BEACHES IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH
Take advantage of the miles of beautiful beaches available while vacationing in New Smyrna Beach. This quaint beach town offers a variety of options from the preserved Canaveral National Seashore, located at the southernmost point of the island, to the famous surfing hotspot, known as the jetty, at the northernmost point.
Each spot along our coast offers a different experience. Here are the most popular beaches to visit while vacationing in New Smyrna Beach. For a full list of parks visit the city website.
SMYRNA DUNES PARK
Visitors can arrive by land or by sea. Keep in mind if you drive to this park there is a daily fee associated with entry. After parking you can choose to walk a sand path straight to the intracoastal or take the newly constructed boardwalk all the way out to the jetty. Enjoy swimming, fishing, exercising and bird watching along your way.
One of the most unique experiences New Smyrna Beach offers is the ability to drive your car directly onto the sand. There is a stretch of beach from the jetty to 27th Avenue, where you can drive, park and enjoy the beach without the worry of having to carry everything from your vacation rental. There is a cost associated with this and rules everyone has to follow. Click here for more information on the driving beach.
Some people prefer the no-drive beach. Maybe, you are visiting with small children, and don’t want to worry about vehicles while enjoying your beach day. If this is the case, the no-drive beach is for you. Starting at 27th Avenue and extending south to the Canaveral National Seashore, the no-drive beach in New Smyrna is the perfect place to hunt for shells, shark teeth and seaglass.
CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE
Managed by the National Park Service, this stretch of beach contains nearly 58,000 acres of barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods and offshore waters. Find out more including the history, fees and maps associated with this park at their website.