Location: 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Open daily: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: $5 per vehicle, $1 per person for vehicles with more than eight passengers.
Park manager: 386-424-2935
Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea. Perched on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, the area is surrounded by water on three sides. Waters from the Indian River flow through Ponce Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean providing a variety of fishing or swimming venues for park goers.
The park also provides a unique opportunity for naturalists, ecologists, students and the general public to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. To protect the natural habitat, more than two miles of elevated boardwalks, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower have been erected.
The park consists of five ecosystems (ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone, saltwater marsh). The principal system is vast sand dunes. To protect the sensitive sand dunes from foot traffic, two miles of elevated walkways, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower were built, allowing visitors to travel through the park in a natural environment.
Smyrna Dunes provides a unique opportunity for naturalists, ecologists, students and the general public to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. The surrounding waters provide excellent fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.
Smyrna Dunes Park is one of a few county parks where man’s best friend may enjoy the amenities. However, pets must be leashed at all times. Guided nature walks and educational programs are available. Admission is $5.00 for vehicles of eight passengers or less. Yearly passes are available.
- Dune walkover (1.5 miles long)
- Educational programs (call park manager for more information)
- Guided nature walks (11 a.m. Saturdays, unless otherwise posted)
- Nature trails
- Observation tower
- Picnic tables
Fishing is allowed throughout the park. Please remember bathers have the right of way. All saltwater fishing regulations apply.
Picnic pavilions may be reserved by calling the Smyrna Dunes Park Manager's office
Never swim alone. No lifeguards are on duty. Swim at your own risk.
From the west: Take the North or South Causeway east. Proceed north on Peninsula Drive for two to three
From the south: Take S.R. A1A north to Flagler Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Peninsula Avenue and go north two miles.