What's in a name? When that name is Cocoa Beach, quite a bit. But when you're choosing a place with a name like Cocoa Beach, there's a temptation to be too focused on the beach. Because believe it or not, Cocoa Beach is closer to more attractions than virtually any destination in Florida. And with so many things to do in Cocoa Beach we're a lot more than a beautiful beach.
(See our list of things to do in Cocoa Beach)
Let's start with shopping. We're right next to the World Famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop, one of the world's best places to outfit yourself for fun in the sun, the sand, or the surf. At 50,000 square feet, it's so large you might lose yourself. But set aside some additional shopping time, because there's virtually no limit to the shopping at Cocoa Beach. Or the bargains.
Kennedy Space Center
Like to shoot for the stars? Then you've come to the right place, because the Kennedy Space Center, one of Cocoa Beach's main attractions, is just 20 minutes from our front door. We're so close, that many guests just walk out to the beach to watch shuttle launches. But don't let your space exploration experience end there, because the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is truly one of the best places for kids (and those of us who are still kids at heart) to learn about space travel.
The Indian River Estuary system is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. Spend the day taking an eco-cruise with Island Boat Lines and watch schools of dolphins, herds of our endangered Manatees and more variety of birds than imaginable. It's all available just a few minutes from the hotel.
If you've seen all the sales at all the shops within walking distance of the Comfort Inn, why not try a sail of a different kind? We're just five minutes from Port Canaveral, one of Florida's premier ports for cruise lines. You can sit and watch the big cruise ships go in and out of the harbor bound for the Caribbean and beyond, or you can try your luck and spend an evening on one of the Port Canaveral casino cruises.
Hungry? With so much to do, who could blame you? Eating is one of Cocoa Beach's favorite attractions, and with 20 restaurants within walking distance of the Comfort Inn (not to mention dozens more just a short drive away), you're never far from your next meal.
Orlando's Closest Beach
By the way, have we mentioned that we have great beaches? You can surf, snorkel, swim, boogie board, body surf, fish, walk, run, or just sit and soak it all in. And that's just before lunch.
Sound like too much work? Then just spend the mornings strolling along a nearby deserted beach while watching the sun rise.
Here you'll find a complete list of things to do in Cocoa Beach.