The Cocoa Beach Pier is owned by a local businessman and entrepreneur and was originally built in 1962. Literally stretching out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Pier is constructed of over 2 ½ miles of boardwalk planks. The 270 pilings used to support the Pier measure 40 ft in length and are driven a minimum of 15’ into the ocean bed. Every year there is substantial work done to the pilings to maintain their structural integrity.Over the year the image and appearance of the historical landmark has changed many times. Long-time locals can reminisce of the days in the early 1960’s when visitors could drive their cars right up onto the Pier itself.