Enjoy a Day of Fun at Canaveral National Seashore

The Canaveral National Seashore stretches across 24 miles of unblemished coastline and features some of the most spectacular scenery in the area. Just 10 miles from the Night Swan, the Canaveral National Seashore is a great place to visit during any New Smyrna Beach vacation. Not only does the national park feature a pristine and beautifully untouched piece of Florida coastline, it’s also a great destination filled with a wide variety of things to do. In fact, there are so many great activities that you can find Florida beach guides specifically designed for visits to the Canaveral National Seashore. The national park features historic sites, hiking trails, birding and wildlife watching, fishing, and so much more. But, no matter what you choose to do on the Canaveral National Seashore, we know you will enjoy a fun-filled day exploring one of Florida’s best barrier islands!

Find out more about all of the fun things to do in New Smyrna Beach, FL, when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do like visiting the Canaveral National Seashore.

Things to Do at the Canaveral National Seashore

Because of the area’s diverse landscape, which includes barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters, the Canaveral National Seashore offers something for everyone. You will see endangered and unique species of wildlife, unique historic sites, and beautiful scenery that work together to exude an old Florida atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. While you explore the seashore, you’ll also find these great activities:

  • Backcountry excursions
  • Birdwatching, plus sea turtles, manatees, and other wildlife to discover
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing and boating
  • Hiking
  • Historic sites including Eldora State House, Seminole Rest, Turtle Mound, and Castle Windy
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Scenic drives
  • Surfing and swimming
  • And more!

Plan Your Visit

Unless you visit on a National Parks Free Entrance Day, admission to the Canaveral National Seashore is just $5 per vehicle and you pay when you arrive. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter, and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer. However, the visitors center and some activities have different hours. Before your visit, be sure to check the operating schedule online to ensure that the places you want to visit are open.

Stay in the Best New Smyrna Beach Accommodations!

Experience the charm of historic New Smyrna Beach with a getaway to Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast! Just 10 miles from the Canaveral National Seashore, our New Smyrna Beach, FL, inn is close to a wide variety of great things to do. In addition, because of its great location on the intracoastal waterway, the Night Swan also features breathtaking waterfront views, cool coastal breezes, and a picturesque setting you’ll love.

Every guest who stays with us enjoys a  unique and well-appointed guest room, a delicious breakfast each morning, and plenty of peace and quiet. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a trip for a group, New Smyrna Beach and the Night Swan are the perfect destinations for a Florida beach vacation. Browse our guestrooms online today. Then, book your next seaside getaway with us! We can’t wait for you to join us in New Smyrna!

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