The 10 Best Beaches in Florida
2. Cocoa Beach
Catch a Wave
Why go? This slice of paradise is the hometown of world-champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and boasts the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jon. That combined with the unbeatable location of makes Cocoa Beach a top beach for those who surf or are interested in surfing. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando (only an hour’s drive) making it the perfect location for families who want to spend time at both the beach and in Orlando.
Top tip: Head over to Merritt Island and take a drive down Tropical Trail where you’ll find fruit stands selling locally grown produce. The mangos and citrus fruits are especially delicious in this area.