Canaveral National Seashore contains nearly 58,000 acres of barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. Two thirds of the park is in Mosquito Lagoon. The lagoon is designated an estuary of national significance and an outstanding Florida water. It is one of the most diverse and productive estuaries in North America. The national seashore also contains cultural resources that reflect human history in the Florida peninsula from 2000 BC to early 20th century Florida settlement. The beach is split between two main districts, Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach.
Apollo Beach District: Is the northern district and is located south of New Smyrna Beach on Florida State Road A1A. Here visitors will find five beach board walks, allowing quick access to our beaches. Eldora House, Park Visitor Center, Turtle Mound, and Castle Windy provide tremendous oppertunites to learn about the parks historical resources. Parking areas next to Mosquito Lagoon allows visitors the ability to fish, as well as launch kyaks/canoes.
Playalinda Beach District: Is the southern district and is located east of Titusville on Florida State Road 402. This side provides visitors with thirteen boardwalks for beach access. Eddy Creek provides visitors with a great kyak/canoe launch into Mosquito Lagoon.
This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Canaveral National Seashore. All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Canaveral National Seashore. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.