Family fun, food, concerts and festivals – it’s all here near the Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral. From world-class surfing competitions to art festivals, jazz festivals, chowder cookoffs or our own version of mardi-gras, there’s always an event, competition, performance or celebration in or near the Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral.
Legendary Cocoa Beach, the Great American Beach.
Florida’s Space Coast is home to the iconic beach town, Cocoa Beach, where visitors find a laidback surfer vibe and pristine beach that is second to none. Cocoa Beach is central to surfside fun from unique shops, restaurants and galleries to portside cruising and fishing to world-famous surfing and watersports. The greater Cocoa Beach area includes Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Village and Merritt Island. There’s so much within reach of the beach, and the Courtyard Marriott is just steps away from Cocoa Beach.
The East Coast Surfing Capital.
Cocoa Beach has a legacy of producing world-class surfers like 11-time ASP World Tour Champion, Kelly Slater, whose bronze statue graces Cocoa Beach’s main thoroughfare, A1A. Learn more about Kelly and the area’s other surfing legends at the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum. Cocoa Beach is also home to the original Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. This one-of-a-kind surfing megastore helped to shape the surfing style now popular in this country. Along with neighboring Cocoa Beach Surf Company, Ron Jon’s offers a shopping experience that promotes the surf, beach and active lifestyle to visitors from around the world. Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach is just a short walk from Ron Jon’s and Cocoa Beach Surf Company.
Cocoa Beach has something for everybody.
Cocoa Beach has oceanfront shops, happy hours, art galleries and gourmet galleys. The Dinosaur Store and Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures houses fascinating fun for all ages. Go from T-Rex to tee-off at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The Club features a golf course surrounded by the Banana River and three 9-hole courses.
Cocoa Beach has paddleboard and kayak tours that venture into Cocoa Beach’s 1000 Islands where hundreds of manatees, dolphins and other wildlife dwell. Visitors can learn how to surf, stand up paddleboard, or take a guided sea turtle walk among the largest population of nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles in the world. Courtyard Marriott Cocoa Beach is steps away from the beach. Hotel staff can provide recommendations for a variety of eco-friendly activities and tours that are sure to delight!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Experience an exhilarating and educational look at the incredible feats accomplished by America’s space program. Visit the awe inspiring Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit for an up close and personal look at one of the marvels of modern man. While there Hop aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience which immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and feelings of a Space Shuttle launch. Get a close look at the most famous launch pads in the world, first built for NASA’s Gemini and Apollo missions and is presently used for rocket launches.
Port Canaveral and the Cove
Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure on the ocean or simply a relaxing
time at sea, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with one of the many
major cruise lines that depart from Port Canaveral. Click Here for our cruise
Escape to the tropical shores of the Caribbean with the whole family or share
a romantic voyage with your special someone through the warm waters of the
Bahamas. Or go deep sea fishing on one of the Port’s charter boats. Or take on
the food and entertainment at the Cove’s many restaurants and clubs.
Other local attractions and activities include:
- Ron Jon Surf Shop and Surf School
- Air Force Space and Missile Museum
- Florida Beer Brewery Tour
- Parker Brothers Concepts- Hollywood Auto Museum
- The Dinosaur Store and Museum
- Cocoa Beach Pier
- Historic Cocoa Village
- Cocoa Beach Golf Club – Public
- Cocoa Beach Surf Museum
- U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum
- Valiant Air Command Warbird Air Museum
- American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
- Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
- Surfside Playhouse
- Indian River Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruises
- Lone Cabbage Airboat Rides
- The Cove at Port Canaveral
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Canaveral National Seashore
- Brevard Zoo
- Deep Sea Fishing Charters
- Victory Casino Cruises
- Nature Cruises
- Courtyard Bistro – On Site
- Fat Snook – Nearby
- Florida Seafood – Nearby
- Brano’s Italian – Nearby
- Sunset Waterfront Grill & Bar – Nearby
- Heidi Jazz Club – Nearby
- The Green Room – Nearby
- A NY Pizza House – Nearby
- Yen Yen Chinese – Nearby
- Gregory’s Steak & Seafood Grille – Nearby
- La Fiesta – Nearby
- The Lobster Shanty – Nearby