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Surf at Florida
CommentsHere at Pure Vacations we regard Florida’s Cocoa Beach as one of the finest all-purpose surfing destinations in the world. Whatever your standard of surfing you’ll enjoy Cocoa Beach, which is one of those rare places where alluring natural beauty melds harmoniously with a 21st century lifestyle. And even better, it comes at a great price!
Imagine… you may be walking down to the beach and see an eagle soaring across a brilliant blue sky or the dramatic silver bullet of a space rocket streaking into orbit from nearby Cape Canaveral; out in the surf a pelican may swoop close by or a dolphin swim past you; and on the waves you may even spot Kelly Slater busting a few hot moves – this is the six times world champion’s home break, after all! All our accommodation is even close to Kelly’s own home.
Cocoa Beach provides you with six miles of soft sand fronted by consistent 2-4 ft waves (although overhead surf is not uncommon at certain times of year) and offshore conditions most mornings. Water temperatures never drop below 62F and air temperatures rarely dip below 72F, meaning that for most of the year it’s a board shorts only destination. There are also other surf spots locally, such as the historic Cocoa Beach Pier where world-class surfers rip the waves breaking off the pier - and there’s also the option on the pier of great restaurants, good shops and excellent fishing when you want a break from the waves.
Or check out Ron Jon’s, the world’s largest surf shop, open 24 hours a day, and next door to Cocoa Beach Surf Shop which has its own wave – great for long board cruising and a fun place to get some air and barrels on your short board!
Cocoa Beach has so much to offer that even if the surf goes flat there’s no chance of getting bored – check out these incredible options:
Deep sea fishing in the Atlantic
Airboat flights over ancient cypress forests
Great nightlife, from a peaceful evening watching the sun set on the Indian or Banana Rivers to excellent restaurants ranging from elegant to sand-in-your-shoes casual and great nightclubs (check out Jack Baker’s Lobster Shack, a favourite with Pure Vacations Surfers – the Crab legs are delicious!)
A visit to the incredible Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, an essential part of anybody's Florida experience. There are tours around the enormous launch pads and you can relive the Apollo Moon Launch in a literally spine-tingling simulation
Brevard Zoo, with over 400 animals from all over the world including jaguars, river otters and kangaroos – or see animals in their natural habitat at the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you might even spot endangered species such as Florida 's native manatee and sea turtles
And finally, of course, there’s Disney World only a 45 minutes drive away
Since Cocoa Beach is less than an hour from the region’s main airports you can be in the surf within a couple of hours of landing in Florida, and with great waves and all the other amazing attractions that this corner of Florida has to offer you can be sure that surfing Cocoa Beach will be a surf trip to remember! Florida - USA