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Cocoa Beach, Florida

If you are looking to view a rocket launch here are some of the best places to view. Rocket launches attract thousands of people so the best tip is get to a viewing area early! At least three hours ahead of the launch time. Of course you can see the launch right from the beach in front of the hotel but if you looking to get as close as possible then there are two places we recommend. Kennedy Space Center offers viewing tours which are booked through Grayline Tours.


For our readers we found a very special spot that offers viewing at basely the same distant for a really great price. Just $15 per car and that includes the parking. They even control the crowd size so you are really comfortable and it offers a beach, bathrooms, a nice playground, a snack bar with good prices and a great fishing pier WOW! Respect this wonderful place and enjoy the Jetty Park Campground and Park. 

A great place to stay if you are looking to view a rocket launch.

Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites
Beachside Hotel & Suites

Beachside Hotel & Suites 

Resort and Travel magazine has found one of the best values on Cocoa Beach,

The Beachside Hotel & Suites offers more than just a place to sleep. From their one-of-a-kind lazy river pool and complimentary beach cruisers and surfboards you will really enjoy this hotel. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. Near everything and they make you feel at home with good service, need anything... just ask!  A list of the hotel's amenities includes:


  • Free Breakfast 

  • Outdoor Lazy River Pool

  • Pet-Friendly Rooms 

  • Poolside Bar, Duck Dive

  • Dive-Inn Movies

  • 80 Two-Room Suites

  • Conference Rooms 3,020 Square Feet of Meeting Space 

  • On-Site Coin-Operated Laundry Facilities 

  • Business Center 

  • Free Bike and Beach Rentals, Boogie Boards, Surfboards and Beach Wagons

  • 300 Feet From the Beach

  • Shuttle Service To and From Orlando Airport and Port Canaveral (additional fees may apply)

  • Ron Jon Surf Shop – Next Door

  • Cocoa Beach Surf Shop – Next Door 

  • Cocoa Beach Pier – 1 mi 

  • Jetty Park – 4 mi 

  • Historic Cocoa Village – 7 mi 

  • Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – 16 mi 

  • Eau Gallie Arts District – 18 mi

  • A 9-minute Drive from Port Canaveral

  • A 22-minute Drive from Kennedy Space Center

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