discover the space coast communities
A day in North Central Brevard takes you to the historical
communities of Cocoa and Rockledge, tourist destinations since
the 19th century. Across the causeway, the quintessential beach
town, Cocoa Beach, beckons.
Cocoa Village with its abundance of 1920s buildings begs
visitors to slow down and take it easy. Enjoy lunch at Ossorio
Bakery and Café and spend the afternoon discovering
unusual gifts at boutiques such as Anatolian Designs
and Antilles Trading Co., which boasts a pirate museum.
When dinner time comes around, dine al fresco or inside
in elegantly appointed dining rooms at award-winning
There is no shortage of restaurants here and the latenight
scene includes the likes of the Dog n Bone British
Pub, Village Biergarten, and George and Dragon.
WESTGATE COCOA BEACH PIER
Cocoa Village’s Riverfront Park is the site for many outdoor
events, from reggae concerts to vegan festivals. Here, Brevard
Symphony Orchestra plays its Fourth of July concert, a free
performance capped with fireworks.
Don’t forget Cocoa Beach! This quintessential beach town is a
surfer’s mecca and home to Ron Jon Surf Shop, its surf school
and the Florida Surf Museum. It is also headquarters for one of
the nation’s coolest events, Surfing Santas, an annual tradition
that attracts hundreds of surfers dressed as St. Nick.
See the cruise ships arrive and leave while dining at Cocoa
Beach Pier, or get a bird’s eye view of the beach with Cocoa
Beach Helicopter tours. The Dinosaur Store takes you back to
the land before time. In nearby Cape Canaveral, the Wizard of
Oz Museum follows the Yellow Brick Road and Cape Canaveral
Lighthouse, a beacon of Brevard for 150 years, provides a
fascinating look at times long past.
Expect the unexpected in a day here.
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