Want to see another gorgeous Florida beach? adding to my growing collection of posts about the wonderful beaches all around Florida state in the United States is the New Smyrna Beach. After visiting the exciting Kennedy Space Center, I headed up north towards Daytona Beach. On the way, the local guides were hailing a local beach as one of the best beaches in the United States, so naturally I had to stop by and have a look.
You probably notice it has wonderful white sand and it’s fairly undeveloped. Two big pluses on my book.
What else is so special? The official website is happy to explain :
Blue skies meet over 13 miles of white sand in New Smyrna Beach, consistently voted one of the "Best Beaches". New Smyrna Beach lays claim to the best Florida offers–excellent backwater and offshore fishing, golf, historical sites, cultural events and eclectic shopping and dining experiences along historical Flagler Avenue and Canal Street.
Just south of New Smyrna lies the Canaveral National Seashore, which offers excellent swimming, bird watching, hiking and more. Anglers at nearby Mosquito Lagoon have set international records with giant redfish catches. Deep-sea charters leave New Smyrna Beach daily, giving offshore fishers an easy way to wet a line in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean .
Many historical and cultural sites also make New Smyrna Beach noteworthy. From the Turnbull and Sugar Mill Ruins, to the Eldora State House and the Ponce Inlet lighthouse, the area is rich in history.
Named one of " America ‘s Top Small Cities for The Arts," New Smyrna is home to the Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists-in-residence community and educational facility, the Harris House, the Little Theatre and Arts on Douglas . Frequent arts shows featuring visual and performing arts take place throughout the year.
Flagler Avenue and Canal Street , which were recently renovated, feature several quaint shops and cafes. It should be no surprise that the second oldest city in Florida is also home to many antique shopping pavilions.
New Smyrna possesses a distinct hometown quality reflected in its cracker architecture, lush tropic landscape and community. Enjoy culinary delights from fresh seafood to steaks and pasta on the waterfront, or under an umbrella at a sidewalk cafe. At the end of the day, retire to a charming bed and breakfast inn, family-size condominium or oceanfront hotel.
New Smyrna Beach Voted BEST BEACH in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 by readers of Orlando Sentinel!
I can’t say that I’ve stayed long enough to verify all those self compliments, but I did enjoy these :
The perfect sunset, don’t you think?
To compliment the gorgeous beach, here a few of the other friends you’re likely to meet there…
If you continue down that road in that area…
So far, my list of Florida beaches included:
And there’s still much more to come. Ah, the wonders of Florida.