Take a bit of the Space Coast home with you, when you hit up the shops in Florida's fantastic Cocoa Beach.
Cocoa Beach is a tourist hotspot for the excellent waves, so some of the best shops in the area are surf-centric. Ron Jon Surf Shop is the best known. In fact, it claims to be the largest surf shop in the world. Not far behind is the Cocoa Beach Surf Company, where you can not only find boards, but also an in-shop shark tank and waterfall.
Other popular surf shops in Cocoa Beach are smaller, but retain that special Space Coast vibe: 3A Rides is a great place for bikes and paddleboards, too. And Catalyst backs up to the Atlantic, so you can rent or buy a board on site and take it straight out to the water.
Cocoa Beach is also known for its artsy, quirky charm, which Cocoa Village exudes. Also look for fun art shops, like RJK Designs, which recently opened a new Cocoa shop, and galleries, like the Rick Piper Gallery. Bring home a colorful print of an ocean scene, or just browse Piper's beautiful creations in the shop – and in the form of murals throughout the region.
Here are our favorite 10 places to shop when we visit Cocoa Beach.