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Beaches near by

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Beaches near by

We are considering staying at the residence inn for 5 or 6 days during spring break. Which beaches are close for day trips? We like to try a new beach each day or 2. Thanks

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1. Re: Beaches near by

For something different, Playalinda beach at Canaveral National Seashore is north of the Cape, accessible from Titusville. Palyalinda is beautiful but has a history of dubious visitor behavior. You might ask around.

http://www.nps.gov/cana/index.htm

Canaveral Seashore can also be accessed from New Smyrna, a very likeable beach town.

From the city of Cape Canaveral south, it's continuous urban area through Melbourne Beach. There's several nice beach parks, including Lori Wilson in Cocoa Beach with its very nice nature trail, the parking lots at Patrick Air Force Base (a popular surfing area), the back yards of Tom Neilson's and Balsa Bill's surf shops, then southward, Juan Ponce de Leon just south of the Melbourne Beach Publix.

http://www.barrierislandcenter.com/

...is new and worth visiting. The adjoining Bonsteel Park lacks facilities but is a popular fishing and surfing beach.

Sebastian Inlet State Park

www.floridastateparks.org/SebastianInlet/

has two museums and a selection of beaches, including an unpublicized one at the first parking lot north of the park proper (you have to cross the highway).

Indian River County's beaches are notable mostly for their limestone reefs, which can be snorkeled when visibility is good.

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Don't miss Jetty Park its my favorite and up the road is New Smyrna Beach where you can drive right on to it by the ocean.

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3. Re: Beaches near by

Thank you both for such great information. I will have to look into all of those beaches. It sounds as if we will have plenty of choices, as they all sound like great areas.

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Hi

I'm thinking of staying at Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach, have seen mixed reviews of this hotel but it is on the beach? Near restautants etc?

Any local info will be much appreciated.

thanks

B

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5. Re: Beaches near by

The Holiday Inn Oceanfront is on the beach, the Holiday Inn Express is not. There are lots of restaurants within a few miles of either.

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The Holiday Inn is, by local standards, ancient. It dates back to the 1960s or earlier, so your room there may well have been used by people traveling on business for a moon shot. The Holiday Inn includes the original Holiday Inn and what had been a Ramada Inn next door.

At that time, the standard method of construction was to have access to rooms from walkways or balconies--no internal corridors. Today, this method is not used at all due to security concerns.

I haven't been a guest at the Holiday Inn in over a decade, but at least from the street, it looks well maintained and the restaurant appears to be thriving.

The Holiday Inn is on the beach. Unusually for Cocoa Beach, there is another hotel on the inland side of the highway--once a Sheraton, it was a quite serious business hotel in the early 1970s.

The Holiday Inn's location puts it within walking distance or a short drive of several upscale restaurants in 'downtown' Cocoa Beach, to the south. It adjoins the large Lori Wilson Park, so the hotel's beach setting is nice and spacious.

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