Best Waterfront Bars in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach has not only the Atlantic ocean but also the beautiful Banana River with breathtaking sunsets. So naturally there are many great places where you can enjoy a drink with a view. Here are our recommendations for best waterfront bars at Florida’s Space Coast. This is a 2023 update of the original post.

Coconuts on the Beach

Coconuts is directly on the beach. It is a great place for the afternoon. They have some specials after 5pm. The have many drink options and breathtaking views of the ocean – definitely a place to visit when on vacation in Cocoa Beach.

Beach House (Patrick Air Force)

The Beach House is located at the south end of Cocoa Beach opposite to Patrick Air Force Base (which it also belongs to). It is usually quiet and more a secreat tip. A beautiful place to relax. Please check for opening times.

You have great views from the upper deck.


Squidlips is just a 3 minutes walk north of Dolphin Bay. You can also kayak here.

The Island

The Island is favorite with locals. It is directly located on the Banana River and you can watch sunsets here. The food is also decent.

Riki-Tiki Bar

The Riki-Tiki Bar is at the end of the Cocoa Beach Pier. It has stunning views of the Beach.


The Sandbar is one of our favorite places. They made the list thanks to a special view – when you want to watch sports (it is a sports bar). They have drink specials on most days.

Grills Riverside, Melbourne

Grills Riverside in Melbourne do not only have great Seafood but also wonderful views of the Indian River.

Sand on the Beach

Sand on the Beach is a bit further south on the coast in Melbourne Beach. Head to the Bikini Bar for great views.

Last but not least…

…you have the best view for a breathtaking sunset from our balcony. Enjoy your sundowner.

Did you find your favorite place?

What is your favorite place? Maybe you have a recommendation which is not on our list yet?

Are looking for something to eat as well? Check out our recommendations for best restaurants in Cocoa Beach with stunning views.





3 responses to “Best Waterfront Bars in Cocoa Beach, Florida”

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  2. […] The Tiki Bar is at the end of the pier with beautiful views of the beach. Enjoy your drinks sitting above the waves. Happy hour is from 4-7 pm. You will have to pay an entrance fee for that part of the pier, however you can use that to pay for your drinks. You can find more bars with water views here. […]

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