Sharon and Brian’s Cocoa Beach Guidebook

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Sharon and Brian’s Cocoa Beach Guidebook

Wildlife viewing.
A great place to see the wildlife of Florida. In the winter there a loads of migratory birds like great blue herons, ducks, coots and others. You can see small alligators along the canals.
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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
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A great place to see the wildlife of Florida. In the winter there a loads of migratory birds like great blue herons, ducks, coots and others. You can see small alligators along the canals.
A great place for viewing dolphins and manatee. You can book a kayaking tour, a boat tour, or take a dinner ride.
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Banana River
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A great place for viewing dolphins and manatee. You can book a kayaking tour, a boat tour, or take a dinner ride.
Book a fan boat tour to see alligators and birds on the nearby St. John's River.
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Saint Johns River
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Book a fan boat tour to see alligators and birds on the nearby St. John's River.
A great place for a Manatee encounter. Several of them stay in this small cove.
Manatee Cove
A great place for a Manatee encounter. Several of them stay in this small cove.
Place of Interest.
Not just a museum but a scientific institution where rockets are still being launched. Take a tour of the grounds and see the actual rockets that were launched throughout the years.
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Centro espacial John F. Kennedy
SR 405
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Not just a museum but a scientific institution where rockets are still being launched. Take a tour of the grounds and see the actual rockets that were launched throughout the years.
Food scene
Inventive food in a re-purposed gas station. Don't forget to try the yucca fries and other delectable items on the menu. Great back patio.
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4th Street Fillin Station
382 N Orlando Ave
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Inventive food in a re-purposed gas station. Don't forget to try the yucca fries and other delectable items on the menu. Great back patio.
A short walk on the beach and you are at a fun tiki bar with food and tropical drinks. Sometimes they have free live musical acts. Kids are welcome.
Longboards Tiki Beach Grille
A short walk on the beach and you are at a fun tiki bar with food and tropical drinks. Sometimes they have free live musical acts. Kids are welcome.
A great little place that is a short walk along the beach. Tropical drinks and dinner. Sometimes they have musical guests.
Mambos Beachside Bar & Grill
1300 N Atlantic Ave
A great little place that is a short walk along the beach. Tropical drinks and dinner. Sometimes they have musical guests.
Highly recommended for high-end but casual dining.
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Florida's Fresh Grill
2039 N Atlantic Ave
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Highly recommended for high-end but casual dining.
A great place for seafood and drinks. Right near the river. We once saw a manatee hanging out near the docks.
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Florida's Seafood Bar & Grill
480 West Cocoa Beach Causeway
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A great place for seafood and drinks. Right near the river. We once saw a manatee hanging out near the docks.
Neighborhoods
Downtown Cocoa Beach is a walk to the South along the beach or a short drive down Atlantic Ave (A1A). You will find a great many restaurants and bars, like Coconuts on the Beach, Slow and Low, Simply Delicious, Surfinista and others.
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Cocoa Beach
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Downtown Cocoa Beach is a walk to the South along the beach or a short drive down Atlantic Ave (A1A). You will find a great many restaurants and bars, like Coconuts on the Beach, Slow and Low, Simply Delicious, Surfinista and others.
Entertainment
An intimate place to see plays. There is an impressive line up of original scrips and talented actors.
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Surfside Players
301 Ramp Road
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An intimate place to see plays. There is an impressive line up of original scrips and talented actors.
Professional comedians come here and it is a surprisingly good show for such a small venue. Have a steak at Gregory's Steak House and head upstairs afterwards for a show. Might not be suitable for kids.
Gregory's Upstairs Comedy Club
900 N Atlantic Ave
Professional comedians come here and it is a surprisingly good show for such a small venue. Have a steak at Gregory's Steak House and head upstairs afterwards for a show. Might not be suitable for kids.
This zoo might be different from those up North. There are tropical plants and animal encounters. Feed giraffes, parakeets and other birds. There are also kayaking opportunities.
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Brevard Zoo
8225 North Wickham Road
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This zoo might be different from those up North. There are tropical plants and animal encounters. Feed giraffes, parakeets and other birds. There are also kayaking opportunities.
City/town information
There is a historic district on Brevard Street in Cocoa that is worth a visit. There are great shops and restaurants.
Cocoa
There is a historic district on Brevard Street in Cocoa that is worth a visit. There are great shops and restaurants.

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Save money at the Beach Shops
Ron Jon's is worth a visit, but for cheap beach ware and Cocoa Beach shirts, check out the Beach Shops in the area.
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Space coast busses
Its possible to vacation here without renting a car. There are many things within walking distance and a busses in the area.
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Rocket Launches from John F. Kennedy Space Center
Check Space X and NASA for the schedule. You can watch launches from the beach.
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Vacation clothes
Don't bother to shop ahead there are plenty of places to buy inexpensive vacation clothes in the area.