City Profile: New Smyrna Beach

By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

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Surf, fish, golf or explore nature in New Smyrna Beach.

New Smyrna Beach is an ideal respite for those seeking a quiet getaway. Visitors quickly discover why our 13 miles of beach have been dubbed "Florida's Best" by Florida Monthly Magazine, as well as by readers of the Orlando Sentinel (four years in a row). Beachgoers appreciate the tranquility and surfers catch awesome waves along the Eastern Seaboard.

New Smyrna Beach is home to North America's most biologically diverse estuary. Kayak on your own, or take a leisurely cruise to get a closer look at dolphin and manatees. Golfers can choose from four unique courses, and anglers have the option of surf, offshore or backwater fishing. Art galleries abound, as do classes where visitors can explore their own creativity by painting a masterpiece or discovering the art of glassblowing.

Historic Canal Street and Flagler Avenue sport beautifully restored buildings and offer a unique shopping experience. There are dozens of family owned eateries where visitors can enjoy gourmet dining or a burger at one of three shack-style restaurants.

Accommodations include charming bed and breakfast inns, privately owned hotels and motels, laid-back campgrounds, beach homes and an abundance of oceanfront condominiums. Be far enough away to avoid the crowds and noise of surrounding areas, yet close enough to plan day trips to Orlando's theme parks, St. Augustine, The Kennedy Space Center or DAYTONA USA.

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