Points of Interest

Look for the Kid-friendly and Dog-friendly icons to see what activities and recommendations are accessible for the whole family!

The Beach!

Along the 6-mile stretch of Cocoa Beach you’ll find FORTY (40) beach access points that the city describes as “stub-end streets”- where the street ends and beach begins. In addition, there are 4 oceanfront parks with restrooms, showers, picnic tables and of course, more beach access.

Why We Love It

The sun-bronzed beach sand works for sunbathing and sand castle making alike. Though its world renowned waves are a surfers paradise, they’re still calm enough that families and novice beachgoers are able to enjoy a swim or their first surf lesson. 

Local Tip

The city’s website has a map with the various beach access points and parks (44 in total) as well as helpful tips for making sure your trip to the beach is enjoyable and safe. When bringing the dog, be sure to stick to the dog-friendly areas listed.

Kid-Friendly

Dog-Friendly

Brevard Zoo

Location

8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

Why We Love It

Of course we love the animals, but this zoo offers some unique experiences: giraffe and rhino encounters; kayaking tours; a train; paws on water area for young kids; an aquarium and zipline adventures making this zoo popular for toddlers, big kids and kids at heart (aka adults).

Local Tip

Buy your tickets online to save $ per ticket (and ensure admission) and be sure to check the reciprocal zoo & aquarium discounts if you have a membership in your hometown. 

Kid-Friendly

Cocoa Beach Pier

401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Why We Love It

The atmosphere and vibe overlooking the beach and ocean. You’ll likely see cruise ships in the distance and the launch pad. 

Local Tip

Grab a drink, appetizer or dessert but don’t choose this as a full meal. The food there is okay(ish) but we tend to opt for other places around town. 

Kid-Friendly

Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Why We Love It

Provides the opportunity to learn about the space program in an interactive way: bus tour, experiences and self- or guided- tour options. 

Local Tip

Leverage the preset itineraries recommended by KSCVC and plan AT LEAST a full day.

Kid-Friendly

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