Playalinda Beach

Falcon heavy launch with trees and roadway in foreground,
Falcon Heavy First Flight 2018

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Quick Facts
Playalinda Beach
Canaveral National Seashore

Accessible Rooms, Beach/Water Access, Entrance Passes for Sale, Parking - Auto, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Wheelchair Accessible

Playalinda Beach 

Located on the space coast in Brevard County, Playalinda Beach is a popular destination for beach going, wildlife viewing and rocket launch viewing. On the way to the seashore stop off at our sister park Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge or Kennedy Space Center at their visitor complex.

Canaveral National Seashore manages the Playalinda District up through Klondike Beach to Apollo parking area number four to provide enjoyment, education and wildlife protection on behalf of Kennedy Space Center. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge co-manages 140,000 acres on behalf of Kennedy Space Center.

Once you enter Playalinda Beach vistas one through eight offer wildlife viewing for a variety of migratory birds, alligators and other pond dwelling species. Look a few miles into the distance and catch a glimpse of the historic launch pads that launched man to the moon. 

Playalinda offers fourteen beach access areas leaving plenty of space for visitors to find relaxation. Some tips to know before you go is to bring everything you may need while enjoying the beach (water, food, sunscreen, chairs, etc). There are parking areas, restrooms and accessible ramps at each beach parking area. 

Canaveral National Seashore

Last updated: September 21, 2022