Known as the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach abounds with fun-filled activities, events and attractions. Located on the island are many Cocoa Beach attractions such as Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Cocoa Beach Pier. Next door to our hotel is a dog park so your furry friend gets to enjoy vacation too! Top area attractions located just minutes from our Cocoa Beach resort include:
Jamaikin Me Crazy - A live Reggae music event held here at the International Palms Oceanfront Resort every Sunday. Come and enjoy the live entertainment at our restaurant Mambos Beachside Bar & Grill directly on the Atlantic coast.
Port Canaveral – Our hotel is near Port Canaveral. See the cruise ships off, or find yourself on one! Be sure to check out our “Park and Cruise” packages, devised with the cruise-lover in mind!
Cocoa Beach Pier – Located at 401 Meade Ave and stretching over 800 feet into the Atlantic, this historic pier is lined with boutiques, restaurants and gift shops. Bring your fishing pole in case you feel like casting a line!
Kennedy Space Center – Located off of SR 405 in Titusville, FL, The Kennedy Space Center gives visitors insight into astronaut life and blasting off into space. See five-story tall IMAX movies, tour vintages spacecraft, have lunch with an astronaut, and much more at this legendary Cocoa Beach attraction.
Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory – Just minutes from our Cocoa Beach resort, located at 1519 Clearlake Road, pay tribute to space explorers around the world at this museum, planetarium and observatory. Offering star shows, a 3-story IWERKS movie theatre, and laser show, this Cocoa Beach attraction is an exciting glimpse into the history of space travel.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Located off SR 406 in Titusville, FL is this 40 mile stretch of undisturbed wilderness offering guests a look at over 1,300 species of plants, birds and animals in their natural habitat, including 15 registered endangered species. Enjoy stretches of serene beach, and be sure to take the 6-mile self-guided Black Point Wildlife Drive.
Brevard Zoo – Located just a short drive from International Palms Cocoa Beach is the Brevard Zoo. Featuring over 400 animals including jaguars, eagles, kangaroos and more, the Brevard Zoo is a family favorite. Take a train ride through the zoo, explore the free-flight aviary, or get a closer look at some of your favorite animals. The Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, FL.
Melbourne Beach - Located just 15 minutes from our International Palms Cocoa Beach is Melbourne Beach. Melbourne Beach is Brevard County's oldest beach community. It is situated on a barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. This island, approximately 35 miles in length, stretches from Cape Canaveral to the north to the Sebastian Inlet to the south.