Groups plotting a South Coast sun and sand experience will find prized hotspot Cocoa Beach the perfect place to spend a day-or while away a week! Where else can you witness a space launch from the beach or watch rare animal species in their natural habitat, swim in a warm, tropical ocean, hop in a sweet little kayak and explore islands just off shore, enjoy a 27-hole golf course, surf cast from the shore for a fresh fish dinner, or just dig your toes into the hot sand while playful dolphins frolic in the local waters and migrating whales pass by on their epic journey? Celebrated as the surfing capitol of the East Coast and the primary tourist destination on the Florida Space Coast, Cocoa Beach’s base population is a comfortable 12,631, though the number swells as high as 30,000 during the peak tourist season when local hotels, motels, timeshares and rentals are filled; an additional 2.4 million day visitors make the trek annually to soak up a healthy hit of Space Coast culture! This historic, 15-square- mile Brevard County city also hosts an active retiree population, many of whom devoted their careers to our nation’s fine space program; the casual beach lifestyle is relished by visitors and residents of all ages! Perfect weather and area attractions like the Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Andretti Thrill Park, iconic Ron Jon’s Surf Shop flagship store, scenic Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex and Jungle Adventures-coined the largest gator farm in America- continue to draw visitors from all walks to this premium South Coast destination. Pamper yourself with an indulgent spa day or work on that “Cocoa” brown Florida tan in this idyllic and eternally popular “I Dream of Jeannie” setting; active itinerants will find excellent fishing charter opportunities await, and extreme water sports like fly boarding, parasailing, kiteboarding and surfing promise to keep hi-test fun-and-sun seekers busy by day, while fantastic local restaurants and clubs serving up a vibrant live entertainment scene ensure the fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down!