Only 60 miles door to door from Southwest Orlando, Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to our community. Easy direct shot drive down 528 the Beachline and you and your family can be there quickly and start enjoying this cool little beach town.   Known for being a quiet sleepy beach town with a 24-hour surf shop, the Space Coast is once again a hot destination because of several recent events. The Pier which has been a Cocoa Beach staple since 1962 looks fantastic after renovations and the space program fueled by Elon Musk and SpaceX has the Space Coast buzzing like crazy. If you haven’t been back to Cocoa Beach in some time, you will be impressed with some great options for your summer trip.

Here are some quick highlights from our recent visits.


Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach

A short hour drive from Dr. Phillips area thee Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach is your launching pad to an unforgettable staycation on the Space Coast. Marriott loyalist will be excited to see they have a great option with direct beach actions. At the Courtyard Cocoa Beach Hotel, location is center strip (A1A) and the hotel features fresh, spacious rooms and everything you would expect from a first-class Courtyard Hotel.

Best Western Cocoa Beach

This hotel is right next door to the Cocoa Beach Pier! Once you check in, you are walking distance to many great restaurants and bars including Ohana J’s Steak & Seafood attached to the hotel. This hotel has direct beach access, is relaxed, well maintained and features several pools. For families who enjoy more space, check out their one-bedroom suite layout!


Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach

Great Hilton product right next door to their sister property Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach! Guests who stay at the Hampton Inn are also able to enjoy the amenities next door. The Hampton Inn features several different room types, and the one shown below offers families two Queen Beds as well as a pull-out sofa. Direct beach access and rooms with balconies overlooking the coastline are always an added bonus. If you are a Hilton Honors member we encourage you to give this hotel a try.


Downtown Cocoa Beach Dining Experiences:

Heidelberg Restaurant:

Stop by any night of the week and you will find Heidi and Meisterchef Edmund taking care of their guests. The minute you walk in you will experience the “coziest place in Brevard county”. The staff is excellent and will serve you the finest dishes from Cocoa Beach. The Heidelberg is quality rated by Zagat and Mobil guide and has won the readers choice award of Best of Brevard twelve years in a row! After dinner stick around and enjoy Jazz on the Beach!   Performances are nightly and the experience is a real romantic treat.

Flavour Kitchen And Wine Bar

Newest restaurant to hit the beach! Located in Downtown Cocoa Beach, next door to Heidelberg, Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a fresh take on wine bar cuisine. Chef Jason, the brother of Sandbar operator Andrew Bunin, loves the fact that you can watch him while he cooks for you! If you are in town May 27th make sure to visit the location as they will be having an all-day extravaganza! It all starts at 11:00 AM with BUBBLES, BRUNCH and BEATS which includes complimentary MIMOSAS and DJ Bart Kelley spinning some funky vibes. Chef Jason will be cooking up his morning culinary delights! The party continues from 6:00-9:00pm featuring a complimentary sampling with many of FLAVOUR’s favorites. Chef Jason and staff will open the doors so everyone can come “Taste the Flavour” of Cocoa Beach‘s newest downtown dining experience!


Sandbar Sports Grill

Sandbar Sports Grill is the quintessential beach bar! A hip & happening Sports bar right on Ocean Beach Blvd serving stiff drinks and a very relaxed and friendly vibe. Open every day till 2am, you can literally walk off the beach into the bar! Located next door to Shepard Park, Sand Bar Sports grill is the perfect place to go after a long beach day or for drinks to watch your favorite sports game. When you visit, make sure you ask for Andrew.


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