Southern part of Canaveral National Seashore, near Titusville Florida
Move over wooden bangles and dangly earrings, we're shedding it all when we visit Playalinda Beach, a barrier island on Canaveral National Seashore. Yes, we understand nudism is illegal in Florida, but this is one beach you can shed your clothes and no one will notice - or care.
The most northern parking area of the beach is so secluded that nudism laws aren't enforced. You'll find a wide variety of visitors here from heterosexual couples to gay men to true naturists. If this describes you, Playalinda Beach should be on your (nude) vacation radar. If you're not into public displays of your body, Playalinda has a more conservative section along the parking lots leading up to spot 13.
Accommodations: Very few camping areas are offered on Canaveral National Seashore. You'll find hotels and motels in nearby Titusville, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando and Daytona. If you're looking for nudist resorts, Daytona offers a few nudist accommodations.
Playalinda Beach Local Activities: Playalinda is renowned for the best surfing spots in Florida. Year-round guided tours are held by Canaveral National Seashore, teaching important lessons about the fragile eco-system and wildlife.
Playalinda Beach Area Attractions: Bring your camera and get some great pictures of the Space Shuttle launch pads located across the beach. Take a journey to Mosquito Lagoon and watch for dolphins, manatee and shore birds. A day trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is great for eco-tourists. More than 140,000 acres of estuaries, marshes, coastal dunes and palm and oak hammocks await you.
Playalinda Beach Area Events:
- Manatee Arts Festival (May): A two day event full of arts and crafts
- Taste of Titusville (August): Held in Titusville, sample food and treats from local restaurants at this food extravaganza.
Playalinda Beach Nightlife: New Smyrna Beach offers up some unique pubs, clubs and live concerts.
Playalinda Beach Weather: Summer brings temperatures between 81F - 91F, while winter temperatures drop between 61F - 75F.
Playalinda Beach Facilities: Parking areas have restrooms and trash cans. There is a visitor's center and lifeguards are on duty between 10am - 5pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are no showers, running water, concessions or payphones.
Beach Fees: There is a $3 fee per person to enter the park; children under 16 years old are free. An annual park pass can be purchased for $35.
For more information or help planning your next Florida getaway, visit Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.
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