Playalinda Beach
Playalinda Beach
4.5
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • William R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First trip to nude beach
    My wife and I visited Playalinda beach during our anniversary trip last week. It was our first time to a nude beach and it was great. It was $20 to get in, however that was good for the week. The beaches were very clean. Everyone told us to go to lot 13 for the nude beach, however the road was closed at lot 9 due to them working on the dunes. You were able to get nude there and it was very relaxing. It wasn’t crazy busy either. Mostly couples and single men, one was a little creepy, but for the most part, everyone stayed to themselves. Overall, great experience for us and we would definitely do it again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • West D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful day at the beach
    Went to lot 13. Went through the gate at 6 am. Wanted to watch the sunrise, I got a surprise. A very large turtle was making her way down the beach to the ocean. A wonderful experience. The gnats were bad until the sun came up good. I was there on a Thursday, it wasn't crowded. A few couples, mostly single men. For me it was a very enjoyable experience.. I will be back.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2023
  • rdubbs08
    Edmond, Oklahoma7,574 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected delight!
    We were in the Titusville area for a week taking our oldest to space camp at KSC. One of the staff suggested if we were going to visit a beach to skip Cocoa Beach and instead hit Playalinda - we are so thankful for her tip! Located on the NASA property, but managed by the National Park Service, it costs $20 to gain access to the beach area. Each beach access point is numbered - we went to number 3 I believe (one of them is clothing optional). This was one of the nicest Florida beaches I have been too! Not crowded, plenty of sand and beach - it was awesome! We only wish we had more time to enjoy it. Highly recommend! Plus, you can see the launch pads just over the dunes!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • David A
    Gainesville, Georgia3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant day
    The price is up to $25 for a weeks worth of entry. Not too expensive if you will be there for a week, pricey just for a day trip. That said the beaches are clean, pit toilets are as clean as a pit toilet can be (ie gross). Went to 13 for full sun exposure. It wasn’t a great beach day so there were not a lot of people there. Very relaxing quiet and enjoyable. As the day went by it started getting a little busier with nicer weather unfortunately I had to leave earlier than I wanted. People seemed to keep to themselves, not as social as Blind Creek Beach. Went for several walks throughout the day. This beach is very flat/level compared to Apollo and Blind Creek so it made walking a lot nicer on the knees. The beach is pretty short, it’s only about 1/2 mile down to 12 which is not clothing optional. I wasn’t sure how far north I was allowed to walk. There is a sign for the Klondike trail about 1/2 mile north of 13 entrance. There is a sign saying you need a back country permit to go beyond that point. I read it as dont keep walking so I turned around, I would have liked going further. 13 is by far the busiest beach Ages were very spread out younger than what seems typical to older which is nice to see. Overall a pleasant experience. If I go back it would only be for multiple days to take advantage of the $25 entry.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 March 2024
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Andrew N
Hendersonville, NC169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful natural beach. We went to parking lot #1. Would be a great location to watch a rocket launch as you could see a few of the launch complexes from it. While I understand the reason for the chemical toilets, they are disguisting and no have no way to wash your hands.
Written 2 April 2024
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David A
Gainesville, GA3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The price is up to $25 for a weeks worth of entry. Not too expensive if you will be there for a week, pricey just for a day trip. That said the beaches are clean, pit toilets are as clean as a pit toilet can be (ie gross). Went to 13 for full sun exposure. It wasn’t a great beach day so there were not a lot of people there. Very relaxing quiet and enjoyable. As the day went by it started getting a little busier with nicer weather unfortunately I had to leave earlier than I wanted.
People seemed to keep to themselves, not as social as Blind Creek Beach.
Went for several walks throughout the day. This beach is very flat/level compared to Apollo and Blind Creek so it made walking a lot nicer on the knees. The beach is pretty short, it’s only about 1/2 mile down to 12 which is not clothing optional. I wasn’t sure how far north I was allowed to walk. There is a sign for the Klondike trail about 1/2 mile north of 13 entrance. There is a sign saying you need a back country permit to go beyond that point. I read it as dont keep walking so I turned around, I would have liked going further.
13 is by far the busiest beach
Ages were very spread out younger than what seems typical to older which is nice to see.
Overall a pleasant experience. If I go back it would only be for multiple days to take advantage of the $25 entry.
Written 22 March 2024
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Nude Lease On Life
Long Island, NY30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Playalinda is the third of four official nude beaches in Florida that we visited. It is definitely more "out of the way" than Haulover or Blind Creek and is located on the Canaveral National Seashore, accessible through Titusville. We would suggest mapping the drive (you are looking for Parking Lot #13) from wherever you might be to get an idea of travel time, as it could be deceiving if you are looking at a map or mileage as the crow flies. Another worthwhile consideration is the national seashore access fee: $20 for a week can be wonderful if you are planning to return multiple times (or visit Apollo Beach during the same week, which also is accessible with this parking pass), but it can be steep if you are looking to only visit for a day (as we were)... especially if it's cloudy!

