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orldick

Date Posted:05/25/2003 05:04:39Copy HTML

Apollo Beach at Canaveral National Seashore.

National Park Service Link. http://www.nps.gov/cana/
Getting there: http://www.nps.gov/cana/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Virtual tour: http://virtualvolusia.com/Canaveral.html       <<< (VERY GOOD FOLLOW THIS LINK - JM)

Parking is limited, which gives you a lot of room on the beach. As a reference it is about a mile between parking lots four and five. South of parking lot five is the "clothing optional beach" rangers will ticket you for being nude north of parking lot five.

Thongs are seen on all beach, but most are seen south of parking lots three and four (don't ask me why not north?) The rangers are fine with thongs.

Today south of parking lot four there were two couples and three guys in thongs, one speedo and one DORK short (that's off the top of my head I didn't take a count).

Not a pick up place but a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.
Extra link to New Symrna city's beach:  http://volusia.org/beach/
Anonymous #1

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:05/26/2003 09:56:22Copy HTML

I've done a lot of thonging around Lots 3 and 4 in very skimpy VLC thongs without any problems.  People basically ignore you.  Lot 3 had the fewest people, mostly fishermen who didn't even look at what I was wearing even when I talked to them about their fishing.

Parking can get really tight at lot5--be sure to get there early!

tbacktom #2

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/24/2003 11:17:14Copy HTML

I have a pretty funny story about Apollo Beach that may show us all that wearing thongs in public is no big deal when the politics are taken away.

Years ago, when I first started traveling around to new places to go thonging/nude, I was in FLA and I spotted "Apollo Beach" on my map in the area where I was.  I remembered reading about Apollo on several message boards (lots of controversy), so I was determined to go thonging and maybe nude there.

I drove to Apollo Beach the next day, following the map.  When I got there, it was a nice, but tiny public beach with a sand and gravel parking lot.  There were about two cars there, and it was within walking distance of a nice little neighborhood.  I thought:  How can this be the place I read about?  What's the big deal?

I got out of the car, and started walking on a trail through the dunes to the beach.  ...I was already wearing my thong, I drove there in it!  I remember it was a really nice black Ritchie or other quality thong.  Anyway, I got a few yards down the trail and passed a women who was fully clothed walking two dogs.  She gave me a big smile, looked me up and down, and said "Hi!, How are you?"  I smiled back and said Hello.

Then, I got to the beach and started walking.  It was a small stretch of beach, and I didn't see anyone else.  After a few minutes a couple came jogging past in running shoes, t-shirts and shorts.  The had huge smiles on their faces and said Hi, how are you just like the other woman had.  I returned their greetings and turned around to look at them after they passed.  They were both looking back at my ass as they ran with huge smiles.

Then, I passed the lady with the dogs again and now she was walking with another woman.  They both stopped to say Hello to me, so I stopped to say hello.  They commented on what a nice day it was, and if I was having a good day.  They looked me up and down and smiled the whole time we were speaking.  Then, we went our our way.  I turned around to look at them, and caught them both looking back at my ass...they smiled and waved!

Then, I go to the end of the beach to where there was a sort of tidal river coming into the beach.  This was not an ocean view, but an inlet, and there were mangrove trees at the back of the beach along the inlet.  It was secluded and the water was deep, but moving slowly.  I thought this must be the section where people went nude at Apollo Beach, so I took of my thong and walked a little more.  The sun felt great, so I sat in the sand, and then laid back and closed my eyes.

Just as I was dozing off to sleep, I heard a boat motor idling past, then a horn blowing.  I sat up and there was a boat moving slowly past just a few yards away.  There were two couples on board waving at me and I waved back. They waved again, then I waved again ...until they were out of sight.

I decided to get up and start walking back.  I walked to the main beach nude, then put my thong back on.  I passed guy in shorts and no shirt running who also waived and said hello.  Everyone I had seen that day was unusulayy friendly to me.

When I got back to my car, the two women who had been walking the dogs were standing next to one of the other cars chatting.  When I got near, they started talking to me again. they asked if I was from out of town and if it was my first time there, and other things.  We said good bye, then i got in my car (in my thong only again) and drove off.

