Smyrna Dunes Park

Location: 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach

Open daily: Effective 10/5/19 hours are 6 am-7:30 pm; Daylight savings time (11/03/19) hours are 6 am- 6 pm

Admission: $10 per vehicle. $20 annual inlet parks pass.

Smyrna Dunes Brazilian Pepper Eradication Program


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. The surrounding waters provide excellent fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.

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 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.

Grills will only be available at the main pavilion. Grilling is prohibited at any other location throughout the park. 

Park features

  • Dune walkover (1.5 miles long)
  • Educational programs (call park manager for more information)
  • Fishing   
  • Nature trails
  • Observation tower
  • Parking
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Riverside fishing pier (350 feet long, ADA accessible) 
  • Swimming


Fishing is allowed throughout the park. Please remember bathers have the right of way. All saltwater fishing regulations apply.


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 miles.
From the south: Take S.R. A1A north to Flagler Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Peninsula Avenue and go north two miles.

Management Plan

Coastal Division Director
Jessica Winterwerp

Questions and comments

Daytona Beach

386-736-2700, ext. 18072

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