Canaveral National Seashore
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Discover secluded beaches and backcountry
Nature lovers, fear not. Some 30 percent of Florida is protected for conservation and recreation purposes. At Cape Canaveral National Seashore there are miles of unspoiled beaches. Spot endangered shorebirds at the waterline or kayak the Atlantic Ocean. At Sebastian Inlet State Park, go snorkeling or shelling on the beachside. Opposite the beachside is Indian River Lagoon, which is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Manatees are particularly common here. North of Daytona in Volusia County, North Peninsula State Park provides good hiking trails and bird watching for native and migratory species. Look for roseate spoonbills with deep pink plumage. Gopher tortoises—large, native land tortoises—also call this park home.
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