As I drove I remembered reading on the message boards that thongers and nudists were being encouraged to spend money at the local businesses and mention that they were visiting to enjoy the nude beach.  I was thirsty and curious about what a local business owner would say about this.  So, I pulled into a convenience store.  I reached in the back seat for a t-shirt and shorts, but I thought "what the hell" so I only put on the t-shirt.  The shirt was not quite long enough to conceal my bathing suit in front, and of course from the back, it showed the bottom of my bare cheeks and no strap.  (yes, I admit I'm an exhibitionist and get a thrill out of that kind of thing)

I walked in the store and there were a few people in there who all stared at me as I walked to the cooler and pulled out a bottle of powerade.  I just sort of browsed around until everyone was done at the counter because I wanted to ask the girl behind the counter about the beach.

I got lots of looks and nobody spoke to me, but nobody seems upset that I was somewhat exposing myself.  When I asked the girl behind the camera where the beach was, she was smiling and staring right at my crotch most of the time.  She gave me directions to the very beach I had come from.  I asked if that was Apollo Beach and she said yes.  Then, I asked if it was a problem to wear a suit like I had on to the beach.  I pulled up my shirt a little and smiled, she looked and smiled (yes, I was getting aroused), then I turned around. She giggled and said she really like my bathing suit but she had never seen anyone wear anything like it to Apollo Beach.  She said didn't think it was a problem, but she didn't really know.

By this time a few more customers had come in to pay for gas and I thought I was beginning to make a scene.  I said "one last question" as I paid for my drink, "is it OK to go nude at Apollo Beach?"  Just then someone behind me said, "UH, I think you're talking about the Apollo Beach on the ATLANTIC SIDE OF FLA. That's clear across the state."

I just walked out smiling.

tbacktom

Thong Day Every Day #3

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:08/13/2003 01:59:43Copy HTML

I've actually been thonging 4 or 5 times this summer at Lot # 1 and haven't had any comments... just a few stares.  However, I'm usually the only one in a thong.  I didn't realize the rest of you were down at Lot's 3 & 4 .
1Monte #4

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:09/06/2003 10:05:32Copy HTML

I got there around 3:00PM, and there was only a handful of people on the beach, none in thongs or anything worth a second look. I wore a US Flag Dore VLC, and nobody even cared.

Actually, this worked out rather well, as we had been staying at Daytona, and that beach was very crowded on Saturday. For those of you not familiar with Lot 1, there is a lot of parking, 2 outside showers, and restrooms. The beach is really great, very wide and extremely clean. I highly recommend it--and it saves time driving out to the nude beach if you are just thonging.
Overall, this was a great day, even if i was the lone thonger once again......

Monte
TJ-22 #5

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/09/2004 02:35:29Copy HTML

It seems from these messages that thonging is fine in Volusia County, but very bad (if not illegal) in Brevard County.  I happen to be going to Brevard County on business in a few weeks, so I have a few questions:

1. To get to Apollo Beach, do I simply drive to the coast road in New Smyrna, turn right (south), and drive to the end of the road? 

2. How do I get to Playalinda Beach?  If I go there, will I find anyone wearing a thong, or will the crowd be virtually 100% nude? 

3. Are the other beaches in Brevard (Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, etc) simply places where the crowd makes thonging unpleasant, or is thonging actually illegal (and enforced)?  And are they otherwise conservative, or as liberal as any beach as long as you aren't wearing a thong?  I may choose to go to one of them purely for convenience, but wear a small brief suit instead of a thong (will the rednecks make that unpleasant?).

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

TJ-22

 

Sunyourbuns #6

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/11/2004 02:01:06Copy HTML

I live in cape canaveral and wear my thong to the beach all  the time. I have never been hassled. I have seen other in thongs mostly women and occationally men.  Patrick Airforce base is a great place to thong. There and many stretchs to walk that are not crowded. You can wear  you bikini  any wear with no hassles. Have fun!
orldick #7

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/18/2004 09:51:42Copy HTML

FYI - For anyone planing on going to Apollo, the season has started and the parking lots are filling up sooner. Today, Sunday 17 April, parking lot 4 was full at 8:30 AM. and the park was completly filled at 12 Noon when I left today.

