Summer Staycation Guide

Be a tourist in your own town.

We’re lucky to live where others vacation. But, it’s important to take advantage of that! Cocoa Beach is teeming with fun for all kinds and all ages. We put together this guide to have as much fun as a visitor, right here at home.


Cocoa Beach Helicopters 

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

Take an exciting helicopter tour right over Cocoa Beach! Take your loved ones on the adventure of a lifetime, Enjoy incredible views of Florida’s coastlines and classic landmarks from the birdseye perspective of a Robinson R-44 helicopter. Absolutely incredible!

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Aerial Adventures

6419 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 | 321-613-0047

Here, you’ll be suspended in the air on 45 ft poles as you navigate your way through 50 unique challenges set in a canopy. Have fun and challenge yourself while traversing through live oak trees trees.

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 Cocoa Beach Jet Ski Rentals

1872 E Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island, FL. 32952 | 321-984-9986

This rental shop is right on the beach and is a one stop shop for all things water rentals! Featuring Boats, Jet Skis, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Beach Umbrellas, Surf Boards and Kayaks. The rentals are affordable and the staff is friendly and accommodating which makes the whole process a blast.

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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.

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A1A Beach Rentals 

6811 N Atlantic Ave Cape Canaveral Fl 32920 | 321-505-7455

A1A Beach Rentals may not have the best website, but they sure do have the best rates and a great location. The highlight here is the affordable surf lessons and option to rent the board for the rest of the day for just $15 more. If you live in Cocoa Beach and haven’t given surfing a try, the time is now! A1A also has SO many rentals – from bikes to boats, canopies to cornhole, you’ll find anything you need to enjoy the entire day, weekend or entire week.

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BIG ART Studios  

18 N Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321-604-0817
Check out some incredible prints, furniture and original designs by local artist Rick Piper at his own studio/gallery. Browse in fascination and take home an original works if it speaks to you.

 Ray Baldino Studios

51 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321-446-4010
Have your photos taken by a true professional at this local Cocoa Beach studio which specializes in an array pf portrait styles, from family photos to boudoir – try something new and have some fun, then order prints to memorialize the experience!


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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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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Where to stay

Find a home away from home, near your home. Sometime’s sleeping in a different bed in a different place is just what you need to feel revived, but who says it has to be far?

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

2080 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | (321) 783-9222

Hilton Oceanfront hotel in Cocoa Beach, FL has the amenities you need to feel like you’ve flown a world away. Enjoy inviting rooms, mere steps to the beautiful beach, a great pool, delicious dining options and wonderful drinks. Step outside to the spacious patio bar, enjoy some drinks before heading out onto the beach. Luxury.

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International Palms Resorts

1300 North Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321-783-2271

Enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere right here in Cocoa Beach. Set on 13 pristine oceanfront acres, International Palms offers a pirate-themed pool, live reggae bands, and fire pits that beckon families, friends or lovers to relax and unwind. Not to mention the rescue gators exhibit in the lobby, so cool.

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Discovery Beach Resort 

300 Barlow Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | (321) 868-7777

1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos available to rent nightly or weekly. The resort offers daily planned activities for all age ranges, a vast pool, free wifi and an in-house movie theatre.

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The Resort on Cocoa Beach

1600 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321-783-4000

This grand property offers on-site activities, a beautiful expansive pool area, in-house cinema that plays multiple movies throughout the day, BBQ area indoor kids play area, arcade and more! You sure won’t run out of things to do on this marvelous property.

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Ocean landings Resort

900 N. Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931 | 800-323-8413

Escape from it all at this unique resort. Ocean Landings makes unwinding incredibly easy with a variety of affordable packages including – a Spa Retreat, Romantic Getaway, and Casino Stay & Play. Relax and unwind in the unpretentious tropical atmosphere.

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There’s always something going on in and around this awesome beach town, take a look at our calendar for upcoming events and check back for updates!

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