Cocoa Beach town
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Cocoa Beach is a surfer town that is fairly run-down but has its own retro charm. Salt breezes blow on the ugly buildings (some of the art deco buildings aren't bad) that are half a century old. Giant tourist superstores line the main road, Atlantic Ave, selling boogie boards, t-shirts, and sunscreen. The Ron Jon Surf Shop is HUGE and so cool with its brightly-painted yellow and blue art deco exterior. Inside is a tiny surf museum. There is a statue of Kelly Slater, world-famous champion surfer who grew up in Cocoa Beach, where Atlantic Ave and Orlando Ave meet. His stance in this statue is awesome, so drive by it! Many of the restaurants are on Orlando Ave and Atlantic Ave between Minutemen Causeway and 4th St. The best place to eat is Roberto's Little Havana, a friendly indoor restaurant, with live music and good food. Fat Kahuna's is a hawaiian themed restaurant near the water. Simply Delicious is a nice breakfast cafe on Orlando Ave. After shopping and eating, have a swim or surfing lesson at Cocoa Beach and Pier. While in the area, make sure you check out the space museums, such as the expensive but well-worth-it Kennedy Space Center and the Astronaut Hall of Fame (included in your space center ticket). For a more charming town, check out Cocoa Village, with its attractive historic architecture, on the river.
Also on the Space Coast is Brevard Zoo, which is in a gorgeous jungle and is a pure joy to walk around!
The main area of Cocoa Beach lies on Orlando Ave and Atlantic Ave between Minutemen Causeway and 4th St. Ron Jon Surf Shop, 4151 N. Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach FL 32931, call (321) 799-8820.Roberto's Little Havana, 26 N. Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach FL 32931, call (321) 784-1868.Fat Kahuna's, 8 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach FL 32931, call (321) 613-3860.Simply Delicious Cafe, 125 N. Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach FL 32931, call (321) 783-2012.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.