Canaveral National Seashore
212 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, Florida 32796
Apollo Visitor Information
(386) 428-3384 ext. 10
Explore the Canaveral National
Situated on a barrier island along Florida's
east coast, inviting park highlights include pristine, undeveloped
beach, dunes and lagoon offering sanctuary to an abundant blend of
plants and animals. Year-round recreation includes fishing, boating,
canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping, nature and
Things to Do
seashore has undeveloped beaches and limited services. There are no
designated picnic areas, phones, food, or drinking water. Lifeguards
are on duty from May 30 to September 1st at both Playalinda and
These beaches have restrooms and boardwalk
access. Beach access points for visitors with disabilities are at
Playalinda Beach: Eddy Creek and Parking Area No. 8; and at Apollo
Beach: Areas No. 1 and No. 5. First aid and drinking water are at
Surfing is permitted in the park. You may reach
Klondike Beach only by foot (a back country permit is required).
Seashore areas may be closed if parking lots are filled or during
shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center. For recorded information
on launch closures at Playalinda Beach, call 321-867-0677.
Scenic Drive The
six-mile self-guided Black Point Wildlife Drive in the refuge meanders
through pine flatwoods and impounded marsh and provides excellent
views of many species of wildlife.
backcountry camping is permitted on designated islands all year, by
permit only. Camping is not allowed in the refuge. Private campgrounds
are available in nearby communities.
seashore and refuge offer short self-guided trails. Castle Windy and
Turtle Mound trails have shell middens left by Timucuan Indians.
Turtle Mound Trail boasts a view of the ocean and Mosquito Lagoon.
Eldora Hammock, Oak Hammock, and Palm Hammock trails wind through
densely vegetated hammocks. Cruickshank Trail has an observation tower
and marsh views.
hunting of migratory water fowl is allowed in the seashore and refuge
and is part of the refuge�s waterfowl management. Display or use of
firearms, other than for authorized hunting activities, is prohibited.
sites in the refuge and seashore provide access to Mosquito Lagoon and
Indian River. Airboats are prohibited.
Freshwater, saltwater, and commercial fishing
are subject to size and possession limits and may require a license or
special use permit; inquire at information centers.
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