Cocoa Beach Journals

Cocoa Beach -- Close to Disney and Fun in the Sun

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An April 2003 trip to Cocoa Beach by Laura Z

Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet CLB Reservations Photo, Cocoa Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: Cocoa Beach is a nice family destination. There are clean oceanfront resorts and it is a short, traffic-free run to Orlando. Try staying here next time you want the beach and a day or two of theme park fun.

Discovery Beach Resort

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Best Things Nearby:The on-site beach is very nice. Kennedy Space Center is close by. Disney is less than an hour away.Best Things About the Resort:It is directly on the beach, clean, and family friendly.Resort Experience:The resort is located a block from Rt. 520 off A1A, very close to the Cocoa Beach pier. It is situated right on the beach, with the pool in front of the resort next to the parking lot. Units are assigned based upon the one you exchanged into through RCI. There are no changes before or at check-in. Smoking is permitted but a deodorizer is provided if the unit smells. Check-in is very fast. Luggage carts are conveniently located by the door. P...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Discovery Beach Resort
300 BARLOW AVE
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
(321) 868-7777

Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet CLB Reservations

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Hotel | "Ocean Landings Resort"

Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet CLB Reservations Photo, Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:The resort is on Cocoa Beach, minutes to the Kennedy Space Center and less than an hour to Orlando.Best Things About the Resort:It's located directly on the beach with stunning views of the ocean. It is a great family destination and a wonderful home base for exploring the area. Clean and friendly too!Resort Experience:We very much enjoyed our stay at Ocean Landings. I would return again. BEACH: We really enjoyed the beaches at Cocoa Beach, especially the waves for boogie boards! My young sons could run out into the surf and still be within a few inches of water. The tide was low and allowed for them to play in the surf. The...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2004

Ocean Landings Resort and Racquet CLB Reservations
900 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
(321) 783-9435

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

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Restaurant | "Grills Restaurant and Tiki Bar"

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Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar is the place to see and be seen. The bar, restaurant, and every inch surrounding the docks are filled with people happily listening to reggae music with tropical drinks in hand. The restaurant, recommended to me by the resort staff, is located in Port Canaveral. When we arrived in the parking lot, there were cars, boats and motorcycles everywhere. It took a while to find a spot. Once we did, we put our name in on the hostess' list and waited to be called. The wait was about 20 minutes. We arrived somewhat early so I can't imagine how long it must be during primetime. Be aware if you come with children that the bar is...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2004

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
505 Glen Cheek Drive
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
(321) 868-2226

Jungle Adventures

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Jungle Adventures Photo, Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Jungle Adventures is a 20-acre park and wildlife sanctuary dedicated to Florida’s eco-tourism that has been in operation for over 25 years. It isn’t like one of the glitzy theme parks you will find in Disney, but rather a unique experience for close encounters with native wildlife. It is run by people who enjoy working with animals and who take pleasure in bringing visitors into their world. The park is located in Christmas, FL, just seven miles west of Titusville, on East Highway 50. You can’t miss "Swampy", the most unique entrance we’ve ever seen (see photo below). You walk around the sanctuary at your own pace. The average time is about three hours. They offer several programs and t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 27, 2004

Jungle Adventures
26205 East Highway (S.R.) 50
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32709
(407) 568-1354

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

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Attraction | "Twister Airboat Rides at Lone Cabbage"

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For Children: These Coast Guard certified deluxe airboats are great for kids. Other airboats I looked into in the area are set high so they don’t allow children for safety reasons. These boats allow guests to sit safely inside. My four- and six-year-old sons loved the experience! Entering: When you first enter the parking lot, it seems like a roadside bar. There were lots of cars parked in front of a local pub. However, upon entering, you realized that this is the real deal. You can sit outside on the picnic tables or inside and get a real feel for the local culture. After you’ve paid your admission, you are called by boat number to board. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2004

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp
8199 King Street Route 520
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32926-7214
(321) 632-4199