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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

January, 2020 at Playalinda

Gospel & Jubilee
Making a Joyful Noise

February 1st: 2:00pm - 4:00pm — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum. Celebrating Black History Month. Featuring Choirs From The Local Area. Sponsored by Canaveral National Seashore & The Moore Cultural Center. DETAILS

Celebrate National Park Week 2019.

THURSDAY, 2ND, 16TH, 23RD, & 30TH &
Friday, 31ST – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      Tour Seminole Rest Historic Site: An ancient Native American Mound, Historic Houses & Eastern National Gift Shop. Walk along the half mile (wheelchair accessible) path, and learn about the history of the area. Wildlife viewing opportunities along the lagoon for dolphin and migratory birds are available.
A ranger will be at the house for information/questions.
207 River Rd., Oak Hill FL 32759 — (386) 345-1997. (4 hours)

February, 2020 at Playalinda

SATURDAY, February 1ST - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Canaveral National Seashore and the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex in Mims, Florida invite you to celebrate Black History Month with a Gospel Jubilee. Admission is free. This historic location is the homestead of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, educators and civil rights activists of the 1930's and 1940's. The Gospel Jubilee will host local choirs and vocalists. Friends of Canaveral will be providing refreshments and additional vendors will be onsite. For more information, please contact Canaveral National Seashore Visitor Center at 386-428-3384 ext. 0 or the Moore Cultural Complex a 321-264-6595.
(Location: 2180 Freedom Ave, Mims, FL 32754)

THURSDAY thru SUNDAY - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visit Seminole Rest Historic Site and gain access into the main house. Walk along the half mile path, and learn about the history of the area. Wildlife viewing opportunities along the lagoon for dolphin and migratory birds are available. The main house is scheduled to be open for 4 hours.
(Location: 207 River Rd., Oak Hill FL 32759)

TUESDAY, February 4TH & 25TH- 10:00 AM
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. (1-2 hours)

FRIDAY, February 7TH & 21ST - 10:00 AM
Try your hand at cast netting. Enjoy the lagoon and see what you can catch. We have a few cast nets, bring your own if you wish.
Meet at the Seminole Rest parking area. (Location: 210 River Road Oak Hill, FL 32759) (1 hour)

TUESDAY, February 11TH - 10:00 AM
Walk the historic Bartram Trail hiked by one of the nation's earliest botanists. Discover the diversity and beauty of the various plants and animals within the seashore. Bring your camera, water, and sunscreen.
Meet at the Eddy Creek parking area. (1-2 hour)

SATURDAY, 15TH – 10:00am - 12:00noon (2 hours)
Volunteer opportunity: Join the community in a Beach Clean-up at Cape Canaveral National Seashore on February 15th, 2020 — 10:00am-12:00 noon. Come out and show your love for our National Seashores and Beaches this Valentine's Day weekend with Parks Project's Field Crew; Derek and Esther Ward (803-507-8262), along with Interpretive Park Ranger Ashley Lord and other Volunteers!
Meet at Parking lot #1.
Organization: Parks Project:       Please Email for more information.
Click here to register for this special Parks Project Event.

THURSDAY, February 18TH - 10:00AM
Your participation is vital to maintaining a pristine beach habitat. Join us to help keep Playalinda Beach beautiful. Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, work gloves and a hat. We provide trash bags.
Meet at parking area 1. (1-2 hours)

SATURDAY, February 22nd - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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. Dress for the weather. Call 321-403-9334 to reserve. Required reservations begin 1 week in advance of the event: SPACE IS LIMITED.
(Meet at Eddy Creek)

THURSDAY, February 27TH - 10:00 AM
Search for that seashell or sea bean along this pristine undeveloped shoreline. Explore the beach wrack line for treasure. Bring water and sunscreen.
Meet at the Eddy Creek parking area. (1-2 hour)

Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds

PARK HOURS: Winter (Eastern Standard Time): 6:00am - 6:00pm
Summer (Daylight Savings Time): 6:00am - 8:00pm

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 Changes Entrance Fee to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience.
Effective January 1, 2019 the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a 7 day visit. An annual park pass will remain $40. All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service with at least 80 percent of the revenue going to Canaveral National Seashore.

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 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). 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)

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