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.
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…)