Cocoa Beach Pier, Cocoa Beach

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Stretching 244 m (800 ft) into the Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach Pier provides fantastic views as well as a number of shopping and dining opportunities. Choose from five restaurants, four bars, and several stores. Witness the "surfing capital of the East Coast" in action at Mai Tiki Bar, which offers views of surfers battling the waves. Anglers can enjoy fishing from the pier, and spectators can watch them reel in their catches. A license is not required to fish from here, and equipment is available to rent. A visit to Cocoa Beach Pier represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cocoa Beach family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We went to the pier to burn some time not just lay around the resort. We stopped at Keith's Oyster Bar for a drink and some shrimp and to listen to the live music they had. Then we walked to the Rikki...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We had a great meal there, the views are amazing, it was such a fun place to take the family and visit!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    $2 entry for sightseeing but the hut at the end redeems that against your first purchase, even if you don't buy anything it's worth $2 for the view of the beach and looking down on the surfers, lots o...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    I have been coming here ever since I was 7 years old. I have always lived in Orlando. I used to surf here as a child and teenager. I'm 41 years old now. This is the best place to visit if you are a local, local to central Florida, or if you are visiting from anywhere else. Hands down the best family beach and pier in the world. Surfs up!
  • May 18, 2017
    Cool little pier but it costs $20 to park. This is one of the first beaches you will find coming east from Orlando. It is a great little place but it is expensive. It will cost $20 to park at the Pier and even if you find better parking farther away it will cost you $2 a person to go to the end of the pier (which is worth going to do). There is a good amount of food and retail options on the pier. Good waves for basic surfing on the beach and plenty of beach
  • June 27, 2017
    The pier did need updating the last time I was here, but it has lost that local feel. Still enjoy coming here but the food doesn't need to be so fancy, just good, simple and inexpensive. The pier does look great and I'm glad it is being repaired, how about making a little more room for fishing ? All in all, a good day of people watching!
  • May 27, 2017
    We like this place and have gone often. If parking is a bit expensive and you aren't afraid to walk a few steps then drive around and find a cheaper spot or pay in the meters. Within the sand and rent an umbrella. Definitely worth it. Great service.
  • July 3, 2017
    Nice place to grab a bite to eat or a drink and watch the ocean. We didn't swim here, but lots of people did. Looked fun. Surf lessons were offered. There are lots of rental options as well.

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Where to stay in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach attracts water lovers from around the world, but because of this room rates increase the closer you get to the ocean. If you don't need to sleep right on the beach, avoid the oceanfront and consider one of the city's inns or motels that cater to business travelers and cruise ship passengers. Though they rarely offer direct beach access, these types of establishments provide clean and comfortable rooms at a fraction of the price charged by the big chains.
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