Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach Florida is known for several unique qualities. Most well known is its location on the Canaveral National Seashore along the east coast of Florida. Situated on a barrier island, Playalinda Beach is separated from the mainland of Florida by the Indian River, though the beach is accessible from the town of Titusville.

The Canaveral National Seashore is eastern Florida’s longest extension of public beach that remains undeveloped. It is a very narrow stretch of sand, only 300 feet wide at its most narrow, and offers only a single dune. However, this stretch of sand between the Atlantic Ocean and Mosquito Lagoon is often the first line of protection against tropical storms. Its large storm waves, however, have made Playalinda Beach Florida very popular with surfers.

Playalinda Beach Florida is also popular due to its location less than 5 miles from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Aeronautics enthusiasts consider Playalinda one of the best spots to watch the launch of NASA rockets, though the beach is sometimes closed during launches for safety reasons.

Playalinda is also well known in the naturalist community. Many nudists find that the beach’s remote location provides a great deal of privacy. However, those wishing to participate in nudist endeavors at Playalinda should be forewarned that Brevard County has officially established an ordinance prohibiting nudity on the beach.

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

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