The park is divided into two sections which, stupidly, I thought were connected via a single road. Heck, I looked at the Northern section map with Route A1A heading south. I looked at the Southern section map and saw its entrance road heading north. So, our day trip planned to enter the park at the north entrance thinking we will drive down the coast and exit via the southern entrance. Unfortunately, the roads do NOT connect. This resulted in our visiting the park on two different days.
The seashore has undeveloped beaches and limited services. There are no designated picnic areas, phones, food, or drinking water. There are primitive restrooms and several locations with boardwalk access to the ocean. This is truly unspoiled beauty at its best. So, you best come prepared to enjoy the solitude.
In the Northern section, we began our adventure by driving south on A1A looking for the first opportunity to cross over to the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches are mostly vacant with the exception of several surfers and fisherman. I scored some great sea shells.
We travel to the southern terminus of the road and are afforded a fantastic view of Mosquito Lagoon. Thankfully, there are no mosquitos. We enjoy a great picnic lunch with an incredible view of the Lagoon.
Our visit Turtle Mound, which is a prehistoric archaeological site, was my favorite destination thanks to its boardwalk which provides some terrific elevated views where this spit of land is bordered on the east by the raging Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the picturesque lagoon.
On another day, we venture into the Southern entrance of the Canaveral National Seashore and checkout several spots along Playalinda Beach. There is not a soul to be found along the several entrances to this gorgeous beach. The next time we have a hankering to relax on a beach for hours enjoying the sound of surf and birds, we will select one of the many access points provided along this section of the Seashore.
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