Playalinda Beach | All Natural, Undeveloped Florida Beach

When I moved to Orlando, being more familiar with west coast beaches, I often asked people which was their favorite east coast beach within 1.5 hours of Orlando. Most said New Smyrna Beach. A very few said Playalinda. After visiting the latter, I can say that I am now a member of Team Playalinda.  I think Playalinda may be one of the better kept secrets on the east coast.  This was somewhat verified for me when a coworker told me he didn’t like mentioning it to people because he didn’t want word to get out.

panorama of playalinda access 7 from the boardwalk

Undeveloped beaches are few and far between and the absence of development is what makes Playalinda so spectacular. Located on a barrier island east of Titusville, FL, Playalinda beach is a part of the Canaveral National Seashore,. The Canaveral National Seashore as a whole contains 24 miles of undeveloped beach and is located just north Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space center. If you are a looking for a quiet, natural beach with no buildings or development, Playalinda is the beach for you. (more…)