Cocoa Beach is a beautiful beach side town that is located due east of Orlando, Walt Disney World and Kissimmee by 45 minutes. It is just a few minutes south of Titusville, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill and boarders the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and the Indian River Lagoon system. It is within a few minutes of Port Canaveral, Rockledge and the cruise lines as well.
It is world known for having strong ties to America's space race in the early days of NASA and the famous 60's TV show, "I Dream of Jeannie" was filmed here. It still has a very big connection with the United States Air Force and the Kennedy Space Center, along with of course Ron Jon Surf Shop. While here you may be able to see one of the many rocket launches that are done periodically. Just Google it, the launch you are looking to see, and we may be able to sync a flats fishing trip along with it.
Along with the great soft sandy beaches, famous surfing, outdoor parks, fine dinning and family entertainment here there is plenty of fun for any and all holiday vacations you are on. You are only minutes from outstanding backcountry flats fishing and saltwater sight fishing here in east central Florida. This is the best and closest fishing near Orlando and Disney, period!
Bottle nose dolphin, west Indies manatee, both logger head and green sea turtles, and coastal birds live within the Banana River Lagoon. During the winter time, the bird population climbs by the thousands as many species migrate here from the colder northern areas. This is also a photographers dream come true.
Titusville is located just 35 minutes east of Orlando and Disney. Known for the great American Space Coast, NASA and the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County. However on top of that, it is also home to some of the greatest backcountry light tackle flats fishing east central Florida has to offer. A destination not to be overlooked while here in Florida.
Fishing here is done on the Indian River, Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon located inside the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. These two areas make up a small part of NASA and has been set aside for the publics use. It is more than 300 square miles large and is primitive.
The waters that are fished here hold some of the greatest saltwater sport fishing central Florida has to offer. Using either fly or spin. A sight fisherman's paradise. Targeted species range from redfish, the Florida spotted seatrout, tarpon, snook and black drum.
Minutes from Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Titusville and New Smyrna Beach. A great place for the whole family.
The Banana River is also a lagoon system much like the Mosquito Lagoon. Offering outstanding trout, tarpon, drum and redfish chances year round.
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