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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

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
South District - - Titusville, Florida

CONTACT: Laura Henning at 386-428-3384 • eMail


National Park Service: Canaveral National Seashore
Turtle Watch Reservations


PLAYALINDA DISTRICT
INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

“JULY Turtle Watch” — Most Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings – 8:00 PM - Midnight
turtle watch Journey with a National Park Ranger and visit the undisturbed beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Turtle Watch Programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation. The program will take place at Playalinda Beach & Apollo Beach on most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person, ages 16 and above. Ages 15 and under will be free. Children must be 8 years old or older to participate.
Reservation are required and Space is limited. To make a reservation, please call (386) 428-3384 Ext 0.

Wednesday, June 15th — “Turtle Watch Reservations Begin for July”
turtle watch Journey with a National Park Ranger and visit the undisturbed beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Turtle Watch Programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation. The program will take place at Playalinda Beach and Apollo Beach on most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person, ages 16 and above. Ages 15 and under will be free. Children must be 8 years old or older to participate.
Reservations are required and Space is limited. To make a reservation for June, please call (386) 428-3384 Ext 248.

Sundays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Seminole Rest Open – 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 The historic Snyder home will be open. Enjoy a brief stroll along the accessible path that leads to the main house located on top of Snyder Mound. Explore the first floor of the late 1800’s gothic revival style home located along Mosquito Lagoon in Oak Hill, Florida. (4 hours)  

Sunday July 17th — Cast Netting at Seminole Rest – 10:00 AM
Try your hand at cast netting. Enjoy the lagoon and see what you can catch. We have cast nets, bring your own if you wish. Meet at the Seminole Rest canoe launch. Be prepared with water shoes, sunscreen and water. (Location: 210 River Road Oak Hill, FL 32759) (1 hour)


August, 2022

Sunday, August 7th – Seminole Rest Open - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- The historic Snyder home will be open. Enjoy a brief stroll along the accessible path that leads to the main house located on top of Snyder Mound. Explore the first floor of the late 1800’s gothic revival style home located along Mosquito Lagoon in Oak Hill, Florida. (4 hours)

Sunday, August 14th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM - "Introduction to the New James Webb Space Telescope"
Learn about the new innovative Webb space telescope, its first images and new discoveries. View with a ranger the live panel discussion broadcasted by NASA. Meet at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center auditorium (7611 S. Atlantic Ave. New Smyrna Beach, FL). For questions or to rsvp call 321-403-9334. (1.5 hours)

Saturday, August 20th – 9:00 AM – “Beach Clean-up”
Help keep the seashore clean. Trash bags are provided. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen. Meet at Eddy Creek Pavilion. (1 hour)

Saturday, August 27th – 9:00 AM- “Sea Turtle Talk”
Meet with a ranger, learn about Canaveral National Seashore nesting sea turtles and get an update on this year’s nesting season. Meet at the Eddy Creek Pavilion. (1 hour)


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 www.nps.gov/cana

Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants. All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger Program.



Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Announce the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the
Proposed Space Coast Trail
CLICK for a printable, shareable PDF with details & map.


Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds


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


Directions:
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.


PURCHASING PARK PASSES

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 www.nps.gov/cana. 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."



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