South of Daytona Beach and north of the Space Coast lies New Smyrna Beach. This quiet beach community sits at the mouth of the Ponce de Leon Inlet, with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and to the Atlanic Ocean. New Smyrna Beach and its surrounding communities, Ponce Inlet, Edgewater and Oak Hill, are free of the traffic, crowds, and pollution of some of Florida’s other beaches, a point of pride for the area and its residents.
The dedication of New Smyrna Beach towards conservation and protection of its beaches can be seen by looking at the beachfront accommodations. Instead of high-rise buildings up and down the beach, low-rise condos are strategically placed in such a way as to allow the sea oats and sand dunes, nature’s beach protection, to flourish. Rock ledges several miles offshore eliminate dangerous undercurrents and limit beach erosion. Because of all of this, New Smyrna’s 13 miles of beach is considered to be the ‘World’s Safest Bathing Beach’. In specific areas, driving is permitted on the beach.
New Smyrna Beach is a laid-back city with affection for its beautiful natural surroundings. It is the perfect place for those seeking a vacation away from fast-paced cities and crowded beaches.