just over an hour from the villa, making it a great option for a family day trip.  Getting there is easy.  Just hop on the Beachline Expressway (State Road 528) and keep going.  The expressway ends at US Highway 1 in Cocoa.  While you are there, stop at Ron Jon Surf Shop for some surfing gear and beach accessories before claiming your spot on the sand.  The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also nearby.

From Cocoa beach, you can easily travel to Melbourne Beach, which is about 30 minutes’ drive south, and New Smyma Beach an hour or so north.  All three beaches are known for their surfing, making each a sought-after destination for those looking to ride the waves.