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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

August, 2018 at Playalinda

FRIDAY, August 31st - 10:00 AM- "SEA TURTLE UPDATE"
Meet with a ranger and get an update on this year's nesting season.
Meet at the Eddy Creek Pavilion. (1 hour

September, 2018 at Playalinda

THURSDAY, September 13th & 27th - 10:00 AM - "MANATEE TALK"
Learn about this gentle giant while viewing them in their natural environment.
Meet at the Eddy Creek Fishing Dock. (1 hour)

Once a year all over the world, millions of volunteers, who love the ocean and want to protect it, take this day to really make a difference. The seashore provides important habitat for many species who will benefit from clean-up efforts such as sea turtles and sea birds. A volunteer t-shirt will be given out, while supplies last. Bring water in a reusable container. Also bring gloves and sun protection. On this morning, the park entrance fee will be waived for International Coastal Cleanup volunteers.

FRIDAY, September 7th & 28th - 10:00 AM - "SEMINOLE REST WALK"
Take a walk thru Seminole Rest Historic Site. Observe the natural beauty of the area. Visit the historic home built atop ancient Timucuan mounds.
Meet in the parking area. (1 hour)

WEDNESDAY, September 19th & 26th - 10:00 AM - "KAYAK MOSQUITO LAGOON"
Explore this Estuary of National Significance for a two hour tour with a ranger. Wear water friendly gear. Must be at least 8 years old, able to swim & paddle. Bring sunscreen, water, and repellent. Meet at Eddy Creek. To reserve a kayak call, (321) 403-9334. Reservations begin one week prior to the scheduled tour. Space is limited. (2 hours)

Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds

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 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.

Find A National Park

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)

Points of Interest

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