Cocoa Beach Essentials


You're considering a vacation to our beautiful Cocoa Beach and wondering what to bring? Cocoa Beach has loads of activities including fishing and the great outdoors, but the main attraction is God made and merely relaxing and fun. The beach is what our area is about!
Living in Cocoa Beach and worshiping the sun daily, I've compiled a list of essentials that our family considers "must haves" when going to the sand and waves.  I rarely sit on the beach and soak up the sun, but we do surf and attend beachside events regularly.
Some of our favorite times to visit the beach is early in the morning for sunrises, boat races, surf contest, and many other impromptu events. We treat each occasion on the sand with a minimalist mindset.








Surfing


When surfing, I always bring a change of clothes for the car ride home and water to rehydrate. Keeping surfboard wax, combs, and leashes in a dedicated bag with sunscreen and rashguards are preferred. Car keys and other valuables are either locked in the vehicle or stored with our pack in sight, where we can keep a close eye while we enjoy the water.
Consider Surf Lessons or a Week at Surf Camp for the Kids

Sun Worshipping and Relaxing

When we do decide to spend time on the beach, it's usually morning or evenings when the sun is gentler, but a tourist is probably looking for max-exposure and sunlight.  We still approach the beach with very little but a portable chair that seconds as a backpack.  Beach towels and blankets are small enough to tote, and an umbrella is preferred.  Coolers are a must for every beach outing.  Remember to observe alcohol laws and leave glass containers at home.

  1. Beach Blanket/Beach Towel - Anchored and Lightweight
  2. Beach Chair - Rio Beach Big Backpack Chair
  3. Beach Umbrella - Lightweight with a suitable anchor for wind
  4. Sunscreen - 
  5. A Book
  6. Portable Cooler
  7. Flip Flops - Hot Sand
  8. Sunglasses - Smith Optics
  9. Swim Suit - Local Favorite and Mine Too
  10. Bluetooth Speaker - When Music is a Must!

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