About New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is close to Orlando and Central Florida's attractions. Day trips are an easy drive, with Orlando just an hour away, you can visit Disney World, Sea World, EPCOT, Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios. Short drives along the coast bring you to Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway, St. Augustine (the oldest city in the USA), and much more! They are all easy "day trips".

This beautiful island town has more than 13 miles of pristine white sandy beaches with an additional 24 miles of coastline at Canaveral National Seashore located on the south end of the island. The Seashore is home to a variety of indigenous birds, sea turtles, and other wild life. Make your next vacation truly incredible in our idyllic community on the east coast of Florida. Life in New Smyrna Beach affords its vacationers numerous water activities including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. Boat rentals and boat launch ramps are available in the area and the fishing is terrific. Of course thereís great dining. The average annual air temperature is 73 F (23 C).

The New Smyrna Beach Municipal golf course is an 18 hole Donald Ross design. Both Hidden Lakes, and Turnbull Bay courses are located approximately 15 minutes from the beach. Hidden Lakes is a par 69 golf course. It has 6 par threes, 9 par fours and 3 par fives. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, terrific course conditions and fun layout will ensure you have a pleasant experience. Turnbull Bay, designed by Gary Wintz, is an environmental masterpiece. Hammocks of ancient trees are utilized as course hazards. Magnificent pines and tropical palmettos frame the course. Beautiful lakes present a challenge to golfers while offering refuge to wildlife. Many more courses are only minutes away, including two LPGA courses.

LifeguardGolf is one of the primary pastimes in New Smyrna Beach.

New Smyrna Beach is a "Natural Destination" for anyone who wants to discover the real Florida. The Marine Discovery Center offers ECHO boat tours on the Indian River Lagoon. You can observe close views of dolphins, manatees, ospreys and an abundance of wildlife while being led by a marine biologist. Youíll be enlightened with local history of Indians and early explorers. Canaveral National Seashore is on southern end of New Smyrna Beach. It includes ocean, beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats. Endangered species include, but are not limited to, loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles, West Indian Manatee, Southern bald eagle, wood stork, peregrine falcon, eastern indigo snake, and Florida scrub jay. Turtle walks are held at both the north and southern ends of Canaveral National Seashore. Smyrna Dunes Park is bordered on the south by New Smyrna Beach, on the west by the Indian River, on the north by Ponce de Leon Inlet, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. It features a 1.5 mile boardwalk for hiking and enjoying nature. All kinds of shorebirds, warblers and migrant songbirds in the woods, Atlantic Bottle-Nosed Dolphins, sometimes with their young, putting on an acrobatics show worthy of Sea World.

Poce Inlet lighthouse.boardwalk

New Smyrna Beach and other nearby cities offer live theater with productions throughout the year. Named one of the "Top Small Cities for the Arts", New Smyrna Beach is home to the Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists-in-residence community, and many other galleries and exhibits. The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach has just finished a major renovation. There are Jazz Festivals and other outdoor concerts. Nearby Daytona Beach has live celebrity performances and trade shows throughout the year at the Peabody Auditorium and Ocean Center.

New Smyrna Beach is a fisherman's paradise.

New Smyrna Beach, with easy access to Mosquito Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, is a fishermanís paradise. With more than 20 miles of waterfront, there's always something to catch. Fishing is never a problem with numerous rental shops and charter boats. Not only does the Annual New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational Tournament offer the opportunity for excellent, competitive billfishing, it is a charity event that year after year has and will continue to provide a number of scholarships for deserving students, many of whom will find their careers in marine biology or related fields.