Dick

1Monte #8

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/20/2004 06:16:59Copy HTML

As I've said before, this is one of the prettiest beaches on the east coast. Several of us from the Board plan on meeting at Lot 1 April 25 around 2 PM. Everyone please join us. This is a large lot, and has restrooms and showers. For you nature lovers, there are lots of birds (and other things) to watch.

Monte
sagacious #9

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:06/26/2004 06:10:05Copy HTML

I've spent the last two - three weeks down there and seen only a few thongs and g-strings.  I have worn both and felt very comfortable doing so, but am a little disappointed in not seeing more people doing so.  At the National Seashore I've just worn my microkini which pretty much only covers the essentials with no problems, just a few looks from both the guys and ladies.
JM_Runs #10

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/25/2004 05:16:21Copy HTML

IN THE NEWS - Beach buffs ignore nudity ban

Strictly speaking, Elizabeth Barriga can't wear a thong bathing suit in Brevard County -- much less stroll around au naturel on Playalinda Beach.

But since an almost-10-year-old county ban on nudity isn't strictly enforced at the federally owned property, she and friends often are bare down to there on an isolated stretch of Canaveral National Seashore.

The presence of nudity at Playalinda's northern end and the southern tip of Apollo, its sister beach in Volusia County, is no more covered up than many of the guests. The two sites, covering about 24 miles of seashore, are well-known worldwide -- a Google Web search for a combination of the words "nudity" and "Playalinda" brings 1,450 hits.

The reason for the lax approach to enforcing the nudity ban? Where and what activity happens on the beach, law enforcement officials say, determines who's responsible for consequences. And unless blatant sex acts are involved, beachgoers, many of whom prefer the term "naturists" over "nudists," often are left to enjoy the beach in the buff.

Barriga, of Titusville, was introduced to nudity in "a healthy, loving way" by her family at age 12, she said. Being nude is completely different than being involved in illegal sexual activity, she said, but she acknowledges some people equate the two.

"This is what it's about -- living our lives, not to cause trouble," she said. "It's a lifestyle choice."

Canaveral National Seashore officials -- who report to the National Park Service -- cannot enforce county law, though they can cite offenders for sexual activity under disorderly conduct laws.
Instead, they must turn any calls related only to nudity over to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. And that department would be hard-pressed logistically, a spokesman said, to provide patrols of the area or respond to those calls unless disorderly conduct is involved.

"That's our dilemma, and we've been struggling with it for many years," said Paul Winegar, spokesman for the National Park Service's southeast region.

"There is no federal law against nudity, so we cannot enforce simple nudity on the beach. We do enforce any kind of lewd and lascivious activity. But this is always going to be with us. We just try to do the best we can."

The brouhaha started brewing back in the early 1990s, when area church members were among those protesting nudity at the beach and a political battle ensued. On the Brevard County side, there's scant, if any, enforcement of the 1995 ordinance that brought national attention and lawsuits. One hundred or more nudists may show up on weekends at the generally accepted nude portion of the beach, starting at an area north of Parking Lot 13 and hidden from the road by dunes. To the south, those who choose swimming attire can be found.

At Apollo Beach, in 2000 the Naturist Action Committee and the Seashore came to a much more tolerant agreement, with signage and fliers recognizing a clothing-optional area.

Tim Morgan, Canaveral's chief ranger, said citations with $500 penalties can and will be issued to anyone participating in "blatantly disorderly" conduct. Rangers cited 120 people at the Seashore in 2003.Nudity was going on at Playalinda "long before" the park was established in 1975, he said "We would certainly call the county if there were some serious incident for which state prosecution would be more appropriate," Morgan said.

But strapped by a shortage of available personnel, the sheriff's office depends on Seashore rangers to serve as its eyes and ears at Playalinda, said Maj. Mike Scully "Yes, we do have a county ordinance and we will and do enforce it," Scully said. "When we receive complaints from the public, we will respond to those, or ask the Parks Service to investigate complaints for us. The bottom line is, it's just a matter of the availability of our resources.

Brevard County Sheriff's Offices has limited resources to dedicate to this. "The ordinance was and is a constant challenge, said County Attorney Scott Knox. "The county commission adopted it in 1995 and it's been attacked numerous times since then," he said. "It upheld all those times."

