Cape Canaveral

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Cape Canaveral Neighborhoods

Cocoa Beach

The Space Coast’s main beach town, home to pro-surfing legend Kelly Slater, is akin to a mini-Daytona. The Pier hosts surf competitions, concerts, and Fourth of July fireworks.

Cape Canaveral Beach/City

Don’t confuse the city of Cape Canaveral with the cape itself (the latter sits a few miles north and is the site of Kennedy Space Center). The beach is all about sand and surf, with a few budget motels and dive bars in the mix.


The town of Cocoa, separate from Cocoa Beach, sits a few miles inland. Eclectic shops and cafes with an urban-shore vibe are packed into a few historic streets and homey cottages.


Titusville, which comes to life during rocket launches, is a mostly residential community near the Kennedy Space Center. The town’s seashore is one of Florida’s most undeveloped and pristine strands.

Satellite Beach

This laid-back beach town’s residential coastline has private bungalows interspersed with a few high-rise hotels and condos. A chill crowd of local shredders make use of decent breaks for surfing.

Melbourne Beach

Warm-weather aficionados flock here during the winter for the restaurants and the beach. Sebastian Inlet, on Melbourne’s southern side, is regarded as one of the eastern seaboard’s best surf breaks.

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