Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park

Location:  6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 

Nestled on six acres between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, this quiet spot south of New Smyrna Beach features a boardwalk on the ocean side and a fishing pier on the river side -- where visitors often catch a glimpse of manatees.

Amenities abound, with beach access for swimmers, basketball and tennis courts for the athletes, and public restrooms and outdoor showers complimenting the over-all setting. The children’s playground is near the pavilion, barbecue grills, picnic tables and restrooms. 


  • ADA beach accessible ramp
  • Basketball court
  • Boardwalk
  • Canoe launch/boat ramp
  • Community building
  • Fishing dock
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Tennis/pickleball courts
  • Volleyball

Unfortunately due to storm damage repairs, park seawall and parking area improvements, some amenities may not be accessible. 

  • Obstructed views of the ocean from the pavilions.

  • Reduced beach access parking

This website will be updated as the amenities are restored. 

Parking at the edge of the beach is convenient for visitors who enjoy the sand and surf.

Reserving pavilions

Pavilion map

Coastal Division Director
Jessica Winterwerp

Questions and comments

Daytona Beach

386-736-2700, ext. 18072

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3300, ext. 18072