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Canaveral National Seashore Post Hurricane Nicole Status Update

Sand washes over the Playalinda Beach roadway.


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News Release Date: November 12, 2022

Contact: Laura Henning, 321-229-3766


Canaveral National Seashore is slowly recovering from widespread damage due to Hurricane Nicole. 

 Visitors to Canaveral National Seashore should continue to exercise caution while in all areas where access is allowed.   


The following areas will partially open Monday, November 14, 2022: 


  • Apollo Beach (Boardwalks #2, 3 & 4-stair access only, Eldora Road open.) 


With the safety of employees and visitors being National Park Service’s top priority, the following areas remain closed: 

  • Apollo (Boardwalks #1, 5 & 6-backcountry hiking and camping are still suspended). 

  • Seminole Rest is closed due to extensive flooding. 

  • Playalinda Beach will remain closed until further notice due to severe damage.   


The seashore remains under Incident Commander Chief Wayne Rybeck who shares, “Please understand that Canaveral National Seashore suffered severe resource and infrastructure damage, especially in the Playalinda District. The safety of visitors and staff is my highest priority. We will share information with the public as it becomes available.” 


Please observe all closures and do not enter through closed gates. To stay up to date, continue to check the park webpage for alerts. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for @CanaveralNatlSeashore. Thank you for your patience. 



Last updated: November 12, 2022

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Canaveral National Seashore, Headquarters
212 S. Washington Ave.

Titusville, FL 32796


386 428-3384 x0

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