Officials and naturists agree on at least one thing: Nude doesn't automatically translate to lewd. "That's what makes this whole Playalinda issue difficult," Scully said. "People think it's just nudity, but the issue is much bigger than just nudity. You do have the potential for lewd and lascivious behavior up there."

Naturists of all ages say they, too, are concerned about lewd behavior or sexual misconduct, which they agree sometimes occurs. But overwhelmingly, they say, they're just there to bask in the beach's beauty with like-minded people.

On a recent Saturday morning, Barriga played a computerized word game with several friends, seated on blankets beneath a canopy. Nearby was James Cole of Orlando, who has visited since 1978. "There are people who come here who think they'll get to act out their sexual fantasies in the midst of a group of people," said Cole, his head covered by a cap with the words "Beach Naked" stitched on it. "We don't want that, either . . . we just want to be who we are. It's very discreet.

"Many naturists have carried whistles over the years, to warn others of impending patrols. On the flip side, they've threatened to call rangers over sexual activity, "which makes it look bad for all of us," said Cole. "If it's an election year or there's a new park superintendent, we've gotten attention," he said. "But I've never seen any arrests."

Longtime naturist Phillip Carlson, 82, of Melbourne and his wife made their first trip to the nude portion of Playalinda more than 20 years ago and "just kind of fell in with it," he said. "Some women think they'd be embarrassed, that they'd be stared at, if they come out here," the retired Emory University professor said. "Unless you look like Pamela Lee Anderson, you won't get a second glance for the most part."
miaswim #11

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:09/07/2004 01:38:46Copy HTML

Now that Frances has finally cleared out of Florida, any one know about the conditions at Playalinda and/or Apollo Beach? I'm sure they took a beating but would love to know if they are still open or if the beach is even there...
orldick #12

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:09/11/2004 03:30:09Copy HTML

Damm that Ivan,

They closed Cape Canaveral National Seashore (Apollo and Playlanda beaches) today till after  Ivan goes through.

http://www.nps.gov/cana/

Orldick

JM_Runs #13

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/20/2004 11:38:19Copy HTML

FYI from About:
Playalinda's nudity is well known: Some come because its a regular habit. Others come because they've heard about it. What have they heard? That Playalinda beach is one of Florida's few nude beaches. They heard correctly.

Playalinda is located within the Cape Canaveral National Seashore and is a federally owned beach. Whether by word of mouth or force of habit, this remote stretch of beach is well known as a nude beach.

Location, location, location: The four miles of road that follows the beach for four miles gives out at the north end of Lot 13 and north of dune crossover 13B is where the fun really begins. On one side you have fishermen wearing straw hats and most are clad from head to toe in jeans and t-shirts. On the other, you have people who aren't wearing a stitch of clothing - happily baring everything with nothing left to the imagination.

Will I be offended?: Over a mile of sand you will see naked people tanning areas that normally don't see the light of day. In Foghorn Outdoors' Florida Beaches, authors, Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort, report that a typical Saturday at the beach was statistically populated by approximately 100 people - 80% men and 20% women - including gay men, true naturists and heterosexual couples.

You pretty much have to go out of your way to be offended, but if such activities typically offend you, don't go.

Is it legal?: Information presented on this page does not mean that Florida law allows nudity in public places. There is a Brevard County ordinance against nudity on the books, but it goes largely unenforced.

Directions: From Interstate 95, take State Road 406 exit at Titusville. After crossing the Indian River, take a right fork onto State Road 402 and continue east to the beach.

From Cocoa Beach, take Highway A1A north to State Road 528 and go west to State Road 3 and follow it north to State Road 402, then turn east (right) and proceed to the beach.

Parking: Parking is $5.00 per vehicle, per day, to enter Cape Canaveral National Seashore.

Hours: Hours for the Cape Canaveral National Seashore is 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Facilities: Facilities are limited to rest rooms and a visitor center.
JM_Runs #14

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/20/2004 11:40:49Copy HTML

FYI for Cape Canaveral National Seashore from About.com:

Nudity is well known on Playalinda beach.
Some come because its a regular habit. Others come because they've heard about it. What have they heard? That Playalinda beach is one of Florida's few nude beaches. They heard correctly.

