Cocoa Beach Family Vacation

Cocoa Beach Pier

Cocoa Beach Family Vacation


Looking for a great beach town in Florida that is less crowded, less expensive but with lots to do? Head to the Space Coast and plan a Cocoa Beach family vacation!

Here are some travel tips and recommendations for your Cocoa Beach family vacation:

Where: Cocoa Beach, FL (The Space Coast)

When: Fall, Winter, Spring

How Long: 5 days

Where to stay:

Recommendation: Resort on Cocoa Beach

These are timeshare condos but you can rent the condos on a nightly basis. The condos are huge and very nice. There are oceanfront and oceanview condos.

The pool is a very active and fun pool and there are lots of activities going on at the resort. The beach is a short walk on the boardwalk and it is a nice beach, great for families. You can rent chairs/umbrellas and even boogie boards or go to one of the huge beach stores and buy some if you are staying for a week.


Or checkout La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront or Comfort Inn & Suites


Things to do:

Enjoy the beach – one of Florida’s Ten Best Beaches

Watch the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral

Visit Kennedy Space Center – plan to spend an entire day exploring, here is an itinerary they recommend for a one-day visit for families:

Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ with Shuttle Launch Experience®: 2 hours
General Bus Tour and exploring Apollo/Saturn V Center: 2 – 3 hours
IMAX® 3D Space Film: 1 hour
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter: 45 minutes
Lunch: 1 hour
Other Park Activities:
Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted, Shopping,
Rocket Garden, Children’s Play Dome, etc.: 1 hour
Total time in park: 8 hours

The world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop

Golf N Gator– what would be a trip to FL without some mini-golf and alligators?

Visit the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants

Eco-Tour, check out Grasshopper airboat ecotours

Visit Cocoa Village

Learn to surf in the surf capital of the east coast.

Look for sea turtles at night from May – November that come ashore to lay there eggs.

Try a Segway tour with Space Coast Segway Tours

Brevard Zoo

Horseback riding on the Canaveral National Seashore – Ace of Hearts Ranch

Jungle Adventures Animal Park

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Ride the Cocoa Beach Trolley


Where to Eat?

Here are just a few recommendations:


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