I guess the cat’s out of the bag. One of the Space Coast’s most popular hidden gems has just been outed by USAToday. They recently named Playalinda Beach as one of the 10 Best Uncrowded Atlantic Beaches for Summer.
Located inside the Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Playlinda Beach is one of the quietest beaches you’d have the pleasure of sunning on without fighting a crowd. It’s also popular with surfers and sea turtles. Canaveral National Seashore is an important nesting area for several species of threatened and endangered sea turtles. As many as 4,500 nests have been recorded each summer along the 24-miles of protected beach.
Playalinda Beach is open to the public daily between 6:00 am to 6:00 pm in the winter and 6:00 am to 8:00 pm in the summer. Like Jetty Park to the south, there is a daily fee to enter the park.
Other beaches on USAToday’s list include:
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
Block Island Beach, Rhode Island
Topsail Beach, North Carolina
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia
Goose Rocks Beach, Maine
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Nauset Light Beach in Cape Cod National Sea Shore, Massachusetts
Emerald Isle, North Carolina