Playalinda is located within the Cape Canaveral National Seashore and is a federally owned beach. Whether by word of mouth or force of habit, this remote stretch of beach is well known as a nude beach.

Location, location, location: The four miles of road that follows the beach for four miles gives out at the north end of Lot 13 and north of dune crossover 13B is where the fun really begins. On one side you have fishermen wearing straw hats and most are clad from head to toe in jeans and t-shirts. On the other, you have people who aren't wearing a stitch of clothing - happily baring everything with nothing left to the imagination.

Will I be offended?: Over a mile of sand you will see naked people tanning areas that normally don't see the light of day. In Foghorn Outdoors' Florida Beaches, authors, Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort, report that a typical Saturday at the beach was statistically populated by approximately 100 people - 80% men and 20% women - including gay men, true naturists and heterosexual couples.

You pretty much have to go out of your way to be offended, but if such activities typically offend you, don't go.

Is it legal?: Information presented on this page does not mean that Florida law allows nudity in public places. There is a Brevard County ordinance against nudity on the books, but it goes largely unenforced.

Directions: From Interstate 95, take State Road 406 exit at Titusville. After crossing the Indian River, take a right fork onto State Road 402 and continue east to the beach.

From Cocoa Beach, take Highway A1A north to State Road 528 and go west to State Road 3 and follow it north to State Road 402, then turn east (right) and proceed to the beach.

Parking: Parking is $5.00 per vehicle, per day, to enter Cape Canaveral National Seashore.

Hours: Hours for the Cape Canaveral National Seashore is 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Facilities: Facilities are limited to rest rooms and a visitor center.
ajm22 #15

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/15/2005 06:23:42Copy HTML

Has anyone been to Apollo Beach (Canaveral State Park) since the last post. Is it still the same, thong and nude tolerant? I am doing a 5 day drive through all for FL for work and have time to hit this beach along with Ft Desoto during downtime. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks.
1Monte #16

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/15/2005 07:09:36Copy HTML

I was there two weeks ago, and stayed at Lot1 which is not nude. Thonged all day while Rangers were taking some kind of measurements around the beach. I even walked back and forth from the parking lot with just a thong.
If you go to the sounthern part of Canaveral, I heard the Redneck Brevard cops are worse than ever--beware!
Next time you are in FL let me know--Wife and I get there several times a year and would love to join you.

Monte
sun your buns #17

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/15/2005 03:25:21Copy HTML

I thong in the Brevard portion all the time. I have never had any problems. Maybe I'm just lucky?  Just go to the northern end close to the nude area and you will have no problems.
ajm22 #18

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:07/29/2005 10:54:12Copy HTML

I was at Apollo on the 26th after 3pm. Not many people in any of the other lots besides 5, I laid out in my Skinzs Y string thong in the CO section of Lot 5 and worked on my lines. I then took off the thong and went nude. 2nd time thonging and 1st time nude where there were others. I am addicted. I also went to Desoto on the 27th and 28th (see other post).
beachbroad1975 #19

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:08/08/2005 12:06:56Copy HTML

Just got back from a long vacation on  the east coast with my parents. I was able to break free from them and enjoy Apollo Beach in the nude! It was great seeing some of my old friends on the beach. Hope you guys can get over to Clearwater so we can make a trip up to Anclote Key. Let me know when you are coming over. T!
hanksthong #20

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/17/2005 10:36:37Copy HTML

I am heading to New Smyrna Beach and the Canaveral National Seashore tomorrow for the Thanksgiving week break. I will update you on current conditions. Last time I was there (last month), the beach was gorgeous, fully recovered from the hurricanes of last year, and full of people in all kinds of swimwear, including thongs, or with nothing on at all. There is a legal nudist area south from Parking Lot 5 (usually too full to park in on the weekends, though less of a problem this time of year), and an informal one on the beach between Lots 4 and 5 (cover up if you see the ranger coming). Thongs seem to be acceptable everywhere on the beach.
hanksthong #21

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/18/2005 08:04:13Copy HTML

By the way, postscript to my previous message, if any thongers or nudists are in the area this coming Sunday, Monday, maybe Tuesday (20-22 November 2005), I'd love to get together.
RDS #22

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/30/2005 09:34:27Copy HTML

As i was in the area for business and had some time off, I thought I would check out Apollo beach (first time there).  It was a bit windy today, but there were others out enjoying the sun as well. Once you got a wind break up, it was quite pleasant.  I spent my time in the CO area south of parking lot 5.  I figured if I could be nude, then why wear a thong.  It is a very nice beach.

