What is it? Cocoa’s stunning sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see in either direction, pounded by the Atlantic surf.
Why go? Whether you want to surf the waves or spend lazy days catching rays, with 233 sunny days per year Cocoa Beach is the place to do it. This surprisingly uncrowded beach is one of Florida’s top surfing destinations so bring your wetsuit and boogie board, or hire one from the beach rental shops nearby. Eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater grew up on these waves, so you can pay homage as you ride in his wake.