Cocoa Beach is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Florida. With activities on every corner, it’s not hard to find a way to enjoy the days and nights in Cocoa Beach with your children – no matter if they’re toddlers or teenagers. When you stay in the Cocoa Beach area, you’ll soon find that there’s much more than space to explore on the Space Coast.
Cocoa Beach is world renowned for its beaches. Lined with restaurants and shops, including Ron Jon Surf Shop, there are plenty of places to spend your days shopping, surfing, swimming and slurping ice cream.
There are so many ways to enjoy the beach that it’s easy to spend the whole day there. Some ideas include:
- Jetty Park – Jetty Park is a beautiful 35-acre park where your family can experience the best of The Port. Try surfing, or rent a kayak to get out on the water, ride bikes on the beach and watch cruise ships as they majestically make their way out to sea. Grab a fishing pole for the 1,200-foot paved and lighted fishing pier to see if you can bring home the catch-of-the-day. Kids can also have fun at the playground complete with swings, monkey bars, slides and much more.
- Surf Lessons – What’s a beach vacation without acquiring a new skill? Book a surf lesson at Ron Jon Surf Shop or the Cocoa Beach Surf Company for a vacation your family will never forget. Lessons aren’t just for the kids! Get in on the action and learn alongside your kiddos to see if you can hang 10 with the best of them.
- One-Stop Spot – If you’re looking for a place where food and fun collide, then head over to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. You can fish, play volleyball, take those new surf skills to the water and then rinse off the sand at one of the many outdoor showers then head to one of the many restaurants on site. Don’t forget to do a little souvenir shopping at the pier shops before heading home after a full day. You’ll want more than pictures to remember this vacation by.
Too much Sun? No Problem in Cocoa Beach!
Sometimes the sun gets the best of us on a family vacation. But if you’re in Cocoa Beach, that’s not a problem. There’s plenty of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy inside if you’ve had too much sun or if the weather’s not so desirable.
Escape Cocoa Beach: Get your thinking caps on and head on over to Escape Cocoa Beach. See if you and the kids can escape before time is up by working together to solve puzzles, crack the code, find hidden items and so much more. Think you’ve got what it takes to escape in 60-minutes or less? Choose your room and find out.
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures: When looking to do something new with the kids, getting a birds-eye view of Cocoa Beach while simultaneously working through different challenges and obstacles may be just the thing to do. Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures offers seven different courses with three levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate and expert. Perfect for all ages.
Lighthouse Cove: Fore! Practice that golf swing before you stop at Lighthouse Cove. This fun and entertaining putt-putt course gives you two “fun-for-all” courses to choose from. Whether you want a winding course with waterfalls and hills at Paradise Falls, or you are looking to not lose your ball but instead master caves and rolling terrain at Lost Lagoon, your family will have a blast as you see who comes out on top and lands the coveted hole-in-one!
Exploration Tower: With seven floors of exhibits and interactive play, the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral is a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Learn about Port Canaveral’s history, grab a bite to eat, enjoy panoramic views of the Port and Kennedy Space Center and wave goodbye to cruise ships as they pass by on their way out to sea. If you’re lucky enough to schedule your trip during a rocket launch, the Exploration Tower can provide an unforgettable, up-close view of the event. Make sure you get your tickets online and check out the many things you can do at Port Canaveral.
Bring the Kids to the Kennedy Space Center
To make your family vacation even more unforgettable, a trip to the Kennedy Space Center can add a layer of educational excitement! Your kids will have a blast taking part of history and seeing what life as an astronaut is like. You’ll also get to relive the Shuttle program and enjoy seeing your kids actually have fun at a museum!
There are so many ways to explore Cocoa Beach with your kids there’s no way you’ll be able to do it all in one day. When you book your Cocoa Beach area vacation, make sure you stay at the best Cocoa Beach Hotels and Motels so you can wake up and do it all over again! Schedule your 2020 visit today. For more things to do and tips on how to make this visit to Cocoa Beach a memorable one, check out the Space Coast Vacation Planner to finish out planning the rest of you