Cocoa Beach Area Attractions
Besides basking in the sun on our awesome beach, the Cocoa Beach area offers a myriad of attractions to check out while you're here!!
RON JON SURF SHOP
Located on A1A in Cocoa Beach, (321) 799-8888
Coined "One Of A Kind," Ron Jons is the world's largest surf shop, and has everything you need for fun in the sun. Not actually a theme park, just a "must see" attraction in Cocoa Beach.
Located just east of I-95 at 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. (321) 254-WILD
Stroll through Latin America, Native Florida and Australia featuring over 400 animals including alligators, giant anteater, marmoset, jaguar, eagle, river otter, kangaroo, kookaburra and more. Also features a train ride and beautiful exotic birds in a free-flight aviary. Explore the "Paws-On" interactive learning area, an adventurous playground, and get up close and personal with a wide variety of friendly, domesticated animals.
The Dinosaur Store®
250 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
The Dinosaur Store® boasts the largest in-stock selection of fossils and minerals in the world. Many of our fossils are excavated by The Dinosaur Store® staff, while other items are hand-selected by Steve during his frequent travels through out the world. Browse our unbelievable collection of authentic dinosaur teeth, dinosaur claws, fossil shark teeth, fossil skulls, trilobites, dinosaur replicas & dinosaur reproductions (castings), amber specimens & jewelry, and meteorites.
Founded in the summer of 1995 by Steve and Donna Cayer. The Dinosaur Store® stems from a life long love of dinosaurs and nature. With three million dollars of inventory, and fifty-four dinosaur skeletons, some of which are in traveling museum exhibits, Steve and Donna's twenty one years of digging and collecting fossils makes The Dinosaur Store® inventory second to none. Steve and Donna travel to several continents per year, and personally dig or hand select each specimen in the field guaranteeing the finest quality.
Normal Fall Store Hours:
Sat 10:00 - 7:00
Sun. 12:00 -5:00
COCOA BEACH PIER
Located 1/2 mile north of SR 520 at 401 Meade Ave., Cocoa Beach. (321) 783-7549
This is a historical landmark in Cocoa Beach, stretching 840 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, and features a wide array of restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops. Fishing is allowed on the pier, and rentals are available.
MELBOURNE GREYHOUND PARK
1100 N. Wickham Rd. in Melbourne. (321) 259-9800
Greyhound racing takes place here November through April.
MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
On SR 406 (Garden St./Exit 80, I-95) in Titusville. (321) 861-0667
At the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, nature affirms its spirit and lives in harmony with over 1,045 species of plants and animals, including gators, bobcats, wild hogs, broomeliads and mangroves, plus 310 species of birds including snowy egrets, white ibises, great blue herons and red-tailed hawks. Fifteen wildlife species federally listed as endangered or threatened live here, including sea turtles, Gopher Tortoises, Ospreys, West Indian Manatees, southern Bald Eagles and Florida scrub jays. No buildings or seawalls distrub this 40-plus mile long wilderness (and clothing optional) beach, and not to be missed is the 6-mile self-guided Black Point Wildlife Drive.
ASTRONAUT MEMORIAL PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY
BCC Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa. (321) 634-3732
Florida's largest planetarium features star shows, a 3-story IWERKS movie theater and laser shows. The building also houses a fully accessible observatory, a hands-on demonstration hall and a museum honoring space explorers from around the world.
COCOA BEACH SKATE PARK
1450 Minuteman Cswy, Cocoa Beach. (321) 868-3238
Cocoa Beach is home to a masterpiece skate-park in Florida, home base of Team Pain. This buttery smooth park is no exception to Team Pain's rule of building great parks. It's got a crazy bowl section and a street course.
FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER
179 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa. (321) 638-1000
This 16-acre energy center was created to explore Florida's most abundant energy source...the sun. It's library holds a collection of several thousand books and documents. Located next to Brevard Community College, Cocoa Campus.
FUNNTASIA FANTASY GOLF
6355 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral. (321) 799-4856
Miniature golf at its best, this park features two 18-hole courses, magnificently landscaped with waterfalls and flowing streams.
You can also check out this great book, about one tank trips around the area.