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Cocoa Beach Pier

Located on the Space Coast in Cocoa Beach, Florida, the Cocoa Pier, originally known as Canaveral Pier, was built in 1962 by local businessman Richard Stottler. It extends 800 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean and was built using over 2.5 miles of boardwalk planks and 270 pilings, each 40 feet in length. Over the years the Pier has been a beloved landmark of both locals and tourists, offering front row seats for Mercury and Apollo Space Shuttle launches at the nearby Cape Canaveral. Today Cocoa Beach Pier is a historical landmark welcoming over one million visitors each year who come to explore the Pier and all it has to offer.

Historic Cocoa Beach Pier

Historic Cocoa Beach Pier

Enjoy the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier

Enjoy the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier

Historic Cocoa Beach Pier Historic Cocoa Beach Pier
Enjoy the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier Enjoy the World Famous Cocoa Beach Pier

Visiting Cocoa Beach Pier

During your visit to Cocoa Beach Pier, wander the Pier and explore gift shops and boutiques or just relax and dine at one of four Cocoa Beach Pier restaurants and five tropical bars.

Shopping and Dining on Cocoa Beach Pier


Shops along the Pier include The Pier Shop, Trader Ricks, Tropical Thread Boutique and Island Art Gallery. Gifts and keepsakes reminiscent of the relaxed and soothing atmosphere of Cocoa Beach, local artisan-made pottery and handmade décor, fun t-shirts and apparel and distinct one-of-a-kind Pier Gear clothing are available for purchase from The Pier Shop.  Locally made accessories and apparel such as sunglasses, hats, jewelry, tropical shirts, water shoes, swimsuits, sundresses and beach gear can be found in the Tropical Threads Boutique. Take home one of Merritt Island artist Bruce Reigle’s seascapes or one of the works of the nearly two dozen other local artists found in the Island Art Gallery.


Enjoy food and drinks with amazing views. There are four restaurants and five bars on the Cocoa Beach Pier. Pelican’s Bar and Grill is a casual eatery serving up fresh seafood, burgers and hand-crafted drinks from its seating area that offers panoramic views of the ocean. Grab a chair and relax over a beer, your favorite cocktail or speciality drink at Rikki Tiki Tavern, located at the end of the Pier. Keith’s Oyster Bar is the only open-air seafood bar on Cocoa Beach, don’t leave without trying Keith’s oysters served raw or steamed. Other offerings at Keith’s Oyster Bar include fish sandwiches and burgers, seafood buckets and salads. Enjoy appetizers like the crab and seafood dip or the chef’s killer wings along with a refreshing cocktail served seaside at the Boardwalk Bar. At Seadogs you’ll find sweet treats like sundaes, soft-serve ice cream cones, smoothies and frozen chocolate bananas. Savoury treats and drinks like smoked turkey legs, hot dogs, nachos, bottled water, fountain drinks and beer are also available for purchase from Seadogs.

Travel Tips

-          Cocoa Beach Pier is ADA compliant.


-          Protect yourself from the heat. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and water.


-          Remember to bring a camera for those picture perfect moments you wont want to forget.