Florida’s Space Coast has 72 miles of shoreline and is 45 minutes from Orlando. This is the place where the moon launches blasted away from earth, and site of the shuttle launches. The main attraction here is the is the Kennedy Space Center, and beautiful beaches.
Close by is Florida’s fastest growing port – Port Canaveral – where you can embark from the world class cruise terminals aboard affordable cruises to exotic Caribbean destinations or take a day cruise aboard a casino ship. Deep-sea fishing boats and day sails are also available.
This area also has water estuaries, marshes, and 250 sq. miles of wildlife refuges and eco-tours are another option for your family vacation. There is also fishing, surfing, boating, sightseeing, shopping, excellent dining, golfing, nightlife, and cruises.
One of the popular beaches in this area is Cocoa Beach.
It exemplifies everything that a family beach should be. Just six miles long and mostly less than one mile wide, Cocoa Beach is located on a barrier island with ocean beachfront running the entire length of its city limits.
The tropical climate and exotic landscapes of Cocoa Beach offer many ways to enjoy all kinds of recreation and
leisure on the six-mile stretch of white, sandy beach.
Or you can drive just a short distance to Orlando, where you can visit Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and see all Central Florida has to offer, then return to Cocoa Beach to enjoy dinner at one of the many dining spots on the beach, ranging from elegant to kick your shoes off casual.
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For more information visit the Space Coast Tourist Board