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Friday, September 12, 2014

Do Me, Orlando: Sunny-side up at Playalinda Beach

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Image by Brendan O’Connor
  • Image by Brendan O’Connor

Image by Brendan O’Connor

Describe in one word: Nekkid

The best part: Miles of beach without any cars, buildings or motorbikes

Info/cost: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville; 321-267-1110; nps.gov/cana; $5 per car, $1 per bike/pedestrian

It lasted: All day

So this whole little pocket of natural blisstasticness was created as a buffer for the NASA launch pad thing just to the south. Because things fall off of those shuttles, y’all, and ain’t nobody got time for that. Coincidentally, it’s also a thriving wildlife sanctuary for all kinds of critters like sea turtles, wild pigs and bobcats. The only structure in the preserve is the ticket booth at the front of the park, so there’s nothing obstructing your view of that gorgeous Atlantic horizon – except for that naked guy to your left. Yes, naked guy. Despite the signs all along the road telling beachgoers that it’s against the law to air your junk in public, the beach is a national park, which supersedes local law enforcement – or something. Whatever the reason, everybody down at the end of the beach is naked and loving it.

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