Cocoa Beach welcomes millions of visitors every year, but the city has always managed to keep a small town atmosphere. In 1940, it was a cozy little waterfront town with less than 50 people. A few years after World War II, America's space race began, and the city was never the same.
About the Author
Author Wade Arnold writes for Florida Today, where his column "On the Town" reaches more than 80,000 readers a week. Arnold's writing and photography have also been featured in Space Coast Living and Space Coast Business.