Destination guide

Experience seaside vacation home rentals in Cocoa Beach

Located on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast, Cocoa Beach is a charming beach town that offers endless opportunities for leisure travel and seaside fun. From sun and fun on the beach and eco adventures to heritage sites and art museums, there’s always something to do on land or water to make the most of your beach trip. Vacation home rentals are available near the area’s top locations to ensure that you have easy access to whatever your heart desires.

History

Explore the history of space travel at Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach began in the 1800s, but it came to life during the 1960s with the space program. There are many historic attractions celebrating its long history, such as Shepard Park, an oceanfront area with picnic areas and a view of the space launches, and Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, a large planetarium and museum that honors space explorers from around the world. The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, which is dedicated to the history of American law enforcement, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, which honors America’s most famous astronauts and the pioneers of space travel, are other noteworthy visits.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Cocoa Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Cocoa Beach for its surfing and fishing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Cocoa Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cocoa Beach Pier (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Country Club (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Golf-N-Gator (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Traxx at Jungle Village (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Viera East Golf Club (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Turtle Creek Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Cocoa Beach

Travelers speak highly of Cocoa Beach for its surfing. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cocoa Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Thousand Island Conservation Area (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Skate Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Lori Wilson Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Alan Shepard Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Cherie Down Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Manatee Sanctuary Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cocoa Beach

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), located 15.3 mi (24.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 43.2 mi (69.5 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Cocoa Beach

As a top visitor area in Florida, Cocoa Beach has plenty of transportation options to get you to and from your summer rental. In addition to the public-use and private airports in the area, Cocoa Beach is serviced by several bus lines that make regular stops near the attractions, shopping centers, and essential buildings, and taxis are also available for transportation. Additionally, you can bike or walk to your destinations to experience the town on your own schedule.

Food and drink

Best dining in Cocoa Beach

With the picturesque locales and eclectic dining options in Cocoa Beach, eating is an experience. Whether you prefer culinary masterpieces of fresh-caught fish right off the boat and international dining, or you want classic American fare and Southern barbecue, there’s a cuisine option to suit everyone in Cocoa Beach. Fortunately, the many vacation rentals available can put you near the best restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

Essential info

Key facts for stays in Cocoa Beach vacation rentals

Cocoa Beach has a population of 11,325 people and is a popular destination for travelers. Travel insurance is recommended to cover injury or accident during your trip, and there are several hospitals and clinics nearby in the event of medical emergencies. Cocoa Beach is one of the more affordable and more secure tourist destinations, and it’s serviced by the Cocoa Beach Police Department. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 for emergency services.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cocoa Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cocoa Beach:

  • Orlando Beach: 19 vacation rentals
  • Seacrest Beach: 185 vacation rentals
  • Avon By The Sea: 184 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 26 vacation rentals
  • Cocoa Isles: 235 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cocoa Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cocoa Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame: 1,113 vacation rentals
  • Cocoa Beach Pier: 1,069 vacation rentals
  • Lori Wilson Park: 1,141 vacation rentals
  • Cocoa Beach Country Club: 1,136 vacation rentals
  • Alan Shepard Park: 1,095 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cocoa Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Cocoa Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 637 Condos/Apartments in Cocoa Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cocoa Beach include:

  • Houses: 198 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Villas: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cocoa Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 691 vacation rentals with pool available in Cocoa Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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