New Smyrna Town Beach
New Smyrna Town Beach
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  • Karen
    Brooklyn, New York129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day at the beach
    Spend Mermorial weekend in town with friends and visited here for the day. We loved it. It was a hot day with cool water. The only thing we got stung by jelly fish. We cried a bit but still went into the water later. Kids loved it and vibes was great.
    Visited May 2022
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Judy L
    Cookeville, Tennessee1,178 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Beach
    We were actually staying on Daytona Beach. We took a drive to New Smyrna Beach to look around. We loved the quaint area and the beach was beautiful!! We didn't spend any time actually on the beach. But, enjoyed the view looking!! We may consider staying here next vacation
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • derrickwg36
    Seattle, Washington3,938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach
    New Smyrna is a great beach to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. It’s quite busy and vehicles are allowed to ride on the beach, please be cautious if you have small children. It’s a great place to swim, layout and enjoy your day. I highly recommend this beach.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Kurt K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Smyrna Beach is the best beach in Central Florida
    We did a fishing charter with Captain Drew Cavanaugh a week ago and had a wonderful day with him. When we originally booked with him I was going to stay in Daytona this time, glad we did not. NSB is so nice. You must see it!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Jake L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the cleanest beach towns I have ever been too in my life
    We spent Thanksgiving 2023 here in New Smyrna Beach for the first time ever. What a great town it is. Everything was great. We did a fishing charter with a local captain by the name of Drew Cavanaugh and he had so many places for us to go here. We ate at the Garlic twice! Phenomenal place. The River Deck for our lunches. We did a manatee dolphin tour as well and just fantastic! The national seashore was so beautiful. We are back in July! We will be coming here from now on for our family holidays!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 1, 2023
  • wcottawa
    Ottawa, Canada952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One week at Smyrna Beach
    The Dunes with the Boardwalk are amazing. One day we saw many of the tortoises. Being able to drive on the beach is great. There are great restaurants and places to eat. We enjoyed Uncle Chickens, The Backbeard Inn, Cafe del Soul and Colts Pig Stand. The highlight of our trip was going to Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. Well worth taking the drive. It was very windy but we had a good vacation.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Safari396547
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it!
    Had such a great time in New Smyrna! It was my first time visiting and I am planning another trip next month! Beautiful vibrant beach town with lots of restaurants , bars, and shopping, as well as a beautiful beach that you can drive on. We rented chairs and umbrellas from private vendors at the beach for the day. Very walkable town, but easy to get an Uber too if needed. Definitely check out The Garlic for dinner!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 10, 2024
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Aslan's Traveler
Burnsville, MN650 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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 minutes at the beach. But such is life, and it's not their fault. On a nice day it looks like a good place to enjoy the beach and $20 would be a fair price for a full day at the beach.
Written March 9, 2020
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theonlyredbaron
Chicago, IL4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach but why would you allow everyone’s stupid trucks to block the view? We paid $2 to park in the lot and now we have to see everyone else’s vehicles up and down the beach. Stupid, unsafe and unacceptable. Love the soft sand and waves. We will not be back.
Written April 23, 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I love this beach. First off, it’s big and wide, with the sand compressed making it easy to walk. And can you walk - from Flagler Avenue, left to the jetty is maybe 2 miles, while to the right goes for more than five miles - that’s where I turned around and walked back. Cars can drive and park on the beach for $20. Here you can people watch, see surfers, talk to fishermen, ride bikes, or walk until you’re bone tired. Like I said, just the perfect beach.
Written February 1, 2023
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wcottawa
Ottawa, Canada952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Dunes with the Boardwalk are amazing. One day we saw many of the tortoises. Being able to drive on the beach is great.
There are great restaurants and places to eat. We enjoyed Uncle Chickens, The Backbeard Inn, Cafe del Soul and Colts Pig Stand.
The highlight of our trip was going to Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. Well worth taking the drive.
It was very windy but we had a good vacation.
Written December 15, 2023
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Carroll Lynn
Florida5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed another great day in New Smyrna Beach, what I call a hidden gem. I first heard about it when visiting Central Florida. So I, put it on my bucket list of places to go. I love the beach! These days, I live by the idea in mind to create new memories and enjoy life, and go on
stay-cations as much as possible. A wonderful place to visit with your family.
Written October 3, 2020
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Diana Martin
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
The area where we went on the beach was a drive-on area. It was convenient for ANY car to be able to drive to a spot to set up, BUT this also means cars are driving back and forth, people in golf cart/buggies, bikes, scooters, all going up and down a beach that isn’t very wide. Sitting closer, on the opposite side of the “road” put you closer to the water, and the tide comes up too high. There were also Portuguese Man of War ALL OVER as well as in the water, so swimming isn’t ideal.
Written April 22, 2022
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LUCKY J
Orlando, FL725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
New Smyrna Town Beach is a typical Florida beach. Clean sand, beautiful water and incredible views. Lifeguards on the beach, restrooms nearby and a couple places to purchase food. Jolly Chriss
Written October 12, 2021
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derrickwg36
Seattle, WA3,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
New Smyrna is a great beach to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. It’s quite busy and vehicles are allowed to ride on the beach, please be cautious if you have small children. It’s a great place to swim, layout and enjoy your day. I highly recommend this beach.
Written May 5, 2023
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Safari396547
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Had such a great time in New Smyrna! It was my first time visiting and I am planning another trip next month! Beautiful vibrant beach town with lots of restaurants , bars, and shopping, as well as a beautiful beach that you can drive on. We rented chairs and umbrellas from private vendors at the beach for the day. Very walkable town, but easy to get an Uber too if needed. Definitely check out The Garlic for dinner!
Written January 10, 2024
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dranddad08
Ocala, FL48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Great day for Monster Trucks first time out, very busy but very entertaining.
Love the loud trucks and the acrobatics of the motorcycles.
Tickets were a great price with Groupon. The food and drinks, highway robbery! Noy bad for a first timer. Next time will get there earlier for better seating.
Written February 21, 2021
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