Growing up in the East Central Florida area, I had plenty opportunity to go to the beach. I love the beach. I love the feel of the warm sun beating down on me. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the sound of the ocean waves and the birds flying overhead. I even love watching people at the beach.
As a local, one finds their favorite place to go to the beach. As a teenager, I liked heading to Cocoa Beach around 2nd street. That was a long time ago.
When I moved away, and only came to Florida to visit my family, I enjoyed taking my children to Jetty Park. It has changed a lot since I was a kid. It's much bigger now. There is a campsite (I would love to go camping there someday, but one needs to put in a reservation a year in advanced). There are also bathrooms, and a place to buy food.
Nice boardwalks surround the area too.
People come to fish, swim, watch the cruise ships and just hang out It's actually a really nice place for that. Another thing that Jetty Park is good for, is to watch the rocket and shuttle launches, well I guess now just the rocket launches.
Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral, Florida
This is the view of Jetty Park from our cruise ship.