Nevertheless, the beach is wonderful. Perhaps it is because of the inclement weather during our visit, but it reminded us of beaches much closer to home on Long Island, NY (more specifically Fire Island). Maybe this is because Fire Island is also a national seashore, but the sand and ocean vibes on a thin strip of land felt very similar. That is about where the similarities end, however, as the parking lot is much smaller than a typical NY beach (if you don't get a spot at Parking Lot #13, you can park at the next closest lot that is available and walk upward). We have also been told that during certain times of the year (based on water and erosion conditions) some of the parking lots will be closed. If that is the case during your visit, you should go as far as it will let you go and park in the furthest lot. Often times the nude beach simply becomes the furthest lot, or you can at least walk toward the official nude beach from that area.

In terms of additional amenities, there are bathrooms and shower facilities near the parking lot (clothing technically is required here... despite my having to take a photo with the sign!), though there are not many of them and they are very simple in nature. Better than the port-a-potties at Blind Creek (during our visits), but pale in comparison to the facilities available at Haulover. At any rate, if you find yourself in the greater Orlando area (especially toward the Atlantic coast), Playalinda is a wonderful beach that is worth the visit (given the lack of parking and the distance to get there, it is less likely to be as packed as some of the other nude beaches with closer-to-urban-settings). It is also worth mentioning that on your way to Playalinda you pass by a great view of the nearby Kennedy Space Center, which alone may be worth stopping the car and getting out to take some photos. If you're able to line up a visit during a rocket launch, even better (though we hear you may want to plan accordingly due to the traffic and number of people also coming to view the launch from the Canaveral National Seashore). An alternative that worked for us was to view a rocket launch on a clear night from Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, so you always have that option as well!
Written 1 January 2024
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Chuck M
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Awesome, ocean front nude sunning and bathing.
great sand. Park Service officers drive by regularly to keep the peace.
We'll be back for sure.
Written 17 December 2023
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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK7,574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were in the Titusville area for a week taking our oldest to space camp at KSC. One of the staff suggested if we were going to visit a beach to skip Cocoa Beach and instead hit Playalinda - we are so thankful for her tip!

Located on the NASA property, but managed by the National Park Service, it costs $20 to gain access to the beach area. Each beach access point is numbered - we went to number 3 I believe (one of them is clothing optional). This was one of the nicest Florida beaches I have been too! Not crowded, plenty of sand and beach - it was awesome! We only wish we had more time to enjoy it.

Highly recommend! Plus, you can see the launch pads just over the dunes!
Written 18 August 2023
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West D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Went to lot 13. Went through the gate at 6 am. Wanted to watch the sunrise, I got a surprise. A very large turtle was making her way down the beach to the ocean. A wonderful experience. The gnats were bad until the sun came up good. I was there on a Thursday, it wasn't crowded. A few couples, mostly single men. For me it was a very enjoyable experience.. I will be back.
Written 23 June 2023
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M S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
My family moved here because of this beach. in the last five years it has steadily declined. aside from hurricane damage not being repaired, the nude section has infiltrated vista 7 and there doesn't seem to be any plan to remedy either problem. it's definitely not kid friendly. btw, watch out for splinters and nails sticking out of the boardwalks.
Written 17 June 2023
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Anthony H
Trenton, New Jersey47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Nice beach. Only open to area 7 after since the storm so hopefully it will all open soon

People in area 7 don’t care and bear it all (while waiting for area 13 to reopen)where they want away from most people but walk around like they own it.

Very relaxing. Bathrooms are terrible. Not much better than a Porta john and no running water to rinse the sand off

But one of the more quieter beaches because of the $40 annual pass

Still a must visit
Written 29 May 2023
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William R
Baltimore 1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited Playalinda beach during our anniversary trip last week. It was our first time to a nude beach and it was great. It was $20 to get in, however that was good for the week. The beaches were very clean. Everyone told us to go to lot 13 for the nude beach, however the road was closed at lot 9 due to them working on the dunes. You were able to get nude there and it was very relaxing. It wasn’t crazy busy either. Mostly couples and single men, one was a little creepy, but for the most part, everyone stayed to themselves. Overall, great experience for us and we would definitely do it again.
Written 23 May 2023
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LaFemmeTinita
Titusville, FL36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach that is calm and relaxing. It is a National park as well and the only beach where you can see KSC’s rocket launchpads. I love this beach and it’s calm and serenity. The only thing I would say is the water tends to be pretty wavy for those who do like to enter the water such as myself. But there are good days although it’s worth mentioning especially for the kiddos.
Written 22 May 2023
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