Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville

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At Canaveral National Seashore you can spend time onĀ one of America's longest beaches. The 38 km (24 mi) long beach sits on a barrier island that acts as a natural sanctuary for many animal and plant species. Sea turtles regularly nest here, and delicate plant systems thrive on the beach's sand dunes. You can swim or fish in the ocean, take a walk by the sea, collect shells, and see hundreds of different birds that live on the island. Backcountry camping is allowed in a section of the park; you can make reservations to reserve a spot to camp. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Titusville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Canaveral National Seashore and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I made my first trip to Canaveral Natl Seashore this week for the Falcon Heavy launch. The beach is pristine and wonderfully preserved. It was awesome to see such a pristine natural environment. You s...  more »
  • If you really want a nice beach that is not overcrowded this is the one. A bit of a drive, but worth it. This is a National Seashore so it is not developed. There are not any places to buy things so t...  more »
  • This area is so incredible. Drive slowly to the beach and you will definitely get a glimpse of alligators; turtles; armadillos; beautiful birds and ducks. there are so many beaches you can choose from...  more »
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  • $20 a night for primitive island camping. If you can get passed the idea of camping from gear you lug around in a boat/canoe/kayak at a site without running water or electricity, this is the place for you! Wonderful scenery, great fishing, peaceful and affordable. Watch out for sand fleas, no-see-ums and sun burn. All the islands I've camped on have had great cell phone service but I'd suggest you leave it in the tent and actually enjoy your time here.
  • From Ocala, I take rt 25 to rt 42, which runs right into rt 44 and follow the road all the way to the Canaveral National Seashore. The names of the road may change but it is a direct route. Beautiful scenery along the way. New Smyrna is a friendly seaside destination for many. With beautiful homes of varying architectural designs and colors. When you enter the Canaveral National Seashore park there is a payment kiosk with friendly park workers. Go early as there is limited parking and when the park is full they will turn vehicles away, not bicycles or foot traffic. Upon entering there is a road that runs down the middle of a strip of land. On the left is the Atlantic Ocean and on your right is Mosquito Lagoon. (Depending on the time of year, aptly named.) Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the ocean side but you can see the lagoon. The lagoon is where I have seen both dolphins and manatees. As you enter the park there is a boat ramp, further along an Indian Midden mound with a wooden ramp leading up to the top. It is worth the walk as you can see for miles in every direction from up there. Along the road is the Welcome Center. Please stop there, they have a very informative presentation of the history and ecology of the area. Plus the only air-conditioned bathrooms in the park. There is a bathroom at each seaside parking area. The park itself is 6 miles. I rode my bicycle giving me a safe easy 12 miles. However I also road through the seaside community out side the park. I found the traffic very courteous to cyclists. I enjoy looking at the different architecture of the homes. The people I met were very friendly. I always enjoy my day there and often travel there with friends.
  • Gorgeous and natural. They take national park lifetime passes. Playalinda parking lot 13 and Apollo lot 5 are clothing optional-amazing! Get there before 10 if it's nice or a weekend at Apollo. Playalinda also gets crowded, but is bigger and mid week we were done in March.
  • It was beautiful. We were the only people as far as our eyes could see. I took my two daughters and got beautiful pictures of just them with nobody in the background! It was gorgeous. Great time with the family!
  • Ten dollars for our van to visit, but totally worth it. They're still repairing the boardwalks on number two and five parking lots, but there's ten different parking lots with bathrooms and stairs to access the beach. Lovely beach, we saw some man o war jellyfish that were beached. We saw a lot of different birds. We also saw an alligator and a large group of coots along our drive. Beautiful and well worth a visit. No pets.
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