Canaveral National Seashore

Overview

Canaveral National Seashore is on a barrier island which includes ocean, beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats. Hike the many trails or take the scenic drive; partake in lagoon and surf fishing; take a pontoon boat tour with a Park Ranger or rent a canoe; surf or swim, or just sunbathe on the beautiful beaches. Horseback riding and backcountry camping are allowed with appropriate permits. The park has two districts and the Seminole Rest Site. The North District is in Volusia County, near New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Seminole Rest is also located in Volusia County in Oak Hill, Florida. The South District, in Brevard County, is near Titusville, Florida. Most visitor facilities within the seashore are open and accessible every day of the year. Some seasonal and emergency closures may occur. During the winter, hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and summer hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Seasonality / Weather

Summers are hot & humid with temperatures from 90 F. Watch for sudden thunderstorms and lightning. Winters are mild (60 F to 70 F). Short periods of cold weather occur during January and February.

Directions

Driving: 

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). The northern access, Apollo Beach, is on Fla A1A at the southern-most end in New Smyrna Beach.

Seminole Rest is located east of US-1 in Oak Hill on River Road. (In Oakhill, 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.

The southern access, Playalinda Beach in Titusville, is on Fla 406/402. Playalinda Beach is reached via Fla 402 (also known as Beach Road). From I-95, the exit number for the north district (Apollo Beach) is 249. For the south district (Playalinda), the exit number from I-95 is 220. At both exits, go toward the east & follow the signs.

Flying: 

Local airports include the Orlando International Airport and the Space Coast Regional Airport.

Public Transport: 

There is no public transportation in the park.