Smyrna Dunes Park
Smyrna Dunes Park
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  • Josie C
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our dog park needs attention lately
    I love bringing my dogs to the Dunes park , has always been clean and enjoyed talking to the lady that works there always cleaning, picking up trash , and very friendly . I have not seen her lately . Biggest concern is the park needs attention in areas , no poop bags , ladies restroom needs paper and cleaned , trash in parking etc . Park is looking sub standard . I have talked to a Park staff attendant ( always in office ) and still no change . This is sad ..
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Ann
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smyrna Dunes Park
    We love this park. The boardwalk is over a mile long. You get a bird's eye view overlooking both the Ponce Inlet and the ocean. Dogs are allowed until 10 am and no bikes or vehicles are allowed. You see tortoises and their many homes dug into the ground. We happened to see a surfing competition on the ocean. You can access the beach to do a beach walk along the inlet and ocean. It's a great place to take a walk. There are bathroom facilities. There is a $10 parking fee or a veteran's discount for $5. An annual pass can be purchased for $20 or $10 for a veteran.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 February 2024
  • Cari W
    Saint John, Indiana480 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent outdoor activity for singles, couples or family
    Loved this park. Lots of trails, nice beach, not crowded. You can drive on the beach all the way down to the park. Fun to watch fisherman. Lots of cute dogs. We were told surfers frequent this beach in the early morning. Also, the place to find shark teeth. We looked and looked, but didn't find one.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
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dblondie49
DeBary, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
The wooden boardwalk has been replaced with trex decking. Much easier walking. There are clean restrooms and a few covered look out areas as well as picnic tables. Its worth the $20 for a year pass. Parking is a premium on weekends but if your are not spending the day there you may snag a spot with walkers coming and going.
Written 25 October 2020
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BestGolfDeal
Royal Oak, MI19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We have spent the past 2 Februarys here at NSB and we religiously hit Smyrna Dunes Park every morning during our stay. $20 gets you an annual pass for your vehicle, but we usually bike our way to the park and then do a couple 1.5 mile laps around the elevated boardwalk. Visiting dogs live large here which is awesome and there is PLENTY of wildlife to view throughout the park. Over the past 2 seasons we have seen bald eagles, osprey(with fish), pelicans, gopher tortoises, dolphins, manatees, assorted snakes including pygmy rattlers, coyotes, bobcats. The park begins along the eastern bank of the Indian River then wraps northeast to the northern tip of NSB where the river mouth meets the Atlantic between two large jetties with stunning views of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse across the river. We often leave the boardwalk to walk the beach of both the river and the ocean, simply gorgeous for both walkers and waterlovers!
Written 16 February 2020
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Paul H
Camillus, NY35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visiting for two weeks so me took advantage of the annual pass that costs $20 to get in. ($10 to park at the beach). There is a great fishing pier to go to. An area reserved for dogs to walk, or if you just want to walk and look the board walk is a great place. Seen plenty of wildlife on the different days we go. We sometimes walk along the beach to watch the surfers or see the birds dart in and out of the water.
Written 28 January 2020
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BraboFreestyler
Antwerp, Belgium26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went here on a Sunday, based on all the positive reviews. We were looking for a quiet couple of hours on the beach.

After paying the $10 entry fee we parked the car and walked (nice boardwalk) to the beach furthest away on the ocean side, next to the inlet. It is quite a distance, took us at least 15min to get there. To our surprise, there were at least 50 vehicles parked on the beach, most with annual passes, some with day tickets ($20). Cars kept on coming and going all afternoon.

Lots of people with dogs, especially along the beach on the inlet side. Great place to take them for walk!

So I guess it all depends what you are looking for. Good for fishing & surfing and walking the dog, not good if you are looking for a quiet time on the beach.

Oh, and somebody mentioned something about the unspoiled views. Well, I guess that was before the construction of the Minorca condo complex just before the park entrance. The tallest building of that complex is 18 stories (!) high. An absolute eyesore. The view of the other side of the inlet, with the lighthouse, is very pretty though.
Written 23 February 2020
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Janice H
Atlanta, GA135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is a jewel!!!! The Park is immaculate. The decking around the peninsula as well as the fishing pier are in top notch condition. Even though we are totally NOT dog people, the accommodations for dogs was amazing including a place to hose them off after their beach excursion. We loved the walk around the park to see the ocean and sound from all angles. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the fishing pier since high winds kept him from his surf fishing passion. We bought the annual pass so that we can return to this spot again!
FYI parking is limited. So when things are busy, get there early!! There is a fee since this is a county run facility, but it is well worth it!
Written 5 June 2021
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dpmartin70
Fern Park, FL52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
One of my favorite locations to get away from it all! Yes it is $10 to enter the park, but well worth it. I'm not local ( live about an hour away) and thought it was worth the $20 annual fee. I've been to this park 3 times and still haven't explored the whole thing. First of the beach is very nice with good views and good fishing. Park staff is also helpful and can direct you around. The fishing pier is pretty cool as well! The pier has shelters, benches, and definitely convenient. The walkways give you a nice clear path to view all the great natural sights to see! Just come and try it out! I'm coming back as soon as I get a chance!
Written 20 September 2020
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2BNKD
Minneapolis129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are several zones to the park, between the ocean shoreline, the sand dunes, trees, plants, turtles, birds and other wildlife. The park has a 2.5 mile loop boardwalk with some lookouts and accesses to the ocean shore. There's a $10 park entrance fee and it is well worth it.
Written 8 January 2020
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Roxanne G
Fountain City, WI167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
I have been to a lot of parks and have to say this park is very impressive. Great walking paths take you close to the ocean as well as up close to the sand dunes with tons of turtles in them. We paid $10 to park and well worth it paid $20 at national park here and it was nothing to see in terms of views or paths.
Written 4 March 2021
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Candy M
Calabash, NC146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We came to this park thinking it was right on the water. They do have a very nice and clean boardwalk, but it is @ 1 mile walk to the stairs down to the beach. We were carrying all our beach gear, and it was very difficult. Then when we got to the beach, people had parked there cars there, and you could not get too close to the water. There were people surfing, so that was fun to watch from a distance.
Written 1 August 2021
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Ann
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We love this park. The boardwalk is over a mile long. You get a bird's eye view overlooking both the Ponce Inlet and the ocean. Dogs are allowed until 10 am and no bikes or vehicles are allowed. You see tortoises and their many homes dug into the ground. We happened to see a surfing competition on the ocean. You can access the beach to do a beach walk along the inlet and ocean. It's a great place to take a walk.
There are bathroom facilities. There is a $10 parking fee or a veteran's discount for $5. An annual pass can be purchased for $20 or $10 for a veteran.
Written 29 February 2024
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