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Address: Co Road A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Still beautiful despite losing some of the dunes

Hurricane Matthew has rewritten this beach in as much as it is now flatter and wider where the nearest dunes used to be. It has also unfortunately piled up plastic bottles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dennis P
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hurricane Matthew has rewritten this beach in as much as it is now flatter and wider where the nearest dunes used to be. It has also unfortunately piled up plastic bottles, driftwood and other debris from the incoming tides and left it high and dry - at least if was like that when I visited. If I stayed in the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many tourists travel on A1A South of New Smyrna Beach, and that's what makes this park attractive, because you discover nature, history and culture everywhere in that area.

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1 Thank Jean F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful naturist destination. Devoid of commercial taint. Went November '16 after hurricane Matthew. Much erosion evident. Don't know if it's related to the time of year or the storms but a lot of debris washed up on the shore, human-based and natural. Saw similar in Daytona Beach though. It was disheartening to see the amount of human garbage mixed among... More 

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1 Thank Nate C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach with very few other bathers. Be sure to stop at the ranger station just inside of the main gate. Good Hint - if you are over 65 purchase the lifetime pass. Only costs $10, good at ANY national park/site in the US and all for only $10.

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1 Thank Dennis S
Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is worth the trip. Shelling on these beaches is average but so much better than New Smyrna Beach. Very well maintained. Be aware that beach #5 is clothing optional.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It took some patience but I got a parking space at lot #5 after a group of birders with binoculars got more then a eyeful and left It was my first visit and most trash that I had cleaned up had washed ashore other then that it was very pristine Ages varied but mostly it's a 50 and up crowd... More 

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3 Thank Tatsbradley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We love the beach in the Canaveral National Seashore area South of New Smyrna Beach. Because it is within the boundaries of the huge Canaveral preserve, you need to pay to enter the area ( the $10 lifetime national park pass is what we use). There are a half dozen parking areas with restrooms along the 7 ( or so)... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Apollo Beach in New Smyrna Beach is a portion of the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. It's therefore a Federally run facility and national park. There is a charge to enter the park and then there are 5 parking areas over a 6 mile length of road. The 5 parking areas are numbered from 1 to 5 with lot 5 being... More 

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Dexter, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Love going to Apollo Beach/Canaveral Sea Shore. Not very crowed even on weekends. Not many facilities except rest rooms. Parking area 1 has showers but the other parking areas don't.

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2 Thank KDCTSC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is my own personal paradise, beautiful sandy beaches, lots of wildlife, great surf, but I like to call it my own beach, so please don't visit there!

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