Cocoa Beach



Cocoa Beach lies within a humid subtropical climate zone. This is characterized by short, mild winters and hot, humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. The total average rainfall in Cocoa Beach is 53 inches a year. This is higher than the U.S. average of 38 inches per year. On average, precipitation falls 115 days per year with August being the wettest month (7.7 inches) and June through September being the wettest time of year. January is the driest month on average (2.4 inches) with Spring being the driest season of the year.

On average there are 233 sunny days per year. This is higher than the U.S. average of 205 days per year. From November through April, Cocoa Beach experiences average low temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees. From October through April, the weather can be very pleasant. Excessive summertime heat really comes into play starting in May and runs through September. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average high temperatures of 90 degrees.

Airports & Traffic

Airport Size Distance
Merritt Island Airport Small 10 Miles
Melbourne International Airport Medium 20 Miles
Space Coast Regional Airport Small 22 Miles
Orlando International Airport Large 52 Miles

Traffic Rating: Low Traffic Area

Private Clubs

Cocoa Beach does not have any private country clubs located within its boundaries. However, there is one club located just to the west of Cocoa Beach within easy driving distance.

Rockledge Country Club

  • Rockledge Country Club is a private golf and country located just thirteen miles to the west of Cocoa Beach in Rockledge, Florida. The club has an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, bar and grill, pool and two tennis courts.

Rockledge Country Club

1591 S Fiske Blvd

Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 636-6022

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Seafood and American cuisine reign supreme in this surf haven with more restaurants between the two categories than all others combined. It is easy to see why with a strong commercial fishing fleet local to the area bringing fresh fish and shrimp back to the docks daily. A must try are the large Canaveral White Shrimp harvested by the local shrimp boats.

Florida’s Fresh Grill

2039 N Atlantic Ave

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Seafood, Steak, Bar

(321) 613-5649

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Fat Kahuna’s

8 Minutemen Causeway

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Seafood, Hawaiian

(321) 783-6858

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LUNA Food and Wine

9 S Atlantic Ave

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Modern European

(321) 613-5796

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Sage Bistro

6615 N Atlantic Ave

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

American, Tapas, Seafood

(321) 783-4548

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The City of Cocoa Beach does not have any indoor or outdoor shopping malls. Just an 8 mile ride to the west is the Merritt Square Mall located in the adjacent city of Merritt Island, Florida. However, like many malls across America it is not what it used to be and has been losing retailers. There are a lot of surf shops and beach accessory stores in Cocoa Beach including the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. But for the most part the best shopping is going to be in Orlando about an hour drive to the west.

Merritt Square Mall

777 E Merritt Island Causeway

Merritt Island, FL 32952

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Ron Jon Surf Shop

4151 N Atlantic Avenue

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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Things To Do

The Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean. On the pier you will find restaurants, bars, gift shops, and live musical entertainment. At the very tip of the pier is the Rikki Tiki Tavern, a very unique open-air tiki bar with unbeatable views and ambiance.

The Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center is a great community pool facility with a large 50 meter swimming pool, water slide, diving boards, water spray park, children’s pool, bathhouse, volleyball, open air pavilion, playground, concession stand, and restaurant.

The Surfside Playhouse is a community theatre dedicated to the performing arts through productions, presentations, education, and outreach. They put on six main shows a year and regularly host classes, programs, and competitions.

Cocoa Beach holds the designation of being Orlando’s closest beaches so they can be a bit touristy. They do however provide excellent surfing opportunities and that is a huge influence on the beach scene here. Many professional surfers grew up on these beaches and the Florida Surf Museum can be found on its shoreline next to the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. The water here will be turbid blue to brownish color as the clear waters of the Gulf Stream current are way offshore and there are no Bahamas islands to block the swell.

Boating in the Cocoa Beach area is a very popular pastime. Residents have easy access to the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River and Atlantic Ocean waters surrounding the island. There are plenty of different boat ramp facilities in and around the Cocoa Beach area and the Cape Canaveral Locks provide ocean access through Port Canaveral. Wide waterways in this area offer easy cruising opportunities. There are some excellent protected natural shorelines just to the north in both the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River perfect for admiring mother nature.

Cocoa Beach is known for its fantastic inshore fishing. Some of the best redfishing in the state happens in the waters that surround the island. Trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and others can all be caught inshore year round. This is about the northernmost limits for targeting snook as they are susceptible to die offs if the water gets too cold. On the Atlantic Ocean side of things along the beaches you will find good numbers of tarpon, kingfish, Spanish mackerel and cobia. Further out will be wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish, and tuna. It is just about a 21 mile run out to 100 foot depths and 35 miles to where the bottom really starts to drop off. Big bottom dwellers like snapper and grouper reside off the coast here on the many reefs and ledges offshore.

Cocoa Beach Pier

401 Meade Ave

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center

4800 Tom Warriner Blvd

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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Surfside Playhouse

301 Ramp Road

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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Cocoa Beach schools are controlled by the Brevard County School District. gives the school district a B+ rating and has it as the 10th best school district in the state. Brevard County School District has 73,444 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading. The only private school in Cocoa Beach is Our Saviour School (Roman Catholic).

School Grades Type Rating Location
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School K-6 Public A view map
Freedom 7 Elementary School K-6 Public A view map
Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School 7-12 Public A view map


The City of Cocoa Beach has a total of 3 golf courses all of which are municipal. Within a short 20 mile drive you will find another 14 courses of which 7 are public and 3 municipal. All three of the city’s golf courses are located at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The Cocoa Beach Country Club may sound private but it is a public facility featuring 27-holes of golf spread over three 9-hole courses.

Cocoa Beach Country Club

5000 Tom Warriner Blvd

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-3355

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