I've been to Cocoa Beach several times, but stayed there only once. I will NEVER stay there again. There was an extreme amount of crime throughout the area, and we never felt very safe. As a matter of fact, we even left a day early because of it, and my husband does not scare easily. Another time when we went with a large group just for the day, we all looked out for one another. We had a lot of high school students with us, and a few younger siblings. All of the adults were highly aware of the people around us, and even had to run off a jewelry vendor who was carrying his wares in a beach towel. Sorry, I love KSC, but I am definitely not a fan of Cocoa Beach.