Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach
Playalinda Beach is described most aptly by its very name, which translates from Spanish as “pretty beach.” This is a simple but fitting way to describe this white-sand beach located within Canaveral National Seashore on the east coast of Florida. Just as is the case with many of the beaches along the east coast, Playalinda is long and wide and affords many opportunities for water sports and activities, as well as rest and relaxations. The beach is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during most of the year. The beach closes periodically based on shuttle launch schedules from nearby Cape Kennedy.

There is a small entrance fee for children and adults and it also costs money to rent bikes. It only costs around $35 for an annual pass to Playalinda Beach Florida. The money is collected as part of an ongoing effort to protect and maintain the natural beauty of the Canaveral National Seashore. Playalinda itself is situated on a barrier island that is separated from the Florida mainland by the Indian River. The natural beauty of this area is evident upon first view. The coastline that is a part of the National Seashore extends for nearly 25 miles and offers expansive grounds where you can enjoy everything from surfing and boating to jet skiing and diving. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Playalinda Beach and lifeguards are on duty in many areas to make sure that everyone stays safe.

Visitors of this beach will also be privy to a full complement of public facilities, including showers, changing rooms, and bathrooms. You will also find a host of places to eat, drink, and enjoy entertainment with very close proximity of the beach. The area is primarily geared toward tourists, and as such, there is a fine selection of beach-oriented restaurants with great views of the ocean and a generally convivial environment. There are also places to rent scuba gear, fishing tackle and lures, snorkels, and catamarans. You may also be interested in renting or chartering a boat for a deep sea fishing expedition or a sunset cruise. These are the kinds of activities that are available on a daily basis along the eastern coast of Florida, and specifically, on Playalinda Beach.

Perhaps the main benefit of hanging out on Playalinda is the immediate access to the wide range of activities in the Canaveral National Seashore. There are miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for everything from canoeing and biking to bird watching and camping. Many people choose to commune with the beauty of nature and skip the traditional hotel experience by setting up residence at the campground at the National Seashore. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, it is worth noting that the camping facilities offer everything you will need in the way services and amenities, from water and electric hookups to public restrooms and clean showers.

This is just one of the beautiful beaches along the east coast of Florida. You will discover that it offers unfettered beaches with powdery sand and breathtaking vistas of the clear blue sea.

Top image: JohnWalton031954 (wikipedia), CC BY-SA 2.0

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