Canaveral National Seashore – New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canaveral National Seashore SignNew Smyrna Beach is part island. So what happens when you drive to the tip of the Southern end of the island?  You end up in the Canaveral National seashore, a Park in the US National Park Service.  Follow Atlantic Avenue and then Turtlemound Road South thru New Smyrna and you come to the guard gate that provides access. The Park is open daily from 6 AM to 6 PM during winter and 6 AM to 8 PM during summer. The daily entry fee is approximately $5 for car & motorcycle, and $1 for walking & biking.

The Park is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mosquito Lagoon system and so you get Beaches and a brackish water estuary; i.e. Old Florida. Bring plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, your sunglasses, hat, water and shoes that can handle the beach sand or trail.

Walkway To No Drive Beach in The Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

The No drive beach offers

  • swimming
  • surfing
  • sunbathing
  • shells
  • surf fishing

View of the Mosquito Lagoon from the Canaveral National Seashore Boat Ramp

The Lagoon offers

  • fishing
  • boating
  • seasonal waterfowl hunting

Also available at The Canaveral National Seashore

  • hiking
  • animal & bird watch
  • visit the Historic Eldora House
  • visit the Turtle Mound Archeological Site
  • handicap accessible restrooms available


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