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Canaveral National Seashore

308 Julia St., Titusville, FL 32796
407-267-1110
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Titusville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic bird watching with all sorts of water birds, Bald eagles, sea birds and Hawks. The manatee viewing area at Haulover Canal is not to be missed. Just watch for rude careless tourists who keep wandering into closed areas upsetting the wildlife. :(

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Indianapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This is absolutely worth the trip. Saw many birds, icluding a bald eagle, rosette Spoonbills, and white pelicans. The loop drive was worth the $5 honor system admission. This must have been what Florida looked like pre-Disney.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What I love most about the Canaveral National Seashore is that it is true, unspoiled Florida. There's a fee to enter if you're not a National Park Annual Pass Holder, but it is well worth it. CNSS offers something for everyone, from hikes that lead to ancient mounds (most notably, the Turtle Mound National Historic Site), to long stretches of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lots of beaches, parking spaces and wildlife. The birds were everywhere along with a few other critters! The beach area looked nice but the day we were there it was rough with a lot of wind. Worth the entrance fee.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I entered the park via the town of New Smyma Beach. This national park runs along the Atlantic and it is incredible. The beaches are pristine and the waves huge. There are 5 entrances to the beach along the route in the park. Bring a picnic as there is no restaurant in park. There is a national park centre with... More 

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Madison, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We agree with what everyone else says about this mostly deserted stretch of beach. Quiet, relaxing, beautiful. A less known attraction is Bio Lab Road that runs next to Mosquito Lagoon and exits just below the Manatee Viewing area by the draw bridge. Birdlife abounds along with the occasional wild boar. It is best to try and get to this... More 

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Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a couple of days between cruises and this was the first place I headed. It is truly nature at it's most beautiful. It is a vast, unspoiled expanse of the coast which hasn't been ruined by commercialism. There are no concession stands, just miles and acres of unspoiled nature. If you want to spend any time on the beautiful... More 

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Titusville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's often hard to find such a gorgeous beach without having to step over tons of people and towels or battle through horrendous traffic. Playalinda Beach is that beach. It's partnof the Canaveral National Seashore so it's unspoiled by buildings or traffic or anything else commercial. Just sand, surf, and nature. If you've never been then you've never seen one... More 

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is beautiful but at least when we went it wasn't too great for swimming. There were just a few people fishing and rest of the beach was open. The waves were very strong. My only complaint is we could not find the visitors center and I like to get stamps for my National Passport Book. Still beautiful and very... More 

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Northern Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This large national park is clean, easy to navigate, quite scenic, with lots of access points with restrooms. There aren't restaurants or shops or boardwalks, so take your own water and food (and shade, if you have some of the portable type, as the locals do); but it is a lovely place to spend the day.

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