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Smyrna Dunes Park

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Dogs Welcome!

The park is on a peninsula with plenty of beach area. Dogs are allowed on the inlet side beaches... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Patty H
LaGrange, Georgia
Beautiful walk or run

We went for a family dog walk in the morning around the boardwalk. I usually go running here on our... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

The park is on a peninsula with plenty of beach area. Dogs are allowed on the inlet side beaches. There are elevated walk ways that are well maintained as well as sandy paths that follow them for dog walking. The entrance fee is $10 but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Patty H
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for a family dog walk in the morning around the boardwalk. I usually go running here on our annual visit to my mother-in-law and love the amenities: restrooms, drinking fountain and outdoor showers. I like the access to the beach. This time my...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful park with a great boardwalk trail! Our daughter and grandson loved the side trails down to the ocean as well! We saw lots of tortoises and wild flowers! A wonderful place to take pictures and enjoy nature!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank N3426GGpeterm
Reviewed March 31, 2017

A really nice park in March, not too crowded. We don't have a dog ourselves, but did not mind that it is dog friendly. The vast majority of dog owners were very responsible and thoughtful about others - it was nice to see people enjoying...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This beach is well cared for and visited by thoughtful, friendly folk. All the beaches in this area charge $10 for access. This beach is not car accessible, there is a long boardwalk approach to the beach which is narrow or nonexistent at high tide...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 405deano
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Only at Smyrna Dunes Park, where the beach is free, but parking is not, are dogs allowed on New Smyrna Beach. However, all 4-legged friends must be leashed while on the beach or boardwalks so it's not really a dog park/beach, just a dog-friendly one...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful water, beautiful beaches!!! I love to come here for the dolphin sightings and the blue waters

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kp6182
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Nice place to go for a walk and see nature. Would be good for anyone with mobility issues as there is more than a mile of boardwalk. There are stairs to go over the dunes if you wanted to go to the beach. Nice location...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sue M
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Great to place to get some exercise. Over a mile of boardwalk over the dunes out to the ocean. Love it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank mcirishlady
Reviewed March 15, 2017

A wonderful waterside setting along both the inlet and the ocean. Beautiful beaches for a whole day picnic of swimming and relaxing with your own wee BBQ. Dolphin, shark and turtles can frequently be seen. Snakes and birds too. Not a shelling site as it...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the dog park, but it requires a $5 admission. There is also a dog washing area, an entrance to the boardwalk, and beach and Inlet access.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from ShSheryl | Reviewed this property |
Don't think you can use it. But, after 5 p.m. the park is free. If you are staying for more than 2 days and want to go with the dogs during the day. Buy the pass. You can go in and out of the park as many times during the... More