Canaveral National Seashore
|Canaveral National Seashore|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
A SSE view down the shore
|Location||Brevard County and Volusia County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Titusville, Florida|
|Area||57,662 acres (23,335 ha)|
|Established||January 3, 1975|
|Visitors||1,005,001 (in 2011)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
The Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) is a National Seashore located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, Florida, in Volusia County and Brevard County, United States. The park, located on a barrier island, was created on January 3, 1975, by an act of Congress. Local artist and environmentalist Doris Leeper was instrumental in the creation of the park.
The Canaveral National Seashore is home to more than 1,000 plant species and 310 bird species. CANA occupies 57,662 acres (23,335 ha) (including lagoons) and . The park's 24-mile-long beach is the longest undeveloped beach on the east coast of the state. The southern part is also known as Playalinda Beach, the middle section as Klondike Beach, and the northern section as Apollo Beach.
The John F. Kennedy Space Center is located at the southern end of the barrier island occupied by Canaveral National Seashore, so access to the seashore is often restricted during launch-related activities at the space center. Mosquito Lagoon borders the other side of the Cape from the Seashore.
The Playalinda Beach has thirteen parking lots numbered from the south. The space shuttle launch facility is easily visible from the approach to Parking Lot #1.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Canaveral National Seashore.|
- Canaveral National Seashore travel guide from Wikivoyage
- National Park Service: Canaveral National Seashore
- scheduled closing (e.g. for rocket launches)