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


    National Seashore Florida

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    Boardwalk #3 at Playalinda is closed for repair/replacement. This closure will be remain in effect for up to 8 weeks.

  • ChemTreat Conducting Maintenance of Exotic Plants

    Southeastern ChemTreat will be conducting maintenance of exotic plants on Shipyard & other islands within Canvaveral Nat'l Seashore for approximately 1 month. More »

  • Commercial Harvesting Permit Renewals

    Commercial Harvesting Permits will no longer be issued to new applicants. Only those who had a valid commercial harvesting permit in 2014 are eligible to renew for the 2015 permit year, which runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015

Laws & Policies



As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in the park. "Federal Facilities" are defined as a "building or part thereof owned or leased by the Federal Government, where Federal employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties." This includes but is not limited to administrative buildings, visitor centers, and within walled forts including any open grounds therein.

Emergencies: Park visitors should call 911

General Park Regulations

  • Glass containers are not allowed
  • All litter must be removed from the Seashore and place in proper trash receptacles
  • Visitors must obey the park speed limits and all park regulations
  • Fireworks are not allowed within park boundaries
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach at Canaveral National Seashore
  • The use of Personal Watercraft (PWC) is prohibited by Federal Regulation
  • Fishing limits are based on applicable Florida State laws
  • Metal detectors are prohibited by Federal Regulation
  • All plant and animal species are protected within Canaveral National Seashore
  • When authorized, containerized fires are allowed only in designated areas
  • Drink responsibly and follow all state laws on alcohol consumption.


2013->Chapter 790">Florida State Statutes, Title XLVI, Chapter 790, Weapons & Firearms

SUPERINTENDENT'S COMPENDIUM of designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposedunder the discretionary authority by the Superintendent of Canaveral National Seashore.

Title36 Code of Federal Regulations.

Did You Know?


The manatees that live in the Indian River Lagoon are in the seashore in the summer, and go south to find warmer water in the winter.