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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. A visit to Canaveral National Seashore represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Titusville trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful trails of fauna and foliage. Nice boardwalks leading to the vast expanse of a relaxing beach. 
  • One of the last true large unspoiled beaches in the area. No cars driving on the beach, no annoying vendors trying to sell you things, no crowds. Natural, relaxing, and nice! 
  • We enjoyed our visit to Canaveral National Seashore. It's a small park and still recovering from the effects from Hurricane Matthew. The adjacent wildlife refuge now has resident Manatees. 
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  • This is one of my favorite beaches in Central Florida. With a view uncluttered by hotels and fast food, I can sometimes imagine a day long past before all the people. It's a nice, quiet beach. There are bathrooms (hole in the ground style) at each parking area with modern facilities at the visitor station. Bring insect repellent as there are some biting green flies that leave a heck of a welt. Parking is very limited epically at the far south end. There is an unofficial clothing optional area several yards South of the last crossover. Park Rangers regularly patrol on quad bikes and any lewd conduct is strictly off limits.
  • Awesome location. Clear cold water. $5 entry fee, sand is well packed and easy to walk on. I heard rumors of nude beaches but did not find it. You can see the launch area for the spaceships from here. There is a section of the beach supposedly off limits where I'm sure you can get a better view. There are some huge snails on the posts telling you not to proceed further. Those signs and wire are more like suggestions anyways.
  • Of all the beaches in Florida that we have been to, we like this one the most. It is beautiful and the wildlife is more plentiful than other beaches. I think the best part of this beach is that they limit the number of people that can be in the park at any given time so it is never crowded. I am sure this is done to make the beaches easier to maintain and reduce environmental impact but I light the seclusion just the same. It is easy to do whatever you want, whether that be playing soccer or volleyball or looking for the shells or surf fishing, without getting in other people's way or snagging them with a hook. The only drawbacks are the 5 dollars to get in if you are in a car and if you go all the way to the end of the park it turns into a nude beach. The 5 dollars is totally acceptable for park up keep and just stay away from the far end if you down want to see naked people everywhere. It is just an all around great place!
  • Imagine, for a moment, going back in time a thousand years. You're a tall, honey colored native woman living in a village along what would in the distant future become known as the Florida east coast, between Titusville and New Smyrna Beach. Walking along the shore, draped in your handmade attire of woven moss and palmetto leaves, your feet sink into the luscious warm sand. You revel in the luxury of the moment with the place all to yourself, an exotic haven with over one thousand different kinds of plants, 310 species of birds and an endless supply of fish in the sea. Feeling hot and hungry, you jump into the cool refreshing water. Standing in the surf spear in hand, with one swift blow you impale a glinting white fish that swam too close to the shore. Eyeing you from a safe distance are a flock of red-headed, black-winged Turkey vultures waiting patiently to gobble up the soon to be discarded fish head and bones, remnants of your lunch. They have a lot of competition from the plethora of other birds anxious for a tasty morsel. You scrape the scales from the fish using a sea shell you've sharpened over time, filet and leisurely eat the raw succulent fish. Relaxing after the savory meal, you begin to study the busy little sand crabs. Incessantly, they pop in and out of dozens of holes and dance sideways across the sand, doing whatever sand crabs do on the beach, a curious mystery indeed. The sun is bright, the day is warm, and you think to yourself life simply couldn't get any better than this. Move forward in time and imagine you're a woman in 2016 visiting this same place. Now it is a nationally protected 24-mile long beach on the east coast of the United States. It's looks pretty much the same as it did a millennia ago, except the beach is crowded, and the people come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Surf fishing is still popular. Instead of crude spears, there are long poles planted in the sand, with fishing wire rising high over the heads of passersby and extending into the water. The enormous plants are dense and abundant, anchoring the shore from erosion. The multiple species of birds are still there, waiting to snatch up the discarded remnants left by the humans scattered along the beach. Located on a barrier island, in the shadow of NASA and the launch pads at Cape Canaveral, the beach is dotted with orange poles to protect the baby sea turtles nesting there from being trampled upon by indifferent visitors. This undeveloped area is a combination of exquisite scenery and pristine beaches and serves as a priceless resource for scientists to study this unique riparian environment. What a thrill it was for me to visit this wild and beautiful place. It really is a national treasure and only one of ten protected seashores under the National Park System. Be sure to check it out. I think you'll find its well worth the trip!
  • Such a nice and secluded beach. The water is clear and blue. It's not crowded and there is plenty of parking. There is a restroom but no water fountain or wash off area.