The host hotel changed ownership a few years ago, and is now called the International Palms Resort & Conference Center (formerly the Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Resort)
Since its inception, the Beach Blast has been held in the same location. Formerly called the the Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Resort, starting with the 2010 show it is now the International Palms Resort & Conference Center - located at 1300 N. Atlantic Ave. (A1A) in Cocoa Beach.
It truly is a first class hotel, and with the winding brick promenade lined with tropical landscaping allowing us to put quite a few of the cars in a unique setting it gives the event a good feel. The location truly makes the Beach Blast more of a "family fun" event than most, in that besides all the great autos displayed, there is a huge pool complete with a very big pirate ship pool area for the kids (with squirting cannons and such). Plus of course the beach is located right at the end of the promenade where we park some of the cars (the Ocean Deck nicely shields the promenade from ocean spray, so you don't have to worry about salty conditions). The world famous Ron Jon surf shop is only 2 miles north on A1A, and for those making a weekend out of it, Kennedy Space Center is just a short drive away....leaving lots of options for family fun. Sure, we could probably move the event to a location that would accommodate more show vehicles and the event would grow to a much larger size....but with how perfect the current location is we'll take this sized show (which is still very large by most local show standards) and the unique setting the hotel offers.
The International Palms Resort & Conference Center offers a Special Room Rate of $89.00 plus applicable taxes. For reservations call 321-783-2271 and mention Code "BBCS" by May 10th, 2013. They reserve a generous amount of rooms for this special event offer, but of course it is best to book a room as early as possible.