Just because Orlando is located in very center of Florida does not mean it is far from the beach. In Central Florida you are no more than 30-60 minutes from Florida's East Coast Beaches. You will experience incredible sunrises, and ocean waves great for surfing on the east coast. The two main beach areas are Brevard and Volusia County.
Cocoa Beach: Cocoa Beach the most accessible from Orlando. Once you are on the Beachline Expressway or State Road 528 you head directly into Port Canaveral with all the cruise ships then onto A1A for the beach. Cocoa has alot offer the Pier for fishing, and basking in the sun and ocean to your heart's content.