Space Coast & Cocoa Beach

Florida's Space Coast

Sun, Surf & Space

Luxury Holidays in Space Coast & Cocoa Beach

Your Space Coast & Cocoa Beach holiday will wrap you up in a relaxing cycle of sunbathing, swimming and some serious adventure. Be there in person to watch a rocket launch, take to the sea for a swim or soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand, then dine on the pier before kicking back to relax some more at your exclusive hotel. Cocoa Beach is all about space, white silky sand and deep blue sea - with this trio, life doesn’t get much more luxurious. However we understand that relaxation means different things to different people, and at ‘wave central’ there are plenty of high adrenaline activities too, making this a vibrant holiday for everyone. 

A holiday in Space Coast & Cocoa Beach is one for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Not far away stands the Kennedy Space Center, NASA’S launch headquarters; and nowhere else on this planet does so much astounding natural beauty sit side by side with a technological marvel of such poignancy.

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Space Coast & Cocoa Beach

    •    Watch a magnificent live rocket launch 
    •    Explore the ancient cypress forests by airboat
    •    Kayak through seas that light up with bioluminesent algae
    •    Step into the shoes of an astronaut at NASA Kennedy Space Center
    •    Daytona Beach is close by
    •    Lively nightlife and restaurants
    •    Great for surfing
    •    Get a hole in one at one of the two LPGA International premier 18-hole golf courses
    •    Spot some of Cocoa Beach’s natural wonders - dolphins, eagles and turtles
    •    Visit the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop

Things to do in Space Coast & Cocoa Beach

As the Beach Boys told us, “Everybody goes surfing, surfing USA”, so , why don’t you give it a go? At  Space Coast & Cocoa Beach life pretty much revolves around the sea, so pick up that board and take to the water! If you’re new to surfing there are a variety of lessons to choose from. Also take a visit to the legendary Ron Jon’s surf shop to get kitted out.

Port Canaveral is one of the busiest ports in the world, and from here you can take a boat out and go deep sea fishing in the Atlantic. If you’re excited by the natural beauty of this part of the world then take an airboat and explore the beautiful ancient cypress forests.

A visit to one of the seven wonders of the contemporary world, the NASA Kennedy Space Center, is a must.  Here you can watch footage shot by astronauts at the five-story IMAX cinema, take part in interactive exhibits and step into a replica space orbiter. Nearby Daytona Beach, ‘the world’s most famous beach’, boasts many museums of marine life and fishing centres and is well worth a visit.

Weather in Space Coast & Cocoa Beach

Space Coast & Cocoa Beach has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are typically hot and humid with highs usually in the 90s and a heat index often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are dry and mild, marked by a constant series of cold fronts and warm-ups and normally people are back to sunbathing on the sand in March.

Facts About Space Coast & Cocoa Beach 

    •    County – Florida
    •    Population - 11,920
    •    Land Area – 4.9 square miles
    •    Currency – US Dollar

Space Coast & Cocoa Beach Holidays 2024 / 2025

Please avoid disappointment and book early for your 2024 & 2025 holidays. We at Kenwood Travel have over 45 years of experience in providing bespoke luxury all inclusive holidays, weddings and honeymoons. Save your place on the soft sand of Cocoa Beach!

Top Picks

Best Western Space Shuttle Inn

3* out of 5 stars

Enjoy a host of excellent facilities and a terrific location with this deluxe Cocoa Beach resort. It boasts an expansive fitness centre, swimming pool and invigorating spa rooms.

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

3* out of 5 stars

Superbly situated right by the Atlantic Ocean and boasting a range of comfortable rooms, this hotel is perfect for discovering Florida's gorgeous East Coast.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-5)
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location Space Coast, Florida
  • Flying time 12 hours & 30 minutes

Things to do

Explore Space

Explore Space

Discover the history of humanity’s relationship with leaving our motherland Earth for exploring the stars. Visit the Kennedy Space Center where some of the world’s most incredible space attractions reside. See the real Space Shuttle Atlantis and Saturn V rocket, learn of NASA achieved the moon landing, look to the future to see the visionary designs forecasting humanity’s deep space travel, or experience the feeling of launching into space on a shuttle simulator. Visit sights that will inspire our future space explorers and aspiring astronauts.

Watch A Launch

Watch A Launch

There’s no better place on Earth to witness firsthand the magnificence of something leaving our world for the vast expanse of space. With more rocket launches happening now than ever before, companies like SpaceX and United Launch Alliance fill the schedule meaning there are often no weeks that go by without some sort of launch. There are a multitude of areas up and down the coast that offer unique perspectives for watching the next launch.

Stars of the Sea

Stars of the Sea

The stars of space aren’t the only light to marvel at in these parts. Between the months of June to October, chemical reactions within plankton and other marine life bring light and life into the waters upon contact. Rent a kayak and take to the waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and/or Indian River Lagoon at dusk. With each stroke of your paddle, be mesmerised by how the ocean turns into a scene reminiscent of the night sky with lights swirling all around.

Cruise the Coast

Cruise the Coast

Enjoy an evening boat cruise at sunset over the coast after a day of relaxing on gorgeous sandy beaches, keeping an eye out for the resident dolphins, manatees, fish, and migrating birds. Or for more thrill seekers, speed around the many waterways in search of alligators on the incredible airboats.

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