Florida’s year-round sun and warmth make a getaway to New Smyrna’s beaches a great trip any time of year. There are plenty of beachfront activities to keep you busy throughout your stay from adventures like SCUBA diving and surfing to a relaxing do-nothing day on the beach.

Sea Dogs Dive Center

You won’t go 20,000 leagues under the sea with Jules Verne or explore the depths with Jacques Cousteau, but you’ll enjoy your own journey under the sea. The experienced staff at Sea Dogs Dive Center will take you down as much as 80 fsw (feet saltwater) on a SCUBA adventure you’ll never forget whether you’re a novice or an expert yourself. They’ll take you on an exploration of the area’s beautiful reefs and undersea wreckage or escort you on a nighttime dive! Non-divers, known affectionately as bubble watchers, are welcome for a small fee and if space on the boat allows. Ask about spearfishing excursions or lessons, too.

Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy

Learn to surf like a pro. Catch a wave and take a surfing lesson with pro surfer Jimmy Lane and his staff at Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy. The academy is family-owned and operated by Jimmy himself and an experienced staff that will work with first-timers and advanced surfers alike. Bring your own board or use one of their rentals at their NSB beach.

Blue Voodoo Outfitters

The staff at Blue Voodoo Outfitters will make sure there’s no curse on your day to keep you coming home with a catch for your next meal. Their fishing charters are fun for all ages and are based in the New Smyrna Beach area. You can charter a trip for shallow water or fly fishing, inshore, and nearshore. Book a deep-sea for the adventure of a lifetime that allows glimpses of the area’s beautiful reefs and underwater wreckage. Experiences are available in half-day, ¾-day, and full-day lengths.

The NSB Beach

A getaway to New Smyrna’s beaches isn’t complete without a visit to, well, the beach. Grab your beach gear, pack the cooler and some snacks and head down for a day at the sand and sea. Take a dip in the sea or rent some gear for activities like snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and more.

Stand Up Paddle Board

You can go on an adventure and get a workout at the same time. Stand Up Paddleboard, also known as SUP, is a great way to get outside, get in the water, and get a workout all in one activity. Many companies in the New Smyrna Beach area offer SUP tours and guided experiences and even yoga routines done on the board. Take a lesson, or if you have some experience under your belt, many beach gear rental companies in the area rent all the equipment you’ll need to create your own SUP adventure on your own schedule.


If you’d like to explore the underwater world of New Smyrna Beach but want to stay closer to the surface, check out snorkeling tours of the area. You can enjoy a day trip under the water, and many include gear and instruction in the fee. If you’re confident in your skills and want to explore on your own, you can rent gear and explore at your leisure.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Many of the boat charter companies along the shores of New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area offer deep-sea fishing experiences. Head out in search of your next big fish story or bring home fresh fish for a home-cooked lunch or dinner at your accommodations. The Atlantic is home to several species of fish, including king and Spanish mackerel, grouper, Mahi Mahi, tuna, and many more!


Parasailing combines air and sea into one exhilarating beach experience! “Take off” and land on the boat’s specially designed flight deck. You’ll soar to heights as much as 1,000 feet above the water. Ask about weight or age restrictions before booking.


If you’d rather be seated when you have a paddle in your hands, New Smyrna Beach has many companies that will take you kayaking as well. Paddle through the water on a guided tour, take a lesson, or rent a boat and paddle and strike out on your own to explore the waters of the Atlantic.

Jet Ski

If you want your New Smyrna Beach fun motorized, a jet ski is just the thing for you. You can opt for a group tour around the area or rent a jet ski and make your own fun. Don’t forget a life jacket! Be advised that the State of Florida requires any driver born after 1987 to have a valid boater’s license or complete a temporary certificate online and keep that certificate with you whenever you’re out on the water. Book one of our New Smyrna Beach house rentals here!

Beach Fun in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Once you have soaked up all the sun, sand, and other beach adventures, head back to unwind and clean off the sand and salt in a beautiful vacation rental by Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals, Inc. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury vacations or long-term rental homes or condos in New Smyrna Beach. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom all the way up to a sprawling four-bedroom.

Call us today to start planning your New Smyrna Beach getaway today!