Editor picks: Beachfront hotels in Cocoa Beach, FL

by Alexander Castro  |  Published June 12, 2017

Cocoa Beach is an hour’s drive from Orlando, sitting on the celestial-sounding Space Coast. As the name implies, the Space Coast is near Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. That’s one draw of the area. The other attraction is beaches, of course. Cocoa Beach features gentle waves and shallow waters —in other words, primo real estate for novice surfers. There’s also the Cocoa Beach Pier, an 800-foot boardwalk filled with shops and dining.

If the combination of sea and space sounds ethereally enticing, we’ve chosen five great hotels in the area for you to consider. All of them offer easy access to the shore, so surfer dads, rejoice! These are perfect places to rear your kids on the waves.