I’m really excited to interview Nate Beck of Nate-Beck.com about Cocoa Beach, Florida. Nate’s tips for the best things to do in Cocoa Beach are awesome because he loves the small-town feel despite how famous it is for rocket launches.

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See the Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Cocoa Beach, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Paddleboarding at Thousand Islands among the mangroves.

Getting around Cocoa Beach

The best airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is about an hour’s drive to Cocoa Beach. Orlando serves all of the major U.S. airlines with numerous flight options from across the U.S. and internationally.

Melbourne Airport (MLB) is another option, but flight service is limited from Allegiant, American, Delta, and TUI. This airport is only 20 miles away from Cocoa Beach, so it could be an excellent option for people who have access to cities that offer direct flights.

Nate says that it’s a good idea to rent a car when visiting Cocoa Beach so that you can visit all of the area’s major attractions. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

When you’re staying around town, you can use the local bus or book a rideshare (Uber and Lyft) to get around.

If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

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Aerial view of the beach. Photo by Mikael Cho on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Nate Beck about Cocoa Beach, Florida. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • Green dots = best things to do in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Who is Nate Beck?

Nate Beck works as a video host and emcee in the motorcycle industry. Florida is well known for its bike scene with Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest and that is what initially brought him down to Florida while filming with Fix My Hog. Besides hosting Ride and Rally on Fix My Hog, he also runs a Youtube Channel where he reviews motorcycles and shows the best day rides out of major markets.

Best things to do in Cocoa Beach Florida - Nate Beck on motorcycle
Nate Beck on his motorcycle.

Check out a few of his YouTube videos below:

You can connect with Nate on his website and social media on Instagram and YouTube.

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Cocoa Beach mural

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Be sure to order the Gator Bites at Fish Camp Grill.

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