Welcome to New Smyrna Beach
The New Smyrna Beach Resort Area, located on the central east coast of Florida, is surrounded by bodies of water; the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and Mosquito Lagoon in between the two. New Smyrna prides itself on being a laid-back coastal town, free of the crowds, pollution and noise that plague other Florida beaches. It is the ideal location to go wild with water sports.
New Smyrna Beach: There's Something for Everyone!
New Smyrna Beach is a quaint seaside town on the Atlantic Ocean, a small-town gem situated in-between Port Orange and Edgewater. New Smyrna Beach is the premiere surfing destination of America, also known as "Shark-Bite Capitol of the World"! Shark bites are rare, and usually happen near bait fish, so the majority of surfers have no problems riding the surf in New Smyrna year-round with its sublime waves. The beaches are some of the best in the world, with miles of white sand that include park areas in which some are historical. Bethune Beach State Park down S. Atlantic Avenue is one such beach and there are a multitude of parks situated inland and close to the Indian River that are actual sites built by European immigrants, such as the Turnbull Ruins. On Riverside Drive, there is a beautiful park where people can fish, walk their dogs and watch baby dolphins frolicking in the river. There are narrated eco-system tours from the Marine Discovery Center, taking people on a journey down the Indian River.
New Smyrna Beach is known for its vast eco-system, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, and various state parks, marsh areas and water inlets. It is no wonder that New Smyrna Beach is known as the Redfish Capitol of the World, for New Smyrna boasts some of the best fishing! The waters team with hundreds of species of fish, and for those who want to bird watch, New Smyrna Beach is a bird lovers paradise! There are hawks, sea birds of all kinds, the elusive Florida scrub jay, and many more beautifully feathered friends, all in their natural environment.
New Smyrna Beach has a great variety of activities correlating with beach life, and the arts. The town is known as the "Art Capitol of the South", home to the Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists' colony that showcases individual and group mentorship from visiting master artisans of all genre types, including writers, musicians and painters. There are many galleries inland on Canal Street and throughout the town as well, specializing in local pottery and landscape art. Stop by and visit many of the artists, some who paint from their galleries on the sidewalk. There is a bustling antique district on Canal Street and the majority of trendy beachside boutiques on Flagler Avenue. New Smyrna Beach has excellent restaurants and casual mom-and-pop type eateries all throughout beachside and inland areas. New Smyrna Beach is the perfect vacation destination to suit a variety of tastes.
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