So you want to head to the beach, but you don’t want to spend a fortune? You want to have a place to sit – other than the sand or a towel – you want to maybe surf, maybe even have an umbrella to enjoy the day, but not fry in the Sunshine State sun. No worries. Beach Rentals are the way to go.
Alan Shepard Park on Cocoa Beach and near the famed Ron Jon Surf Shop is one of the thousands of miles of beach expanse here in the state. There are plenty from which to choose, and while they all offer different amenities and levels of protection (think lifeguards) this beach is like many: plenty of ways to enjoy with a few great bonuses to make it easier.(More on our time at Ron Jon Surf Shop here)
So while this article is specific to what there is at Alan Shepard Park and Beach, with a little research – here and online – you’ll be able to find what types of amenities there are at the beach of your choosing.
Alan Shepard is a paid-to-park facility, but the world-renown Ron Jon Surf Shop is just at the other end of the road. With free parking, you can park there, walk a little (about a block) and hit the beach. ** Be Warned: many days of the week you’ll find parking, but Ron Jon is known for its free parking and as a surf and water shop, so if you’re thinking of a holiday or weekend, get there early.
Next to Ron Jon is the Cocoa Beach Surf Company, another of the area’s big surf spots. Their multi-layered parking lot and the building are part of the hotel as well, but you can find free parking here as well. Stop in this surf shop for even more selections prior to hitting the beach.
Oh, and did I mention: you’re right on the beach – or at least, only a block away!
So now you’re here, but don’t want to buy things… so how about renting? Check out Ron Jon’s rental building for bikes, surf boards and even chairs.
Or wait until you hit the beach and check out the great deals at one of the beach-front rentals. Operated from the backs of trailers, you’ll find beach chairs, umbrellas, even surfboards and cabanas.
At the time of my writing this, the images included represent what was out there, but do understand there may be changes, including prices. But what we find on a regular basis is nice, looks great, works well, and lets you enjoy the beach and ocean in style. Pricing will eventually change, surely, but what we are seeing remains a nice price for a day at the beach.
Take a look here, check out the beaches you’re thinking of hitting for what they offer, and get out there and enjoy Florida’s sun, fun, beaches, and waterfront without laying out a bundle!
(Photos were taken over the spring and summer of 2011. All prices are the determination of the owners and prices likely to change. We are not responsible for pricing of anything photographed.)