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Smyrna Dunes Park

Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Go from sad to glad in thirty minutes.

I have seen pictures of the dunes with the boardwalk and it looked beautiful,so we made the trip... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob R
Charleston, South Carolina
Excellent Beach

Very quiet beach to relax, no animals!! Very clean!! Don't have to worry about your kids getting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grace O
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
via mobile
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Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have seen pictures of the dunes with the boardwalk and it looked beautiful,so we made the trip out there.The boardwalk is under construction and they have a temporary path in the sand and I followed that path for twenty minutes cursing all the way.We...More

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very quiet beach to relax, no animals!! Very clean!! Don't have to worry about your kids getting into things. Fun atmosphere!

Thank Grace O
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first trip to this park to give our dog a fun afternoon at the beach. The park is decent, but pretty narrow swath of beach with brown water. Wish dogs could be off leash. Nice dog rinse station at the parking lot.

Thank StepOy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very remote and reminder of how all of Florida probably like 100 years ago. There were very few people there so it was a very nice getaway.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in New Smyrna Beach works hard to preserve the natural landscape. It is beautiful!! This is truly a old fashioned Beach town, lots of fun

Thank nancymR4330FK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dunes are simply beautiful, there are rules posted on signs that dogs need to be on a leash or you'll get a fine but no one is enforcing them. Some dog owners think because a lease is attached to their dog that it's OK...More

Thank FamilyVacation001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smyrna Dunes is a great walking park, all raised boardwalks for a couple of miles with some side tracks to the beach. It has a good parking lot and good restrooms at the ends. There is a small use fee, per car, and there are...More

Thank colvinkathy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming to Smyrna Dunes and bringing our 12# poodle. We go early so we can walk the boardwalk. Always a positive experience!

Thank Polly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't exactly what I expected. It felt more like a lake instead of the ocean. But it was perfect for our small dog. She had a blast chasing her ball in the water. Every now and then a boat would come by and make...More

Thank KMGriggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is a small one but very nice. Good access, restrooms and picnic areas nearby. The beach was very clean. There was only one thoughtless owner who let their dog defecate on the path and left it for all to see. Shame on them....More

Thank Randy L
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Someone told me if you have the National Parks pass... that you don't have to pay the entry... is that correct?
14 March 2017|
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Response from ShSheryl | Reviewed this property |
Don't think you can use it. But, after 5 p.m. the park is free. If you are staying for more than 2 days and want to go with the dogs during the day. Buy the pass. You can go in and out of the park as many times during the... More
I saw that it's $10 per car to enter. Is it a day pass that you can enter and exit through the day?
3 February 2017|
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Response from pyramoon | Reviewed this property |
there is a parking fee that helps to maintain the park. we walked in, which is free.......
My husband has to use a scooter to get around, because he has mobility issues. Is it possible to ride from the parking lot to the doggie beach on the boardwalk? Because the scooter will not go on sand, even if it is hard packed. So, I'm wondering if there is any way to get the scooter to the dog beach? Thanks for any info you can provide!
31 January 2017|
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Response from raineesaid | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the boardwalk is not continuous. There is a short stretch between the doggie beach boardwalk and the boardwalk from the parking lot that crosses the sandy foot path. A distance, I'd guess, of 25-30 feet.