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“Being Golden is a bonus”

Canaveral National Seashore
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Titusville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We live in Titusville so we kayak the Seashore, walk the beach, take visitors there to bird watch (which is what the place is known for), observe manatees in the winter months. I have had the manatees come right up beside the kayaks. Ride the dirt roads and see 15 foot alligators in the ditches on the roadside if water is high. Great fishing, boating, sun bathing, shelling and free to those who have the Golden Pass. A wonderful place to take the kids and let 'um run. Bathrooms and changing rooms are also available. One of the few things where our tax money is being used wisely.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

What a gorgeous place to enjoy for the day! One side is the Atlantic Ocean with waves, a sandy beach and seashells. The other side is an estuary with dolphins, manatees, sting rays, hermit crabs, wild orange trees, easy walking trails and sweet-smelling flowers! Admission to the park is per vehicle and very affordable. Bring a picnic lunch and some SPF.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Used my mom's Golden Age Passport to enter the Canaveral National Seashore for bird watching. The south part (Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge) has much better bird watching than north part of the park, but still worth a visit. We registered in advance for the pontoon boat ride on Mosquito Lagoon, highly recommended activity!

Thank NJ-FLByron
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

One of very few seaside gems. Special because it won't be ruined until the Hand of God himself decides it to be so.

Middle of summer, very low key and open. Welcoming and gorgeous.

Enjoy, don't think too much, it's pretty beach...Playalinda

Thank BenLanaCollins
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Each year when we visit Orlando, we take a day to drive over (about 70 minutes) to Playlinda Beach and Merritt Island National Widllife Refuge. Once over the Titusville causeway, continue past the entrance to the NASA facility and head into the Wildlife Refuge. Keep going until you hit the coast, and the road turns left, northward. Head up to beach parking area 6 or 7 and you'll be essentially on your own. The surf is usually great for body surfing (or boards), the sand is clean, and there are very few people. There is a bathroom/changing room at each parking area, but no water -- so pack in your own water and food. Come at low tide and look for abundant shells. Truly a relaxing get-away from the bustle of Orlando. After the beach head to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville for a great local seafood dinner. There is an entrance fee for the national seashore.

5  Thank BKinIthacaNY
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