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The New Smyrna Beach area is bouncing back from Tropical Storm Nicole, which landed on Thursday, November 10th. If you have an upcoming reservation, please call your property ahead of time to ensure there have been no changes to your vacation plans. Some businesses and coastal areas were damaged, and the community has been working diligently to clean up and fully reopen. Thankfully, many businesses and residences were not affected at all by the storm. We wish everyone strength and support during this time.

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    Rocket Launches / Kennedy Space Center

    Witness a Rocket Launch from Kennedy Space Center right at the best viewing point: on the beach!

    Witnessing a live rocket launch is jaw-dropping, and the beaches on our barrier island offer prime viewing for launches. Eager spectators set up their beach chairs along the shoreline and wait in anticipation as rockets blast off from Kennedy Space Center.

    Some of the best spots are on the south side of New Smyrna Beach, like Canaveral National Seashore - Apollo Beach. This park, which costs $20 per vehicle, fills quickly on launch days, and it is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Insider tip: get there early. As parking is limited, visitors will not be allowed to enter once it's full.

    Another favorite site is Bethune Beach, located at 6656 S. Atlantic Avenue. This locale is very family-friendly, with free parking and easy access to restrooms. No matter where you choose to watch the space center launch in New Smyrna Beach, be sure to bring along your camera or phone to capture it!

     

    Kennedy Space Center


    Kennedy Space Center has been welcoming visitors since the early 60s with an array of attractions. Visit the museum, learn about NASA's upcoming launches and all the efforts of our nation's Space Exploration!

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    In New Smyrna Beach, there is something for everyone. From a vibrant local food scene to the performing and visual art, we are proud to be the perfect choice for creating new family traditions.