 

RDS

hanksthong #23

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/30/2005 09:39:18Copy HTML

This time of the year Apollo Beach at the Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach FL can be a bit breezy and a bit chilly. But when it is neither, the place is glorious--not crowded, usually a friendly group of people willing to share their windbreaks, easy parking. Don't be mislead by the weather inland: I have driven through rain storms in Daytona and New Smyrna only to find the beach sunny and clear. It's well worth the trip. My next visit is 21-26 December: hope to see fellow thongers and nudists there!
sailor25 #24

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/01/2005 07:30:56Copy HTML

I was down there last year just before Christmas and just about got blown off the beach.  I just made reservation for Apr 1st to the 9th. Maybe I will see someone than.  Hope the weather is better this year.
hanksthong #25

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/25/2005 11:25:57Copy HTML

If you are planning on thonging at Apollo Beach any time soon (late December, early January), make sure to wear your fur-lined thong or woolen one! Even when it is gloriously sunny out, as it is today (26 Dec), the wind has been wicked, especially along the coast, and the temps not much above 60 or so. The turnout on the beach the past few days has been disappointing as a result--a few die-hard nudists huddled behind windbreaks, no thongs in sight, and a couple of fully clothed (hats, jackets, etc.) tourists trying to find sea shells. Typically the weather down here begins to improve by mid-Feb, and sometimes even earlier, but at the moment it is far from ideal. The upside of all this is that parking at Lot 5 is easy, and almost no one is at Lot 4 if you really want to get away from it all.
barefootthong #26

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:02/11/2006 09:09:18Copy HTML

Update on Playalinda beach at Cape Canaveral:  I was there this past summer and asked the Ranger at the gate where I paid my entrance fee if thong swimsuits were allowed and she said they were.  I thought that was great.  I also went to the last parking lot and went to the nude area.  The nude area is alive and well! I learned that there have been no problems for a long time.

 

 

miaswim #27

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:02/11/2006 11:53:52Copy HTML

Good to hear.  I was there last year (May 2005) and had no problems either.  Most people were nude, but even me being thonged they didn't really care.  No issues with park patrol or county sheriff either.  Never saw them the entire day.

 

barefootthong #28

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:02/13/2006 09:52:02Copy HTML

When I was there in August almost everyone was nude.  I only saw a few who were not nude. I remember one woman had on a 2 piece bikini (she was with a nude man), one guy near me wore a thong the whole time and one woman put on a long shirt with nothing underneath to walk on the beach. There must have been a couple hundred othere nude.  I wore a thong to and from the car to the beach. When walking not in the nude area I wore a thong.  Very few prople at any of the first 11 parking areas. The parking at the nude area filled up early! I hope to get back down next summer. 
hanksthong #29

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:03/26/2006 05:19:54Copy HTML

Will anyone be at Apollo the first full weekend of April (7-9 April)? I was hoping to do some sunning in my new Dore thongs and would enjoy company.
andyvensss #30

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/18/2006 10:58:32Copy HTML

I am planning on visiting Brevard county in Florida this summer...and I know that thongs are not allowed...but are speedos allowed? how common are speedos in the Melbourne Beach area?
JM_Runs #31

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:04/19/2006 02:22:09Copy HTML

Go to the capecanaveral seashore to thong.    City of Melborurn has banned thongs.  But then the city is mainly on the West side of the intercostal.  It only has a few parks and only owns a couple of hundread feet of seafront that it controlls.    You can see from the city map that it has almost no ocean font beach land.  http://gis.melbourneflorida.org/Website/html/Internet/CouncilDistricts/images/pixel.gif 

 Its a bit like Miami banning snow.  Silly and pointless. 

