Cocoa Beach, FL Meeting Planning Overview
A surfing haven and phenomenal deep-sea fishing area, Cocoa Beach offers the quintessential Florida beach experience with miles of sandy beaches, beachfront hotels and waterfront restaurants. And Cocoa Beach event venues do everything they can to reinforce that experience. Cocoa Beach is 22 miles from Melbourne International Airport, 52 miles from Orlando International Airport, 60 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, 62 miles from Walt Disney World and 60 miles from downtown Orlando. Cocoa Beach's location about an hour's drive from Orlando's theme park corridor presents other opportunities for day trips and spouse programs.
Hotel venues in Cocoa Beach include a menu of beachfront options, with properties such as the 148-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach (10,000 square feet of meeting space); the 296-room Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, with 10,000 square feet of meeting space; and the 500-room International Palms Resort & Conference Center, with 13,000 square feet of meeting space.
As event venues in Cocoa Beach go, the 800-foot Cocoa Beach Pier is a unique gathering spot for groups with its five bars, four restaurants, retail shops and arcade. For banquets and receptions, the 38,000-square-foot Cocoa Beach Country Club offers event space.
Exceptional public oceanfront parks like Alan Shepard Park, Sydney Fischer Park and Lori Wilson Park afford easy beach access in Cocoa Beach. Group activity favorites in the area include the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Canaveral National Seashore/Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which are located 19 miles away in Titusville. For surfing enthusiasts, Cocoa Beach is home to the Ron Jon Surf Shop, the world's largest surfing accessories store.
Dining at a waterfront restaurant with panoramic views is a popular pastime in Cocoa Beach. Some of the selections oozing with al fresco ambiance are Coconuts on the Beach, Sunset Cafe and Island Waterfront Bar & Grill.