When we live in Orlando, we often visit the city in Cocoa Beach. It is about an hour drive but, it is worth the effort of driving the 528 and paying the 2 tolls of a $1 each. Cocoa Beach is the Surfing Capital in the East Coast and located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River. The body of water in the pictures below is the Atlantic Ocean.
We often came here to watch the waves especially on a stormy day. Crazy huh? We usually do not swim at all but, just walking and dipping our feet on the sandy beach. We hang out at Cocoa Beach Pier and enjoy a sumptous seafood. Oh, you should try the food here. It is affordable and delicious.
This place is jam-packed on holidays but, no matter how crowded this place might be, there is always a good parking space for you. Not free but, your time will be worth it.
Swimming, surfing, whale and dolphin watching, dining, boating and kayaking are fun activities that you will enjoy when you visit Cocoa Beach. As for me and my husband, we just come here to enjoy the breeze and dine a good meal.
Five months ago, we moved to Cocoa area and Cocoa Beach is just 20 minutes away from home. Do I like living here? I certainly love it. It is more like a country living; peaceful and no traffic congestion compared in Orlando.
Cruise ship terminal of Port Canaveral is just few minutes away so; often times, tourists flocked this area as well. Looking for another hang out while you are in the area? You can visit Kennedy Space Center and you will be there in 23 minutes. I will see you around.