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Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Board Shop
“Ron Jon Surf Shop has every beach amenity you could think of. Great t-shirts for souvenirs. 4151 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoy your lunch or dinner on the beach with great food and good drinks. This local favorite provides live music!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place at the beach to hang out and have a drink at the bar at the end of the pier. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cold beer, and the best shrimp on the beach in my opinion. They are famous for their fish tacos. Often have bands for entertainment. Fun atmosphere, and near the beach. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful food, all cooked and baked on site. Nice owners, cute atmosphere. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Great organic coffee and tasty deserts! And you can sip and watch surf movies at the same time. Super neat place with lots of interesting seating areas. They also serve healthy snacks! Less than a block from the Cottage on the other side of the street.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“It is in the south Cocoa Beach Publix center, but is a wonderful restaurant! Great drinks, great seafood, for families or for a special night out. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fat Kahunas Beachside Grille offers dishes to delight any appetite. From sushi to burgers and seafood specialties, they have it all and more!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fun place to explore, especially if you are a dinosaur or alligator lover! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving flavorful, Caribbean infused food-truck style food in downtown Cocoa Beach. Locals love this place and would be the ideal setting after catching a few waves.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Heidi's Jazz Club and the Heidelberg Restaurant are institutions in Cocoa Beach. Heidi's has live jazz from Wednesday through Sunday. Sunday nights is a live jam session, and I'm told by friends that some amazing musicians stop by from time to time. Just a block and a half from the Cottage!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walk or bike here! Funky window-serve ice cream shop for scoops & soft-serve with toppings, plus decadent dessert jars.”
  • 13 locals recommend
City
“Cocoa Beach is great if you want the full beachy experience. There are loads of restaurants, shops, and bars. Check out the pier. I recommend taking an Uber or Lyft. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Beach. Free parking. Showers. Food. Bathrooms. Life Guards. Playground.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“Great place with plenty of parking. They also have a starbucks, light bar restaurants and aquarium at the Shark Pit. They also rent surf boards, bikes etc. and provide surf lessons.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Enjoy your lunch or dinner on the beach with great food and good drinks. This local favorite provides live music!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place at the beach to hang out and have a drink at the bar at the end of the pier. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
“Cold beer, and the best shrimp on the beach in my opinion. They are famous for their fish tacos. Often have bands for entertainment. Fun atmosphere, and near the beach. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
“It’s our go-to place for meeting friends for breakfast, and it also has live music 4 nights a week with a great little menu and beer/wine specials. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Great organic coffee and tasty deserts! And you can sip and watch surf movies at the same time. Super neat place with lots of interesting seating areas. They also serve healthy snacks! Less than a block from the Cottage on the other side of the street.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“It is in the south Cocoa Beach Publix center, but is a wonderful restaurant! Great drinks, great seafood, for families or for a special night out. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fat Kahunas Beachside Grille offers dishes to delight any appetite. From sushi to burgers and seafood specialties, they have it all and more!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving flavorful, Caribbean infused food-truck style food in downtown Cocoa Beach. Locals love this place and would be the ideal setting after catching a few waves.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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