Maintained by the National Park Service, the Canaveral National Seashore lies along a barrier island that is framed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. The area is largely undeveloped, offering visitors a true look at wild and natural Florida coastline.
The park is home to some of Florida's most interesting flora and fauna. Manatees and dolphins will often pass by nearby the shores, and four species of sea turtles frequent both the waters and the beaches during their nesting seasons. Wading birds and many different species of crab can be found along the shoreline and tide pools, darting in and out of the many different species of tropical plants.
A visitor center near the entrance is open for park goers to find information on tours and events, as well as backcountry camping options. A short trip down the park's one road reveals Turtle Mound, an ancient shell mound built by the tribes that used to inhabit the area. Beach access points and picnic areas line the road, ending at a final beach access boardwalk to the east and boat access to the Indian River to the west.
The park's unique location between-waterways makes it a spectacular place to get away from the developed urban areas and enjoy gorgeous views from sunrise to sunset!