New Smyrna Beach, Florida offers 13 miles of pristine white sandy beach. A barrier island, our beachside community is bordered by bodies of water; the inlet to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east; the Indian River to the west. Life in New Smyrna Beach affords its vacationers numerous year-round beach activities including fishing, swimming, surfing, beachcombing, and sunbathing. Visitors from around the world come to New Smyrna Beach because of its unspoiled, laid back beaches. New Smyrna’s beach is one of a kind, you will not find another beach like it in Florida.
New Smyrna Beach has a unique combination of a driving and non-drive beach stretches. Driving on the beach in New Smyrna Beach has been a tradition for many years. Beachgoers can enjoy a leisurely drive and park right on the sand to enjoy all that the beach has to offer. Unless it is high tide, driving is permitted on the beach from 8:00am-7:00pm from May 1st through October 31st and from sunrise to sunset from November 1st through April 30th.
To ensure that everyone has a safe and relaxing day on the beach please abide by the following rules when driving on the beach:
Many enjoy New Smyrna’s car free beach, which allows those families with small children peace of mind and ultimate relaxation. The beach is protected from all traffic starting at the 27th Avenue beach access continuing south to the Canaveral National Seashore.
Off beach parking is enforced daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the City’s five beachfront parks. To avoid a fine, vehicles parked in the lots during these hours must have a New Smyrna Beach parking pass decal or must purchase a daily pass at the lot. Non-residents may purchase an annual parking pass. Residents may park for free with approved decal. For more information on parking passes please click here: http://www.cityofnsb.com/parknsb
New Smyrna Beach also offers two free parking options; Mary McLeod Bethune Park and the Hiles Blvd. Parking lot.
Visitors can drive right onto the beach offering easy access to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Beach driving is allowed from 27th Avenue beach access north. Here are some tips so you can enjoy a wonderful beach day.