Cocoa Beach To Open Beach Parks, Downtown Parking Garage On Monday

COCOA BEACH, Florida – The City of Cocoa Beach announced on Friday that it will open city beach parks and the downtown parking garage for beach parking beginning at noon on Monday, May 4, 2020.

The alcohol ban on beaches remains in effect within city limits.

Order Full Text:


Beginning 12:00 Noon, 5/4/20 until rescinded

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Cocoa Beach City Manager by the City Commission of the City of Cocoa Beach, in accordance with Amendment #1, City of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Declaration of Emergency Proclamation, approved March 19, 2020, I hereby Order that all ocean beaches in the City of Cocoa Beach are closed to all activities except walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing, and swimming.

Sitting or lying on the beach shall also be allowed subject to the following restrictions: sitting individually or in groups of no more than 5 people is allowed so long as social distancing of no less than 6 feet in all directions is respected between groups.

A minimum of six foot social distancing shall apply as to all activities on the beach.

Beach access parking shall be permitted in the following locations:

Shepard Park (south area only)
Fischer Park
Downtown Parking Garage 2nd Street South (ADA Accessible Dune Crossover)
Meade Avenue (west of Cocoa Beach Pier entrance)

Additional beach access parking may be opened at the reasonable discretion of the City Manager.

Such additional beach access parking shall be listed on the City of Cocoa Beach website along with any applicable restrictions

Failure to comply with this Order may result in further restrictions being applied.

Fine for violation (pursuant to Cocoa Beach City Code Section 8.5-6) is set at up to $500.00 per occurrence.

This Order #12B supersedes Orders #12 and 12A

Done and ordered this 1 Day of May, 2020.

James “Jim” McKnight