Surf Life: Spend a Day at Westgate's Cocoa Beach Pier
The world-famous Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect spot for a weekend outing. Just a short drive from Westgate’s Orlando resorts, the historical landmark stretches 800 feet across the Atlantic Ocean and features 2.5 miles of boardwalk planks, restaurants, bars, live music and a fishing pier. Westgate Resorts welcomed the Cocoa Beach Pier to its family of properties in 2014, with the goal to preserve its legacy as a premier dining and entertainment destination while providing premium beach vacation deals and awesome entertainment options for resort guests.
As you spend your vacation with Westgate Resorts in Orlando, here are 5 reasons to visit the Cocoa Beach Pier:
Fishing: Nothing beats fishing along the Cocoa Beach Pier! Known for its great catches, there is a wide array of fishes - Red Fish, Whiting, Tarpon, Snapper, Jack, Flounder and Grouper are just a few. Fishing equipment rentals are available with bait and tackle attendants present to assist. The Pier opens at 6am daily.
Surfing: Known as the “Surf Capital of the East Coast,” The Pier is the absolute surfers’ paradise. Graced by surf legends such as Todd Holland, Gary Popper and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, the ocean provides the perfect waves for new and avid surfer enthusiasts. Spectators can also enjoy a treat from surfers along areas of the board walk.
Dining and Drinking: There is no shortage of mouthwatering, delicious dining experiences at the Cocoa Beach Pier –from Pelican’s Bar & Grill and Mai Tiki Bar to Keith’s Oyster Bar, the Boardwalk Bar and Sea Dogs, there is a varied menu to satisfy all palates.
Relaxing: Whether you stroll along the white sand beach, dine on delightful seafood, enjoy the scenic views or unwind and watch the waves go by, the Cocoa Beach Pier is the ideal location for a family outing.
Shopping: Shop for the best beach souvenirs and take a piece of paradise home! Plus, choose from dresses, bikinis, short sets, suntan lotion, beach towels and everything you need to enjoy your beach experience.
More than 4 million dollars in renovations including environmentally friendly landscaping, spectacular beach theme designs and improved dining locations with varied menus from locally produced ingredients have been completed at the Cocoa Beach Pier - and there is still more to come.