In the early 1950s, the beachside property located on A1A south of Cocoa Beach, Florida was constructed and began operating as “The Tides.” When aerospace activities began at Cape Canaveral, there was no other rental housing available between Patrick Air Force and the Cape. Dr. Si Ramo (Ramo Wooldridge Corporation, later TRW) purchased The Tides as housing for the company’s scientists and future astronauts who were the pioneers in the early days of the U.S. space program. Additional housing rental properties and hotels were eventually built, and The Tides was sold and continued as a motel.
In 1981, the owners of The Tides formed Beach Island Resort, a vacation week timeshare organization, and managed both the motel and resort operations until 1990 when the corporation filed for bankruptcy. Beach Island Resort Lessees Association, Inc. continues to operate Beach Island Resort as a timeshare resort, properly licensed in the state of Florida, and is in good standing with Brevard County and the City of Cocoa Beach.
Individuals can buy one or more weeks and become owners, or guests can rent one or two bedroom efficiency units for the night, week or month.
Beach Island Resort is family friendly, and welcomes owners and guests from through the U.S. and around the world.