Located on a barrier island and nestled between the great Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon, “World Famous” Cocoa Beach was first homesteaded by freed slaves after the Civil War. The 75th anniversary of its 1925 incorporation was celebrated in 2000 with live entertainment, parties, contests and tournaments.
Today, this community of 12,850 enjoys activities such as swimming, surfing, surf casting, wading and sunbathing on its six miles of accessible ocean beaches. Fishing is a popular pastime for locals and tourists alike, either in the Atlantic Ocean from the beach, pier, jetties or local charter boats, or on the Indian and Banana rivers.
The city owns and operates the Cocoa Beach Country Club which is open to the public. Its challenging 27-hole golf course is located on the river’s edge, and the club also offers six lighted tennis courts and an Olympic size swimming pool.
Other points of interest include the Cocoa Beach Pier, the Surfside Playhouse, and world-renowned Ron Jon’s Surf shop.
Cocoa Beach’s residents mainly belong to the demographic group in which more than half of the population are over 50 years old. Nearly a quarter of the homes in this city are single person. Those living in Cocoa Beach typically own single-family houses or condominiums, and keep busy by golfing, walking, boating, and going to the beach.
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