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster and Seafood

210 N Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3993

No-frills shack & market serving up Maine lobster, chowder & fried-seafood baskets inside & out.

Jenna’s Breezeway

20 N Brevard Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-4240

American bar & grill with a relaxed vibe offering a backyard with horseshoes, cornhole & live music.

Juice -N- Java Cafe

75 N. Orlando Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-4044

Coffee, beer & wine accompany panini, soups & salads at this art-filled spot with weekly live music.


La Catrina Mexican Restaurant

315 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 450-2010

Spacious, colorful choice for classic Mexican eats such as burritos & fajitas plus a full bar.

Latin Shark

26 N Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-1868

Family-owned authentic Latina American food.


Longboards Tiki Beach Grille

1550 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931


Casual dining with an outdoor atmosphere. Located at Hilton  Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel.


Long Doggers

350 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-0002

Laid-back American eatery dispensing wings, burgers & beer in beachy digs with outdoor seating.


34 S Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-5069

Easygoing bar with eclectic decor, classic American bar food, & a patio with lounge seating.

Luna Food and Wine

9 S Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-5796

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

Mangia & Bevi Pizzaria Napoletana

218 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-0691

Compact set-up with indoor-outdoor seating offering wood-fired pizzas & salads with wines.

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Mexico’s Grill

5240 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3850

Authentic Mexican food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nolan’s Irish Pub

204 West Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-8499

Cozy pub offering classic Irish & American bites & draft beer in warm environs with live music.

Nosh Restaurant and Bar

3800 N. Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931

(321) 450-2323

Delicious Asian inspired food in a simple, clean atmosphere.


Old Fish House Restaurant

249 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-9190

Unfussy quarters offering a seafood-focused American menu that includes an all-you-can-eat option.

Pompano Grill

110 N Brevard Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3850

A casual, fine dining experience featuring Seafood, steaks, and pasta

Pig and Whistle English Pub

240 N. Orlando Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-0724

Traditional eats & pints are on offer at this British pub opened in 1985, serving till 2 AM daily.

Pineapple Point

142 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4859

Bar & eatery serving casual Mexican & American eats in a funky, colorful space with TVs.

Pita Paradise

225 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-4874

Informal Mediterranean eatery with a serene, wood-lined interior & handful of outdoor tables

Pizza Vola

5240 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 785-3177

No-frills, strip-mall restaurant serving pizza, pasta, subs & other Italian-American staples.

Shere Punjab Indian Restaurant

285 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931‎

(321) 799-4696

Mellow, family-owned fixture for standard dishes, including vegetarian, vegan & Jain offerings.

Q’s Crackin' Crab and Seafood Kitchen

5240 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-40444

Uniquely prepared seafood in a casual atmosphere.

Rock the Guac

4265 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-3604

Counter-serve restaurant featuring homemade guacamole,  signature hot sauces and Tex-Mex food.

Sandbar Sports Grill

4301 Ocean Beach Blvd Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-2577

Surfer-style sports tavern with multiple TVs, pub grub, drink deals & live music nightly.

Salsas of Cocoa Beach

5675 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4382

Delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine in a family friendly environment.

Salt Restaurant

1500 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 799-0033

Fine dining restaurant located in the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel

Sergio’s Tacos

76 S. Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 450-4300

Serving high-quality authentic Mexican cuisine in a cozy setting.

Shark Pit Bar and Grill

4001 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-8952

American eats & pizza amid a surf shop with 5,600-gallon aquarium, TVs & water wall located in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Siam Orchid Cocoa Beach

1275 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-4545

Thai, Japanese & sushi restaurant inside the La Quinta Inn offers a casual space with Asian flair.

Slow & Low BBQ

306 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-6199

Specializes in slow cooked hickory smoked pork, chicken, beef, turkey, St. Louis style ribs and baby back ribs.

Squid Lips

2200 S Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-1350

Overwater dining on a deck on the Banana River with beautiful sunsets.

Sunrise Diner

365 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-5647

Family-owned diner serving homecooked Greek, Italian & American fare in a family friendly setting.

Sunset Waterfront Grill and Bar

500 W Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-84865

An airy atmosphere with American-style seafood menu & beautiful water views.

The Tiny Turtle

249 Minuteman Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 446-7361

Nice mom-&-pop restaurant featuring painted murals, a Caribbean fusion menu and both indoor and outdoor seating.

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

5840 N Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-0058

Beautiful place offering theatrical teppanyaki dining around table-top grills.