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Unforgettable Experiences Await in New Smyrna Beach

Unforgettable Experiences Await in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, Fla., the beautiful barrier island on Florida’s East Coast which has 17 miles of pristine white sandy beaches, is the perfect summertime getaway. The area is home to beautiful beaches, delicious dining, outdoor activities for all ages and a thriving arts community.
Beach Life
Named one of the best beach towns in Florida, New Smyrna Beach is perfect for those who prefer to spend the day relaxing on the beach and building sandcastles to those who enjoy adventurous activities. Along the oceanfront, there are many beaches with different offerings that will appeal to all.
A few of the options are included below:
Smyrna Dunes Park is pet-friendly and ideal for walking the beach and enjoying the surf. Perched on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, the area is surrounded by water on three sides. The two-mile boardwalk with overlooks is ideal for enjoying the breathtaking views.
Mary McLeod Bethune Park is ideal for families who are traveling with children. Nestled on six acres between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, this quiet spot south of New Smyrna Beach features a boardwalk on the ocean side and a fishing pier on the riverside where visitors can often see manatees.
Cape Canaveral National Seashore is one of the longest stretches of pristine coastline in the country. For a truly relaxing experience, the undeveloped Playalinda Beach was rated “Quietest Beach” and one of USA Today’s Top Ten Florida Beaches.
Activities for Everyone
New Smyrna Beach is one of the best spots for surfing in the country, and local instructors offer classes and camps for those of all skill levels.
New Smyrna Beach is also an ideal location for fishing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, cycling and kayaking. One of the most popular family attractions in the area is the Marine Discovery Center, which offers daily educational boat tours of the Indian River Lagoon, educational programs and children’s camps in the spring and summer.
Let’s Eat!
New Smyrna Beach offers a variety of options for families, no matter what their preferences. From dining in a treehouse to enjoying live music on the water, New Smyrna Beach has an abundance of unique, locally-owned restaurants with outdoor dining options.
Artistic Endeavors
The New Smyrna Beach area is rooted in local culture and has been named one of the “100 Best Small Art Towns in America.” Many visitors enjoy creating their own unique piece of art through jewelry making, paintings, taking a class in glassblowing and pottery, or learning Bob Ross-style painting techniques at the Bob Ross Art Workshop.
The local galleries on Canal Street feature the work of hundreds of local artists for viewing and purchase. Music lovers can delight in New Smyrna Beach’s plentiful concerts, featuring world-famous musicians and local hidden talent. The area is also home to many festivals and special events throughout the year.
Come and See Them
The New Smyrna Beach area includes the communities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Osteen and Port Orange in east Central Florida. New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new; of subtle sophistication and bohemian soul that is as “real” as Florida gets.
It occupies a notable place in history as the second oldest city in Florida, site of the largest single attempt at British colonization in the new world. The city’s barrier island is recognized worldwide for its incredible surf with Surfer magazine recently touting it one of the “Best Surf Towns in America” and National Geographic magazine including it in its “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns.”
More information, please visit www.VisitNSBfl.com

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