Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea. Perched on 250 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. Consisting of five ecosystems, the predominant habitat is sand dunes. To protect the natural habitat, more than two miles of elevated boardwalks, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower have been erected on the 255 acres. 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 manís best friend may enjoy the amenities. However, pets must be leashed at all times. Guided nature walks and educational programs are available. Admission is $3.50 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 (Saturdays, 11 a.m., unless otherwise posted) Nature trails
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 miles.
From the south: Take State Hwy. AIA north to Flagler Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Peninsula Drive and go north two miles.
Sunrise to sunset
Admission: $3.50 per vehicle, $1 per person for vehicles with more than eight passengers.
Park Manager: (386) 424-2935.