Beaches & Blueways
Explore 17 miles of white sandy beaches.
Find where to access the beach, and find the fastest path to getting your toes in the sand.Get to the Beach!
New Smyrna Beach is home to some of the best saltwater and freshwater fishing in the area. The city is ideally located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, making it an angler's paradise
Venture into the tidal marshes, lagoons and bays of the Indian River in the fascinating ecosystem between New Smyrna Beach and the mainland. Rent a kayak, paddleboard or join a guided tour.
Go beyond the beach and discover coastal parks - by two wheels, hiking with family or planning a picnic. The New Smyrna Area offers 11 parks and multple blueways and trails ready to be explored!
A wide variety of animals, including small sharks can be found in the lagoon. Species like bonnethead, bull, spinner, blacktip, and the Atlantic sharp-nose spend their youth in the IRL—in fact, it can take 15 years for these little ones to reach full growth and swim to the ocean.