Haulover Canal Bridge Closure
The Haulover Canal Bridge will be closed for construction beginning May 6, 2013. The bridge will be closed to all traffic for about 7 weeks. Access to the facilities on the north and south sides of the bridge will be open and unaffected.
CAUTION: TURTLE NESTING SEASON
Please do not disturb sea turtle nests. You can also help protect nesting sea turtles and hatchlings by filling any holes you dig in the sand. Thank you.
Getting Here. The national seashore and the wildlife refuge, located midway on Florida's east coast between Daytona Beach and Melbourne, are accessible via U.S. 1, I-95, and Fla 528 (Beach Line Expressway). The northern access, Apollo Beach, is on Fla A1A at the southern-most end in New Smyrna Beach.
Seminole Rest is located east of US-1 in Oak Hill on River Road. (In Oakhill, turn east onto Halifax Avenue, which is located by the flashing caution light on US-1. Take Halifax Avenue east to River Road. Turn north on River Road. Seminole Rest is two tenths of a mile on the east side of River Road.
The southern access, Playalinda Beach in Titusville, is on Fla 406/402. Playalinda Beach is reached via Fla 402 (also known as Beach Road). From I-95, the exit number for our north district (Apollo Beach) is 249. For the south district (Playalinda), the exit number from I-95 is 220. At both exits, go toward the east & follow the signs.
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Public Transportation. There is no public transportation in the park. The park visitor may tour the park via private vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. Horseback riding is available in the North District by reservation. A permit is required and the visitor must provide their own horse.
Did You Know?
A manatee calf will stay with it's mother for as long as two years before venturing out on it's own.