Located north of Rockledge in Brevard County, Cocoa, Florida, is one of the area’s oldest cities with roots dating back to the late 1800s. Possibly named thanks to a tin box of Baker’s Cocoa where residents once received their mail, the city is known for its bustling Historic Cocoa Village and its location in regards to Cape Canaveral.
Cocoa’s residents are close to Lake Poinsett and St. Johns River, where they have access to exceptional bass fishing and an ecologically rich area for birdwatchers and kayakers. Florida’s weather makes fishing, birdwatching, and kayaking year-round activities, ensuring weekend warriors are almost always able to enjoy the great outdoors.
Families will be pleased to learn that Cocoa is located within the Brevard Public School System, one of the state’s best. BPS strives to provide area residents with the educational resources they need to succeed. For those interested in a good sports program, Cocoa High School’s football team is ranked tenth in the state and 49th in the nation.
Cocoa residents are privy to gentle river breezes and can easily access the Indian River for fishing, boating, and windsurfing. Commuting is no problem as the city is close to I-95, US-1, A1A, SR-520, and SR-528, making travel to Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Port St. John, and Melbourne simple.
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Historic Cocoa Village
Shopping and date nights are more fun in Historic Cocoa Village. With multiple restaurants, riverside views, and the Cocoa Village Playhouse, visitors can enjoy a night on the town or a relaxing Saturday stroll among the shops.
Cocoa Riverfront Park
Enjoy fishing, music, and water sports at the Cocoa Riverfront Park. With a playground, boardwalk, and pavilions, this park is a great place for community events. An amphitheater set against the Indian River provides locals with a great concert venue. A boat launch area makes it easy for residents to take to the water.
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
Explore Florida history at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, which features exhibits about the Hubble Space Telescope, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, the Windover Archaeological site and more. The museum is also home to 22 acres of nature trails through scrub, hammock, and wetland habitats.
Lee Wenner Park
With four boat ramps and access to the Indian River Boardwalk, Lee Wenner Park provides boating enthusiasts with a great launch point and picnic spot. Restrooms and a playground help keep it family friendly.
Once the launch site of the iconic space shuttles, Cape Canaveral now plays host to Space X, who frequently tests and launches rockets from the famed launchpad. The area is rich with space history, as well as a unique ecological landscape. Nearby residents can sometimes see launches from their home and hear the sonic boom of rockets leaving the atmosphere. Cape Canaveral is home to beautiful beaches and is easily accessible via A1A.
The east coast’s busiest cruise port, Port Canaveral is home to many popular cruise lines, including Disney. The area is also known for its camping, fishing, and beaches. Families may enjoy watching the cruise ships before picnicking at a local beach or possibly catching a weekend cruise.
Kennedy Space Center
The wonder of space is on full display at the Kennedy Space Center, where exhibits highlight astronauts and the mechanics of space travel. Enjoy an IMAX movie and immerse yourself in the stars as you learn about the various missions that have catapulted us through the universe.
Rollercoasters and boat rides aren’t the only thing Orlando has to offer. A vibrant nightlife, a booming economic center, and a slew of rich cultural experiences await visitors of the Central Florida city. Make a day trip or easily commute into work via 528.
Catch a wave at Cocoa Beach and enjoy the food and restaurants of the Cocoa Beach Pier. With multiple sites for beach access and popular beachside parks, Cocoa Beach is a great place to spend the day. Easily accessible from Cocoa, beachgoers can quickly get some sun on the shore or watch a surfing contest.
This 131-mile long river is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, a series of rivers and lagoons running from Boston to the Gulf of Mexico. A rich ecosystem for kayaking, fishing, windsurfing, and motorboating, the Indian River is home to manatees, dolphins, herons, and various species of fish.