Dogs Can Come, Too

Pets always get left out when families go on vacation – but not if you visit New Smyrna Beach! This really is a destination for the whole family, canines and all. While most beaches in the country have rules against pets during normal hours, the Smyrna Dunes Park is a pet-friendly beach that will be a paradise for every man’s best friend. It’s located at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, which is surrounded by the Indian River, the Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. These 73 acres of beautiful natural land include nature trails, a dune walkover, an observation tower, pavilions, and elevated walkways for you to take in the five very different eco systems – ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone and saltwater marsh. Dogs must be leashed at all times, but it is a great opportunity for you both to run around with your feet in the sand.