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Canaveral National Seashore

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Address: 212 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32796-3553
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Gators, Gators, and more Gators!

If you're visiting Florida and you haven't seen any alligators, go here. Stay in your car, but they are everywhere. We even saw a baby gator, probably 18" long - looked cute and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mosey55
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Florida and you haven't seen any alligators, go here. Stay in your car, but they are everywhere. We even saw a baby gator, probably 18" long - looked cute and harmless, but we knew better than to get near him. This place is a beautiful piece of and well-preserved. A must see.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Seashore twice now, and will definitely go back. Just beautiful, and so relaxing to watch and listen to the waves roll in.

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North Clarendon, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See old Florida and it's beauty on the water. Great trails, beach access, docks, biking, lookouts also learn history of the settlement that once flourished along with education on local wildlife and ecosystem. Good place for families, couples even fishermen.

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Titusville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has been left largely natural. No vehicles are allowed on the beach here. You park on one side of the dune, you cross over the dune on a wooden walkway, and BOOM, nothing man made in sight. It does close at dusk, so plan your day accordingly. And, there are no beach vendors. Take your own refreshments and... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great. it is amazing that the countries spaceport sits in such natural settings. Out by the launch pad 39 is a little pond and it had 7 alligators in it! Right by a building where cars are parked. Se saw a bald eagle nest but didn't get to see any eagles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's fabulous to find such a fabulous stretch of coastline that hasn't been polluted by commercialism or visitors. The website suggests there are no facilities - but actually there are 14 car parking areas each with litter bins and single sex toilets. You pay a fee to enter the seafront and park. The are signs everywhere warning bathers and surfers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No running water facilities would be the only bad part but this beach isn't as busy as most beaches in the area. There are nature trails around this area and paces to see gators and birds. Nice place to bring a lunch and spend the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing but you and nature. How much better could it be? No cars, houses, hotels, etc. When I was little, we would come to Titusville and visit my grandparents. This was always my favorite place to be. When we moved here (12 years old), it was still my favorite place to be. Now that I am in my 50's, Playalinda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canaveral National Seashore is adjacent to Kennedy Space Center and also contains Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The beach in Titusville, FL is called Playalinda. There are 12 parking areas, each with a "crossover" to the beach, as well as bathroom facilities. The beach there is unspoiled but you can bring your own picnic and enjoy this fabulous resource. Our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beach on an admission free day! The beach is beautiful and more importantly in a natural setting. Wish I'd of had time to hang out all day and take in more of the wildlife. I loved the fact they staked where the sea turtle eggs were located.

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