Cocoa Beach in Florida

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© flickr.com - Rusty Clark/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Rusty Clark/cc-by-2.0

Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,539 at the 2018 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There are a number of boating channels dredged in the area: the 0–99 Channel, the 100 Channel, the 200 Channel for houseboats, the 300 Channel, the 400 Channel near housing for private boats, the 500 Channel and the 600 Channel. Dredged material is placed on one of the Thousand Islands, but is now controlled. Many of the homes in Cocoa Beach are built on dredged mud and sand from the Banana River.

Cocoa Beach Surf Museum inside the RonJon Surf Shop © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bilt Surf, Skate & Bike © panoramio.com - Gabriel Vanslette/cc-by-3.0 © flickr.com - Rusty Clark/cc-by-2.0 Ron Jon Surf Shop © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cocoa Beach Pier, built in 1962 © Cathylaurenzi/cc-by-sa-4.0 Cocoa Beach Pier © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Cocoa Beach Surf Museum inside the RonJon Surf Shop © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0
Ron Jon’s, a surf shop, receives 2 million visitors a year. Cocoa Beach is home to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. The Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival drew 50,000 visitors in 2009, while around 10,000 visitors attend the Surfing Santas festival each year at Christmas.

The largest charity surfing festival, National Kidney Foundation Pro-Am Surfing Festival, has been held every Labor Day Weekend in Cocoa Beach since 1985. The Cocoa Beach Pier, formerly known as the Cape Canaveral Pier, was built in 1962. An annual Easter Surfing Festival began in 1964. An estimated 100,000 spectators attend annually.

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