• Visitors enjoying a stroll along Canaveral National Seashore's pristine beach

    Canaveral

    National Seashore Florida

Reflect on the Real Florida

Since ancient times, this barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened animals find refuge here, including sea turtles who nest on its shores. Like Indians and early settlers, you too can find tranquility. Swim in the ocean. Fish in the lagoon. Stroll down a wooded trail. Or reflect on the longest expanse of pristine shore in Florida - the way it used to be.

Did You Know?

Sea turtle hatchlings making their way back to the sea

That temperature determines the sex of sea turtle hatchlings? Females are hatched in the top, or warmer part of the nest, and males in the lower, or cooler part.