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Canaveral National Seashore - on Florida's East Coast - 24 mile beach, birding, fishing, wildlife, nature study - National Park Service - Titusville, Florida
Canaveral National Seashore - Titusville Florida
Headquarters: 212 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (386) 428-3384

South District - - Titusville, Florida


CONTACT: Laura Henning at 386-428-3384 • eMail

Canaveral National Seashore invites the public to visit the former home of artist Doris Leeper in March. On exhibit: March 2 - March 25, 2018 -- Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Beach
Details on the Press Release.

March, 2018 at Playalinda

Explore the celestial sky with area astronomers. Telescopes will be available for viewing stars, planets and more. Bring bug repellent, water/snacks, and maybe a lawn chair for your comfort. Call 321-403-9334 to reserve. REQUIRED RESERVATIONS begin Saturday, March 10th: SPACE IS LIMITED. Meet at Eddy Creek. (4 hours)

Join a ranger as you explore this rich and diverse estuary of national significance. Some experience is required. You must be at least 10 years old and able to paddle/swim. Bring water, sunscreen, & sturdy water shoes. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome. Reservations begin: one week in advance. Call (321) 403-9334, to reserve a spot and kayak if needed (LIMITED KAYAK AVAILABILITY). Reserve a spot and meet at the Eddy Creek boat ramp. (2.5 hours)

Search for that seashell or sea bean with a ranger. Explore the beach wrack line for treasure. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at parking area #7. (1 hour)

Join a ranger and help keep our shorelines trash free. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen. Trash bags provided. Meet at parking area #4. (1 hour)

Explore the seashore through the view finder. Discover the diversity and beauty of the various plants and animals within the seashore. Bring your camera, water, sunscreen and repellent. Meet at vista 3. (1 hour)

The national seashore and the wildlife refuge, located midway on Florida's east coast between Daytona Beach and Melbourne, are accessible via U.S. 1, I-95, and Fla 528 (Beach Line Expressway).
      • Playalinda Beach in Titusville, is on Fla 406/402. Playalinda Beach is reached via Fla 402 (also known as Beach Road). From I-95, for the south district (Playalinda), the exit number from I-95 is 220. Go east & follow the signs. (Playalinda Beach Entrance Station: 28.6450, -80.6834)
      • Eddie Creek is between Parking Areas 7 and 8.
      • Vista 1 is 1/4 mile east of Entrance Station. Look for parking lot on left (north) with a sign "V - 1."
      The Playalinda Ranger Station is located to the right (south) of the entrance gate. 28.644657, -80.683346 .
      • Seminole Rest (28.8692, -80.8376) - is located east of US-1 in Oak Hill on River Road. In Oak Hill, turn east onto Halifax Avenue, which is located by the flashing caution light on US-1. Take Halifax Avenue east to River Road. Turn north on River Road. Seminole Rest is two tenths of a mile on the east side of River Road.


Park passes may be purchased at our entrance stations. Apollo Beach entrance station is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Playalinda Beach entrance station is located near Titusville, Florida (Latitude: 28.645167, Longitude: -80.68325). Please call the Apollo Beach visitor center for directions (386) 428-3384 ext. 0. Passes are not available at Park Headquarters.

Canaveral National Seashore/Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Fee Increase
Beginning January 1, 2017 vehicle entrance fees will increase for both seashore and refuge from $5 per vehicle to $10 per vehicle. The Canaveral/Merritt Island Annual Pass will increase from $35 to $40 per calendar year. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (only) Annual Pass will increase from $15 to $25. Visitors with a Refuge only pass or a Federal Duck Hunting Pass may upgrade to include the seashore for $15.

PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost recovery fee. Call 321-403-9334 or 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Visit our website at Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants. All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger Program.

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USA TODAY -- July 8, 2013
10 uncrowded Atlantic beaches for summer
Playalinda Beach, Florida

"Florida's beaches have a well-deserved reputation for being some of the most beautiful in the world, and that means they can get mighty crowded with summer vacation begins. Playalinda, or Pretty Beach, is located on the Canaveral National Seashore just outside of Titusville."

Click here for programs at Apollo Beach (North Area)

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