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Smyrna Dunes Park

Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Lovely park

Beautiful park to view dunes and ocean. Has raised walkway for easy walk to enjoy the peaceful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
via mobile
Very Windy

We walked all of this and down to the ocean. We saw allot of turtles and it was windy. The walk way... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Central Maine
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“dog beach” (35 reviews)
“ponce inlet” (35 reviews)
Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park to view dunes and ocean. Has raised walkway for easy walk to enjoy the peaceful views. Isolated from the town area so it is a calming experience in the middle of hectic vacations. Turtle homes abound and enjoyed seeing them in their natural...More

1  Thank 660Kat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked all of this and down to the ocean. We saw allot of turtles and it was windy. The walk way needs allot of repair.

Thank StacyandRandy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful but hot walk. You might want to wear a hat and sunscreen. It is very dry, but you can see some wildlife and the ocean breakers are awesome!

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful coastal park with nature trails Great for families The parking is limited which is ideal to keep the place limited to users and more enjoyable The ocean is on one side and the inlet on the other Nice picnic areas The walkways are being...More

Thank lloydh697
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice hike along a boardwalk in the dunes that comes out to the ocean. Beautiful views of the inlet

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a beautiful walk on raised wooden walkways. Can bring a picnic. Walk to the beach and hunt for shells. See Ponce Inlet Lighthouse across the bay. Hunt for land turtles out of their holes and sunning.

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Volusia County maintains this wonderful park. We have been searching for a "beach" where our dog can enjoy the water and beach! The park has two separate trails to access various parts within the park. The primary trail is an elevated boardwalk which is very...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stayed in New Smyrna Beach for two nights with our dog. The dog beach part of the Dunes is poor at best. Not much beach space. You walk a mile to get to your destination( we are fit, but wow!). Its like they segragate...More

1  Thank kimmarlin
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went down to the dunes park around sunset one day. It was ok. Peaceful with the long wooden walkways. Nothing to write home about but pretty nice to see if you have some time on your hands. You could see it or miss it.

Thank markymert
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place, a real piece of Heaven. Spectacular nature and inlet. The daily pass costs 10 dollars, but I highly recommend the annual pass if you are a resident: with 20 dollars, you will be able to return to both the Dunes Park...More

Thank luce_del_nilo
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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.