JM_Runs #32

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:05/28/2006 08:10:14Copy HTML

The illusion of Playalinda was shattered for me today, and I'm really depressed about it. I've always felt that thongs were not necessarily completely "accepted" at playalinda, but at they were always tolerated. Well, I was walking back to my car today, which was parked in lot 12, in my thong and sarong (which I know, looks a little feminine, but it feels good). A truck with 3 teenage kids in the back drove by. While they were coming towards me, I could hear them yelling something like, "look at that guy!", when they passed one of them said "he's wearing a thong! what a fag!" and the rest proceeded to call me fag and/or faggot about 12 times. I could still hear them when they were 1/4 mile away. I didn't respond, and just kept walking on. Normally I couldn't give a flying f*ck what other people think - but this was Playalinda! This was my sanctuary! This was our turf, not theirs. I always felt that if the rest of Florida were to ban thongs, at least I would have Playalinda. Now I know the stupid rednecks will infiltrate anywhere. This one hit me hard - and it's pretty much ruined my memorial day weekend.

I wonder if those idiots even knew where they were? I got in my car and drove back to lot 13 - they were still in the back of the truck parked in the handicap spot. I lowered my windows, gave them an evil look, and drove on. I really wanted to beat the hell out of them - but that would probably get me landed in jail, and incite the authorities to start going after Playalinda again.
JM_Runs #33

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:05/28/2006 09:31:05Copy HTML

There are red-necks everywhere. I think there are more in North Florida than Texas. You have to ignore them for the bottom feeding slime they are. You can't modify them, you can only modify your reaction to them.

It can be very off-putting when some one is that 'in your face' about their negative opinion of you. It's best to just ignore them and don't let it show that they annoy you, then they may just go away. Think of them like the religions quacks who bang on your door, or the GOP faithful who can't see beyond the ends of their noses, quacks to be ignored.

Very rarely is it the right place, and with the right audience to come up with a good comeback. I often think of the right thing to say about 15 minutes later, after I have got over being struck dum by the vitriolic comments of some one I don't even know.

The withering, or dismissive look of contempt, can work in the right setting, but is hard to pull off with out a lot of confidence.

I find the best policy is to ignore their existence, and if possible not even glancing at them. Act like you are deaf. It quickly becomes footless for them to shout at a person who does not hear them, like shouting at a lamp post, it just makes them look stupid.

I have on one occasion tipped of the rangers to a bunch of drunks in a pickup truck. I think they were later pulled over, and it maybe they had open beer containers, who knows. People with bad habits shouldn't draw attention to them selves.

There is a good book called Dinosaur Brains : Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work. This may give you some insight on how to prevent them from pushing your buttons and making you mad. Don't let red-necks spoil your day.

orangeb #34

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:06/21/2006 03:12:57Copy HTML

I was planning on being down for the Shuttle Launch on July 1st and was looking for any advice of where to go and thong on canaveral.  The usual where to go things to be aware of.  Thanks for the help.
JM_Runs #35

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:06/21/2006 08:56:17Copy HTML

I live near Cape Canaveral and I would say your only safe bet is Playalinda. Lot 13 is nude of course, but if you don't like that, you won't be bothered on most of the rest of the beach - I would just avoid the first few lots since they are mainly family. It will cost you $5 to get in the park. You can read directions to the park in previous posts on this board.

As for where else in Brevard, I heard that near Patrick AFB down on A1A is good, since it's federal land. Just remember, Brevard has a law against thongs and nudity. However, if you're looking for girls in thongs - Coconuts on the weekend. It's small section of beach off A1A at the end of minuteman causeway. The cops look the other way there. Actually, I've never heard of the law enforced period, but on a weekend you'll probably see a dozen girls in thongs near Coconuts. However, I've never been brave enough to wear a thong there - and I've spent all day in a thong walking along South Beach before. The crowd at Coconuts is mainly 20's, so I'd worry about them.

If you have access to a boat, I've heard island hopping is fun, and you can get away with virtually anything. I don't have a boat though, so I don't know. Have fun!
1Monte #36

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:06/21/2006 11:53:58Copy HTML

FYI-the shuttle launch has been delayed until the following week. Be aware that they close Playalinda beach several days before and a day after any launch. Merrit Island Nature Reserve is closed also. You acn always go to Apollo Beach in Volusia County (where thongs are legal on all county beaches). You can get to Apollo from New Smyrna. Agian, it is a $5 charge, but the beach is fabulous!.

