Only in Cocoa Beach can tourists find a store buzzing with people 24 hours a day. And only Cocoa Beach offers its own signature resort wear along with all the name brands you could possibly want.
Shopping Malls and Markets
Cocoa Beach is a small town with a love for retail therapy. And if you want to get your fix of Cocoa Beach shopping, you’ll want to head out to the Merritt Square Mall. It’s the perfect place to buy clothing, house décor, footwear, resort wear and even electronics. You’ll find that this center houses large department stores like Macy’s, Dillards, Sears and JC Penney’s. There are one hundred smaller shops including Foot Locker and Island Surf & Skate. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors who year after year come to Cocoa Beach to enjoy fun in the sun. And after a day of Cocoa Beach shopping you can see a movie at any of the sixteen multi-plex theaters.
But if you prefer to look for rock bottom bargains, the weekend flea market is ideal. It’s sublime for obtaining CDs, costume jewelry, Florida souvenirs, clothing and other knick knacks. There are food stalls and live entertainment during festival periods.
Open Around The Clock
Among the most popular establishments for Cocoa Beach shopping is Ron Jon Surf Shop. You’ll want to take time to visit even if you’re not into surfing. This 52,000 square foot store is a cornucopia of beach wear, surf name clothing, and leisure fashion and of course a gigantic selection of surf boards. And what’s best is that it's open 24 hours a day. So if you’re jet-lagged, why not go straight to Ron Jon.
Tip: Browse through the collection of world famous Ron Jon T-shirts. They’re recognized world wide.
One thing’s for sure - you won’t find another shop like the Dinosaur Store. If you’re a kid at heart or traveling with children, you won’t want to miss this unusual place. It stocks a variety of reproductions and casts. If you always wanted a replica of a T-rex you’ll definitely find it here. You might also want to buy one of the colorful books. They make great gifts.
And if you’re a trend setter or trend follower, Beach Unlimited will impress. The array of stylish beach wear, matching sarongs, brand name glasses and towels is outstanding for Cocoa Beach shopping.
But don’t end your Cocoa Beach shopping yet. Tropical Threads Boutique is worth the time. Their line of chic resort clothing, bathing suits and accessories is simply exquisite. You’ll find names like Bendigo and Mossimo to name but a few. And their line of skin products has become the rave of women and men alike. Check out the sun protection line. It’s said to be ideal for facing the Florida sun.
Before you leave Cocoa Beach, remember to buy a memento of your trip. There’s no better site than Oceanotions, where you can choose among the nautical related gifts, the Disney apparel, handicrafts made by local artisans or their own line of pier clothing gear.