The Cocoa Beach area has become one of the top vacation destinations not only because of its rich space history, pristine beaches, and beautiful weather, but also because it is home to one of the world’s busiest cruise ports. With over 50 cruises a month to choose from and destinations including the Caribbean, the Bahamas, through the Panama Canal and even to Barcelona, it’s easy to find your perfect getaway.
But, when you’re finished sailing you don’t have to go home right away. Some of the most exciting experiences you’ll encounter happen right here, in Cocoa Beach before your cruise even takes off.
Cocoa Beach is the Perfect Place to Snooze and Cruise
Cocoa Beach is less than a ten-minute drive from the cruise terminal, and the perfect place to lay your head before or after your voyage. Whether you’re looking to ease into vacation mode or recover after a few days at sea, Cocoa Beach is the place to be.
The Cocoa Beach Pier, for example, features surf and souvenir shops, restaurants and the famous Riki Tiki Tavern where you can watch surfers catch waves, while you sip on Beachcomber or Bahama Mama. Or you can unwind from your cruise with a relaxing massage at Cocoa Beach Massage, make sure to request the Tiki Massage Cabana for a truly Cocoa Beach Experience.
The Cocoa Beach Area Experience
When you don’t have to rush around to get to an airport shuttle, you’ll find your cruise vacation is just that much better. When you choose Cocoa Beach as your pre- or post-cruise destination, you’ll find you have even more time to relax, breathe in some fresh air and feel the ocean breeze. Trade your time on the highway for authentic beachside experiences.
Head over to Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures for a birds’ eye view of Cocoa Beach or Lighthouse Cove for a round of putt-putt golf. The Dinosaur Store is perfect for all of you who love a bit of history, or over to Ron Jons “One of a Kind” beach shop and the Florida Surf Museum. Take a family photo with Cocoa Beach’s own pro-surfer Kelly Slater (well a statue of him anyways) or work together to break out of the locked room at Escape Cocoa Beach. In Cocoa Beach you can have just as much fun on land as you would on a cruise.
When you spend time in Cocoa Beach, you’ll get a break from cruise food. Places like The Fat Snook, 4th Street Fillin’ Station located in Downtown Cocoa Beach, or Rising Tide Tap & Table in Port Canaveral, are just a few of the restaurants you can choose from for unforgettable, Florida cuisine!
Skip the Drive – Stay in Cocoa Beach
Many visitors fly into Orlando when they book their cruise. They fuss around with shuttles and inadvertently add stress to their trips! You don’t have to do that! Book your hotel in Cocoa Beach and sleep in before your cruise. Spend your time waiting to disembark at the beach or at one of the many attractions the Cocoa Beach area has to offer instead. Once you snooze and cruise, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with a shuttle in the first place. Extend your cruise vacation today and stay in Cocoa Beach.