Cocoa Beach, along Florida’s Space Coast, makes for an out-of-this-world family vacation. Your group can ride some waves, check out Cocoa Beach’s world-famous pier, marvel at Ron Jon’s, the world’s largest surf shop, hike through nature preserves, and explore mankind’s greatest journey at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch-pad areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and – if your timing is just right – even view a launch… Read more from Visit Florida
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- Tourist markets are surfing, the beach, and nearby Kennedy Space Center.
- World Famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, receives 2 million visitors a year. Cocoa Beach is home to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
- The Cocoa Beach Pier, formerly known as the Cape Canaveral Pier, was built in 1962. An annual Easter Surfing Festival began in 1964. An estimated 100,000 spectators attend annually.
- The largest charity surfing festival, National Kidney Foundation Pro-Am Surfing Festival, has been held every Labor Day Weekend in Cocoa Beach since 1985
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