If anybody is going to be at Apollo 6/25-7/1 let me know--maybe we can hang out.

Monte
JM_Runs #37

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:10/12/2006 01:48:34Copy HTML

I plan on visiting apollo beach in the spring when it gets warmer and I was wondering if it is okay to thong there. I plan on parking in the non nudist section and walk to the nude section since I've heard it is limited parking. But on the 1 mile or so hike I was wondering is it okay to thong on the way there?
sailor25 #38

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:10/13/2006 05:59:11Copy HTML

I tan between parking lot #4& 5 in a thong and also walk the beach.  I am there usualy the first week of April. I have never had a problem and I have had Rangers drive by. Thereis also another person here that thongs at Lot #1.  When in the spring are you going.
JM_Runs #39

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:10/14/2006 01:28:03Copy HTML

Probably late spring like May or early June before the hurricane season really gets fired up.
1Monte #40

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:10/23/2006 09:42:35Copy HTML

I've thonged and walked the beach at Lot1 and 2. Even across the parking lot and showered at Lot 1 when rangers were there. No problem! Hope to run into you there sometime.
Monte
JM_Runs #41

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/09/2006 12:32:45Copy HTML

Hey what is current condition at playalinda is there still a dispute about the nude beach and do they ticket people for wearing minimal swimwear?
barefootthong #42

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/11/2006 01:34:55Copy HTML

I went to Playalinda last summer and it was no problem nude at Lot 13. On the way in when I paid my $5 fee, I asked the Ranger Lady if thongs swimsuits were allowed there and she said yes, no problems. There was a sign there that said no nudity.  When I got to lot 13 and talked to some of the regulars they said it had been a long time since there had been any enforcement of the anti-nudity regulations. There were lots of people nude starting right at the walkway and north as far as you could see.  I would not worry about wearing a thong at any of the last 10 or 12 parking lots as only the first two lots seemed to have the most people and kids.
JM_Runs #43

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/12/2006 02:19:26Copy HTML

Glad to hear I might just go there on my next vacation this coming summer. I have a severe allergic reaction to handcuffs and tickets.
runningbear #44

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/16/2006 10:59:01Copy HTML

Visited south of Lot 5 on November 2nd and 3rd. Several enjoying the nude beach. There was limited sun on those two days and a cold breeze off the water. A wind screen would be a good idea. It was great to walk for two miles wearing only a smile.
JM_Runs #45

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:11/17/2006 08:34:33Copy HTML

I didn't know the nude section was 2 miles long at apollo can't wait to visit.
JM_Runs #46

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/07/2006 06:23:29Copy HTML

Hey what type of thongs or g-strings do most people where on apollo or playalinda beaches? I'm thinking about wearing a dore g-string but not sure since most of them are very minimal and I do not want to have rangers giving me a ticket.
grnngold93 #47

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/08/2006 06:28:45Copy HTML

If you go to Playalinda( Titusville side) and you go to parking lot 13 you will be over dressed in a thong.  Most of the beach area over there has plenty of room so you do not offend anyone.
1Monte #48

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/22/2006 11:26:59Copy HTML

No problem with Dore strings--I wore a spider string with blue stars one day when there were 3 rangers on the beach taking some kind of wind measurements. They didn't even look my way. This was at Lot 1 where nudity is not permitted. I always thong there--nice beach, big parking lot, and a shower. When will you be there?

Monte
TBacksRule #49

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/26/2006 11:13:39Copy HTML

Which beach would be closer to get to from Winter Springs/Oviedo Florida Apollo or Playalinda?

There is a straight run from 417 to SR 44 and new Smyrna beach now. So I'm thinking Apollo would be better. Also how Thong friendly is it for male thongers. I find female get less problems with wearing them.

alan

sailor25 #50

Re:Playalinda / Apollo beaches, Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia and Brevard County FL

Date Posted:12/27/2006 08:20:46Copy HTML

Thongs are all I ever wear at Appollo.  I go their once or twice a year for a week and use lots 2 thru 5 and have never had a problem .  I am a 50 year old male and my wife wears a regular suit if she is along.
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