A narrow 6-mile barrier island located between the Banana River and the Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach is a both a small coastal town and a hotspot for vacationers, families and surf enthusiasts. Cocoa Beach is also located in close proximity to Port Canaveral where major cruiselines depart, John F. Kennedy Space Center which offers amazing views of rocket launches, Patrick Air Force Base, and is less than an hour’s drive to Orlando. Known as the Surfing Capital of Florida, Cocoa Beach is the hometown of 11-year World Champion surfer Kelly Slater, Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, several surf schools for aspiring surfers, as well as a state-of-the-art skate park. Cocoa Beach offers many single-family neighborhoods, luxury condominiums, multi-family dwellings, and a variety of resorts, hotels and lodging for tourists. Residents and visitors enjoy Cocoa Beach’s recreational and relaxing beach activities, a variety of wonderful dining establishments and the small beach town environment.