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Vacation Cocoa Beach Florida
Small swim suits and big muscles
A great Florida beach know for it's small swimsuits and muscle bound men. It is still a family destination if you don't mind a thong here and there. Beautiful women and muscle bound men flock to this florida destination for sun and fun.
Tourism Cocoa Beach
Ron Jon's, a surf shop, receives 2 million visitors a year.] Cocoa Beach is home to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
The Cocoa Beach Pier, formerly known as the Cape Canaveral Pier, was built in 1962. An annual Easter Surfing Festival began in 1964. An estimated 100,000 spectators watch. An annual Beach Fest is held in May.
An air show in 2009 drew a crowd estimated at 30,000.
There is a store that sells dinosaur and other fossils.
The Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival drew 50,000 visitors in 2009.
A Space Coast Art Festival is held annually.
The largest charity surfing festival, National Kidney Foundation Pro-Am Surfing Festival, has been held every Labor Day Weekend in Cocoa Beach.
History of Cocoa Beach
The first non-native settlement in the area was by a family of freed slaves following the Civil War. In 1888, a group of men from Cocoa bought the entire tract of land, which went undeveloped until it was bought out in 1923 by a member of the group-Gus Edwards, Cocoa's city attorney. At that time, Edwards' total holdings included approximately 600 acres (2.4 km2) and he had stopped practicing law to devote all his efforts to developing the area.
The Town of Cocoa Beach was established on June 5, 1925. Gus C. Edwards was elected as mayor and served as a commissioner along with J.A. Haisten, and R.Z. Grabel. On July 27, 1925, Cocoa Beach held its first official meeting at the Cocoa Beach Casino, and adopted the City Seal. ] A little less than a month later, plans for a pier became official.
Cocoa Beach is one of the rare places where ancient cypress forests meld with state-of-the-art technology. The perfect balance of sea and space, Cocoa beach is vacation nirvana for those seeking family beaches or best value beaches. Here, pristine nature preserves and expansive beaches meet the excitement of a space shuttle streaking into orbit.
Although Central Florida isn't a beach destination, it is home to the world's top tourist attraction - Orlando's Walt Disney World. Families, snowbirds and even honeymooners will enjoy a side trip to this magical world just one hour away from the beach.
Visit the exciting Kennedy Space Center and learn everything about our travels in space. Tour Kennedy Space Center, see IMAX space movies, and view all of the exhibits and shows KSC has to offfer. This tour also includes the Astronaut Hall of Fame and interactive space-flight simulators.