Friday, July 9, 2010

Cocoa Beach


Cocoa Beach, originally uploaded by A!ison.

Me and my other honey went to Cocoa Beach today. We left the house with towels, sunscreen and a small cooler holding our lunch. It was about a 45 minute drive east. We drove over a large bridge to get there. It's strange... there is a large landmass that stretches down the entire coast of Florida that is separated from the main land like a peninsula. Well, I guess that would be considered a peninsula. Anyway, Cocoa Beach is located on this "peninsula".

Parking at the pier was $10 but we got lucky and scored a meter parking spot... $3. It was a short walk to the beach and at the time was not crowded so we really got to pick out a good spot.

We set up camp and my honey was so impressed with my beach set-up. He said it had to be all that San Diego beach-going... umm no, I'm anal, plain and simple. He sat in the sun on a towel and I stayed in the shade under my umbrella. It was hot, maybe 92 but hazy and breezy.

We sat on the beach for awhile but the water is where we really wanted to be. Both of us had never seen the Atlantic so swimming in it was going to be a highlight. The water was like a bath. There was never a point where you needed to stop to get use to the temperature... it was warm the whole way in. The ground was compact sand so you didn't need to worry about the Stingray Shuffle either. The water was not as salty as the Pacific but for some reason it burned your eyes badly. Go figure???

After our first swim we had lunch and caught some rays, sunrays not stingrays. Again, it was very warm out so never once did I need to cover up with a towel or put extra clothes on. This would have happened in San Diego. We had had so much fun in the water, I decided to take a stroll up to one of the pier stores and look for a waterproof camera. Found one too! I had worn a coverup for my short stroll but it was so hot out I was sweltering in the coverup! On the way back I walked in just my bathing suit. GASP!

We got right back in the water, this time with our new camera and had so much fun taking picture after picture. We met a nice lady in the water who was from Orlando so we asked her a million questions about the water, the weather, the different beaches, etc. etc. We only had till 3PM on our meter so we got out and prepared to leave.

We were at the beach for only 3 hours but it felt like all day. It was relaxing and comfortable! And we weren't forcing ourselves to leave, we had a fantastic time and then it was time to go. It was perfect! I decided that every visitor we have, we will make a trip to Cocoa Beach. I heard Clearwater Beach (2 hours away) is amazing but I must say, I am very pleased with Cocoa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved Cocoa Beach! That was where the our family (except hubby) first put our toes in the Atlantic Ocean. So, it is only fitting that your first experience with the Atlantic was also there! Too bad Kelley had to work and missed all the fun!!!!! Vic