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when to apollo park/beach in January of 2018

We viewed the park head quarters and had a great tour, also visited the house on the west side of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Finally a new sign

9/30/2018; Well I am shocked and happy the park service put up a new sign on the road just before... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
James A
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Co Road A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We viewed the park head quarters and had a great tour, also visited the house on the west side of island, then we went to the beach there are 5 areas to go to. If you go to area 5 stay to the north for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

9/30/2018; Well I am shocked and happy the park service put up a new sign on the road just before parking lot #4 to inform people "WARNING You may encounter nude sunbathing within boardwalk 5".The beach is still wonderful and the last hurricane appears to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank James A
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I went there on a Saturday, had no trouble finding a parking space in lot 5. Was a little nervous at first, the beach is beautiful, people are friendly but respect your privacy. I enjoyed my visit and will return.

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank kenslucas
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

$20 to park. Allowed cars on a portion of the beach. Crowded/ppl right next to you. Restrooms and outside showers were available. A man took a shower like he was at home. Shampooed his hair and everything! There was a line waiting to RINSE off....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank snee1652
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Beautiful long beaches, a little littered with debris washed up on shore, but still a beautiful place to enjoy the sun and sand. Close to Daytona Beach.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Beautiful drive, checked out all the beaches. #5 has the least amount of parking, #4 has a few more and #3 having even more. We parked at #4, on a Sunday afternoon, beach was lovely. Definitely would go back.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had a sunday to visit, so got up at 6am for the 10 minute drive from our rental condo to the National Park---the fee is now $10 per carload and you have to get up that early for a spot at lot #5 (only 30...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dustmon
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This beach is remote enough that it remains in an unspoiled state. Only a few small parking lots are present on the beach side. Lot 1 is right next to the entrance station. Lot 2 was closed for repairs. Lots 3 and 4 are in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank FT313
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We spent one of our mornings at Apollo Beach and it was beautiful here. Took in a lot of the scenery and toured Eldora State House too.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

The great thing about these beaches is that there is only so many parking spots so the beach is never crowded. That being said, you have to get there early on the weekend, or you will have to wait for a parking space.

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 2, 2019|
Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
No it is not open officially. However you can ride a bike past the barricades or go to parking lot 1 but you must park outside the park on the road.the rangers are also writting tickets for people parking in no-parking zones... More
November 30, 2018|
Response from Gloria D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, while i was there, i didn't see any erections or intimacy on the beach. People are enjoying the sun. It's up to you!!
November 30, 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
Well the beach people will ignore you and will not engage in conversation with you. If the rangers see you, you could be cited for lude and lascivious behavior. If that happens you could end up in court in front of a judge... More
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kutztown, pa
Apollo Beach manatees (3 Replies)
So I always encourage people to go to the viewing center--I know that there is a good place for lunch that has been mentioned but I can't find the name off it. We will be going over--please refresh my memory.
January 07, 2018|
Response fromJon|
The restaurant that most people recommend is Circles in Apollo Beach. It’s right on the water, and the food is very good.
Kristen C
Apollo Beach (2 Replies)
Hi! was looking for a nice beach to visit in March for an overnight stay and I don't think I have been to Apollo Beach before. How is the beach? Water clear? Are there a lot of big rocks in the water? (I really hate that) Are there any good hotels on this beach? Are there big crowds at this beach? I am worried about that because the time I am going will be around Spring break. Any information will be helpful Thank-you! :)
September 03, 2018|
Response fromDonnaFL|
Apollo Beach is a small community on Tampa Bay. This is NOT the place to go if you want a day or night at the beach. You should consider going to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Look at St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach or Clearwater Beach.
cool k
Moncton, Canada
Traffic and tolls (10 Replies)
What is the best route going from Tampa Airport going south to Bal Harbour,Apollo beach blvd. Will be arriving at 7pm in the evening. Also will I be needing cash for the tolls at any point? ..thanks
September 15, 2018|
Response fromDoug V|
You can pay tolls by phone or just avoid them by taking I275 to I4 to I75. There are no cash toll booths now.