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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