Cocoa Beach Area And Community Information

About Cocoa Beach



The beautiful city of Cocoa Beach, Florida is home to over six miles of ocean beaches and over 11,000 full-time residents. Just a short drive from Cape Canaveral Space Center, residents enjoy spectacular views of the space launches, all the while relaxing in a beach area known for its small-town atmosphere and many community amenities. The dynamic city of Cocoa Beach is home to an array of entertainment, dining, and shopping destinations. At night locals savor in the many delectable dishes served up at local restaurants, water-front cafes, and jazz clubs.

History Of Cocoa Beach


The beautiful coastal city of Cocoa Beach is known for its colorful and diverse history. The first settlers to the area were the Native Americans who lived within the Eastern coastal region of Florida. Once the Spanish arrived in the New World, the native population dwindled and the coastal region lay deserted until the 1800s.

Following the civil War, many freed slaves funneled into the area and tamed the lands of the wild Central Florida region. In 1888, a group of prominent men purchased the entire Cocoa Beach area for use in a later development.



By the 1920s, the development of Cocoa Beach was underway, thanks to a local attorney named Gus Edwards. Today, Gus C. Edwards is cited as being the founder of the modern city. On June 5, 1925, the town of Cocoa Beach was officially established thanks in large part to the efforts of Edwards, who envisioned the area to be the site of a future resort town.

By 1920, construction hand begun on a bridge to the town of Cocoa Beach. Opening up access to the beach allowed many new residents and tourists to make their way into the region. By the mid-1940s the town was a dynamic and growing residential area, thanks in large part to the nearby missile test facility at Cape Canaveral.

Over the next several decades, the town of Cocoa Beach saw a great increase in its population. Today, the beautiful Central Florida beach community continues to grow and change with the times.

Living in Cocoa Beach


Cocoa Beach is home to a wonderful and growing community. Residents of the tropical and lush beach community enjoy access to year-round beach recreation, excellent schools, many beautiful parks, and public facilities.

The picturesque beach community is nestled in between the two well-known national space complexes of Cape Canaveral and the Patrick Air Force Base. Because of its location, the city of Cocoa Beach is indelibly linked to the name of the space program.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
Cocoa Beach offers up many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. Residents of the coastal city enjoy access to many wonderful restaurants that offer everything from sumptuously prepared fresh Florida seafood to fabulous Southern style classics. Shopping in the area presents one with an array of shops specializing in everything from surfing apparel and designer clothes to home decor and more. The Space Coast is home to a lively arts and culture scene that provides many options in weekly and nightly entertainment performances, as well as many annual events that are hosted in the area throughout the year.

Parks And Recreation
The city of Cocoa Beach is dedicated to providing an excellent quality of life for all its residents. The small city offers beach access throughout the city, as well as three beautiful beach-side parks. The city's 27-hole public golf course is a delight to many and offers residents a chance to participate in year-round recreation on an open public green. In addition, the many wonderful playgrounds, tennis courts and pools located throughout the city ensure that residents of all ages may remain active throughout the year.

Ocean-side Parks
  • - Alan Shepard Park
  • - Lori Wilson Park
  • - Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park
  • - Sidney Fischer Park

    Neighborhood Parks
  • - Astronaut Memorial Gardens
  • - Cash Park
  • - Cocoa Isles Park
  • - Constitution Bicentennial Park
  • - Cove Park
  • - Cameron Barkley Park
  • - McLarty Park
  • - Ramp Road Park
  • - Triangle Park
  • - Wall Park


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