Spanning 57,662 acres, the Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) is a barrier island near New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, and a unique location to explore with your dog. Located next door to the Kennedy Space Center, the seashore is sometimes temporarily closed when there are space launch-related activities.
Most visitors to the park will be attracted by the twenty-five miles of undeveloped barrier island preserve, dunes, marsh, natural beach, and the lagoon that is the habitat to some wildlife including several bird species. Visitors can enjoy many recreational activities including bird-watching, swimming, camping, hiking, auto touring, fishing, boating, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and guided tours. Amenities in CANA available to facilitate these recreational activities include a picnic area, primitive campgrounds, museum/exhibit, visitor center, restrooms, boat ramp, and a self-guided tour/trail.
You can bring your dog into the Canaveral National Seashore, but you should be aware that there are several restrictions for our canine friends. First of all, dogs are prohibited from the western edge of the dune line, which includes the ocean beach and boardwalk that access the beach. However, they are allowed on the lagoon side, including at Eddy Creek, Turtle Mound, Eldora and Seminole Rest. They are also allowed on the seashore's furbulous trails, park roads, and any multi-use paths. In these areas, you and your dog will find lots to explore in this barrier island sanctuary, from lagoons and waterways, to several species of plant and animal life, including sea turtles and manatees!
Entrance to the seashore is $15 for a 7 day pass for vehicles, with an annual pass for $40. Be sure to keep your adventure pup leashed at all times everywhere you go on the seashore. Bring all the essentials for a fun and safe day out, including water to share and clean-up bags. Always pick up whatever your pup lays down.
For a truly pawrific day in the gorgeous Florida sun, take a trip with your dog to the Canaveral National Seashore