Monday, November 1, 2010

Cocoa Beach Florida

Brown Pelican on Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,482 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates of 2008, the city had a population of 11,920. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cocoa Beach was the setting for the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, although only one episode was actually filmed there (Jeannie's wedding) in November 1969. Also, Cocoa Beach High School was used as the school in the 2000 movie Race to Space.The 2010 Nebula Awards were held in the city

The first non-native settlement in the area was by a family of freed slaves following the Civil War. In 1888, a group of men from Cocoa bought the entire tract of land, which went undeveloped until it was bought out in 1923 by a member of the group—Gus Edwards, Cocoa's city attorney. At that time, Edwards' total holdings included approximately 600 acres (2.4 km2) and he had stopped practicing law to devote all his efforts to developing the area.

Cocoa Beach Scenery
Cocoa Beach Pool's Resort
Cocoa Beach's Wave
Cocoa Beach Tourism
Cocoa Beach's Surfing

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