Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Announces 5 Transformative New Dining & Retail Concepts Opening February 2023

Dec 22, 2022

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Dec. 22, 2022 The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Space Coast, has announced an investment of more than $3.5 million in new retail and dining concepts to debut in early 2023. Development on these exciting new additions to the pier are already underway.

“The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is the premier tourist destination in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral and a popular gathering spot for locals,” said Jim Gissy, Executive Vice President at Westgate Resorts. “We are excited to elevate the guest experience at the pier with several new restaurants and food outlets, a brand-new Pier retail shop and five family-style changing rooms.”

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Announces 5 Transformative New Dining & Retail Concepts Opening February 2023

New offerings at the Pier will bring a brand-new souvenir shop, upscale waterfront dining with a sushi bar, customizable grab-and-go options and a new daiquiri bar.

  • The Pier Shop – The new retail space will feature a 51-foot wall of customized T-shirts, mugs, branded accessories and more, all showcasing the incredible history of Central Florida’s beach and surf culture. The Pier Shop is relocating to the base of the Pier and is scheduled to open December 24, 2022.

  • Pier 62 Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar – (Previously Pelican’s) Paying homage to the year the Pier was opened, this upscale restaurant boasts a completely reimagined dining experience (Previously Pelican’s) with a brand-new menu including fresh seafood, grilled favorites and a full sushi bar with sake cocktail offerings. Pier 62 will feature a new outdoor bar with seating and roll-up windows for guests to take in the oceanfront views and exquisite Florida sunsets. Pier 62 is scheduled to open in February 2023.

  • Ohana Subs – Full of unique customizations and made-to-order sandwiches to go, Ohana Subs will allow guests to choose from premium, locally-sourced ingredients all assembled fresh by our Sandwich Experts. Ohana Subs will feature unique and specialty selections of freshly sliced cold cuts and deli meats, along with an assortment of fresh veggies. The perfect way to grab a bite and head back down to the waves. Ohana Subs is scheduled to open in February 2023.

  • Chip Wrecked – A completely new spin on the classic bowl of chips. Guests will experience loaded kettle-cooked chip bowls packed with punchy ingredients. Featuring items like Mexican Street Corn, Italian Chicken Alfredo and Philly Cheesesteaks, this elevated beach snack will surely be a hit with locals and tourists alike. Chip Wrecked is scheduled to open in February 2023.

  • Ocean Freeze Daiquiri Bar – Ocean Freeze is a classic daiquiri bar featuring nine, fan-favorite frozen concoctions such as margarita, piña colada, peach, mango, strawberry, orange, green apple, Blue Hawaiian and Hurricane. Ocean Freeze is scheduled to open in February 2023, just in time for spring break.

  • Five Family-Style Changing/Restrooms – The renovated Pier will now feature five family-style changing and restroom facilities allowing families the opportunity to change in comfort after a long day of hitting the surf and sand.

Since its construction in 1962, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier has provided lasting memories for millions of visitors year after year. The renovation of existing locations on the Pier, as well as the addition of exciting new food concepts, is the Pier’s biggest enhancement in more than 40 years.

For more information on new projects led by Westgate Resorts at its Pier and other properties across the country, please visit www.westgateresorts.com.



Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, the company is headquartered in Orlando with seven Orlando hotel resorts, and 22 themed destination resorts nationwide, featuring more than 14,000 luxury villas and hotel rooms in popular vacation destinations throughout the United States such as Orlando, and Cocoa Beach, Florida; New York City, New York; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Branson, Missouri; and Mesa, Arizona. In 2022, the company launched the cutting-edge World of Westgate (WOW) Loyalty Program, an exclusive program that rewards Westgate Owners and Hotel Guests with prestigious perks and privileges at no added cost. The company has garnered many distinct accolades, including the 2022 ACE Project of Excellence Award from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) for Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, recognition from Forbes Travel Advisor ranking Westgate Park City Resort & Spa as a recommended resort in its 2022 Star Awards and 73 Best of State Awards for Westgate Park City Resort & Spa after winning ten years in a row. Westgate Resorts locations are known to feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail, and spa concepts, including Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar, Villa Italiano Chophouse, Drafts Burger Bar, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli, and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit WestgateResorts.com. Find Westgate Resorts on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.


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