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Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach, located near Launch Pad 39A, B, & C, offers an exceptional opportunity for space enthusiasts to witness rocket launches up close. This pristine beach provides an unobstructed view of liftoffs, making it a popular spot for experiencing the excitement of a rocket launch firsthand.

Here are some important details to consider for your visit to Playalinda Beach for a rocket launch viewing:

Hours of Operation: Playalinda Beach operates within specific hours, with the winter schedule running from 6 AM to 8 PM and the summer schedule from 6 AM to 6 PM. It is essential to adhere to these hours to access the beach for a launch viewing experience. Access to the seashore for rocket launches is permitted only during operational hours. Plan your visit accordingly and be aware of any restrictions that may apply based on the launch schedule.

Closure Information: Stay informed about the operational status of the beach by checking Playalinda Beach‘s Facebook page, website, or contacting 386-428-3384 for updates. Note that the beach may be closed for significant launches, such as crewed missions, so it’s crucial to verify its availability before heading there.

Arrival Time: To secure an optimal viewing spot, it is recommended to arrive at Playalinda Beach at least an hour to an hour and a half before the scheduled launch time. Arriving early allows you to find a suitable location, set up your belongings, and prepare for the launch.

Parking & Facilities: While parking is available at Playalinda Beach it is limited, and there may be a walk to the beach access point. Prepare for this by considering the $25 parking fee per car when planning your trip. Additionally, bring essentials such as a comfortable chair, water, sunscreen, and snacks to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience.

Our Tips for Viewing a Rocket Launch page offers expert insights on where to view a rocket launch, what to bring and when to arrive at your viewing location.

Photo Credit: Charles Boyer

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