5 Natural Things-to-Do Near Cocoa Beach

There’s no doubt that man-made, developed parts Cocoa Beach is  a blast! But the natural Flora and Fauna in this East coast Florida area boast marvelous views and adventures.

1. Navigate the waterways

Wildlife Watersports

129 Manatee Lane Cocoa Beach FL, 32931 | 321-785-3244

Get your fill of the river’s natural beauty and wildlife. Rentals include Kayaks, Paddleboards, Jet Skis and Boat Rentals near Banana River. You may encounter wonderful wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, rays, crabs, birds and more! Stick around the river for one of the most glorious sunsets you may ever see.

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2. Soar with an Eco-Tour

Cocoa Beach Helicopters 

673 Dave Nisbet Dr. Port Canaveral, FL 32920 | 321.392.4125

Extend your tour down the beach to see all of the Cocoa Beach area. Then your pilot will take you over the Banana River where you will circle the Thousand Islands, home of pelicans, manatees, and dolphin. Absolutely incredible!

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3. Take a Hike

River Lakes Conservation Area

Vast natural landscapes, wildlife at every turn! Return to native Florida at this original Wetland area & wildlife habitat popular for bird-watching, fishing, boating, hiking & picnicking. Hunting is also permitted during season.



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4. “Sea” the Turtles


Sea Turtle Preservation Society Turtle Walk

111 South Miramar Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903 | 321-676-1701

Although it is up to Mother Nature, there’s a very good chance you’ll see one or some of these glorious animals laying their young. You arrive on the night of your walk, at your designated location, no later than 8:45 PM you are shown a presentation about sea turtles that nest in our area, the threats they encounter, and what you can do to help.

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5. Off-the-Beaten Path Beach

Jetty Park Beach & Pier – Port Canaveral

400 Jetty Park Rd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 | (321) 783-7111

4.5 acres of soft, pristine, sandy beach designated for Jetty Park guests. On the beach you are protected with lifeguards on duty all year round. A handicapped-accessible, 1,200-ft. paved and lighted fishing pier (open 24-hours a day) extends into the ocean, delighting experience anglers and novices alike. The park also offers rentals, campgrounds, and cabins.

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