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.
Dune walkover (1.5 miles long)
Educational programs (call park manager for more information)
Riverside fishing pier (350 feet long, ADA accessible)
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.
Friday, Jun 25, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 at 6:00pm Pacific Time
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Friday, Jun 25, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
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