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A hidden gem is New Smyrna Beach. Everyone knows Daytona but New Smyrna has everything that Daytona has without the crowds. Love it!
New Smyrna Beach during COVID-19 was awesome. Not a hot zone, so the beach stayed open for walking, bike rides, fishing, exercise basically but keeping a safe distance from one another was doable. Spring Breakers went home, shops closed, some restaurants stayed open take-away…
Best thing about NSB is you have both styles of beach in one. Meaning you have the first section which you can drive on and the second half no vehicles are aloud on the beach.
Just thought I'd post this so people know it's $20 per day to park here. There is no option for less than a day. Unfortunately for us, just after we paid our parking, a cold front moved through bringing rain and a 10-15 degree drop in temperatures. $20 is a lot to pay for 30…
Nice beach that is patrolled by lifeguard. It is kept clean. You can drive in and park off Flagler. Restaurants and shops within walking distance