Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Florida

Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, FL came in at Number 23 in a recent “best beaches poll” by Trip Advisor. It is a beach that I have visited quite often and comes in at number four on my list of best beaches I have had between my toes.

Canaveral National Seashore ranked 23rd on Trip Advisor's 2013  Traveler's Choice list.  While not a factor in this year's ranking one key feature of the beach used to be the proximity to the Space Shuttle launch pads. Photo R. Anderson

Canaveral National Seashore ranked 23rd on Trip Advisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice list. While not a factor in this year’s ranking one key feature of the beach used to be the proximity to the Space Shuttle launch pads. Photo R. Anderson

Located next to the Kennedy Space Center, this beach on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida provides ample dunes and natural wonders to explore.  Another key feature is the lack of high rises and other commercial buildings.

During the Space Shuttle era visitors to the beach were often treated to the site of the Space Shuttle on the launch pad. Most of the shuttle pad structure has been torn down and replaced with new facilities that will one day carry new rockets into orbit.

When that day comes one can rest assured that the Canaveral National Seashore will still be there greeting visitors as it has for generations. Just be sure to take along some mosquito spray if you do go as the insects like to attack along the dune line.

Copyright 2013 R. Anderson

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