Surf, sand, and culture in New Smyrna Beach

Surf, sand, and culture in New Smyrna Beach

Known as a thriving artists’ colony and surfers’ paradise, New Smyrna Beach also boasts historic architecture, uncrowded beaches, and unspoiled nature. Set along Florida’s Atlantic coast and threaded with inlets, lagoons, and the Indian River, the city lends itself to all sorts of water sports such as swimming, scuba diving, kiteboarding, and of course surfing, plus fishing and boating. Hiking and nature walks are popular, too, and there’s a large dog-friendly beach park near a historic lighthouse. With tons of New Smyrna Beach condo rentals along the oceanfront, it’s easy to plan a getaway that mixes outdoorsy fun and culture.

Year-round delights in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach and other Volusia County communities have no shortage of great condos for rent. Whether in high-rise luxury resorts or low-rises with the beach at your doorstep, you can take your pick of stunning ocean or river views near your favorite activities. Many of these vacation home rentals are pet-friendly, or available for long term rental. Any time of year can be a perfect time, and there’s something for just about every budget. The best deals can be found in August, and bargains continue through December. Be sure to pack an umbrella from August through October. Rates peak in January and February, a popular time with snowbirds from the north, and in May through July. The temperature will most likely be balmy whenever you choose to go; it can get up to 80-90 degrees in any month.

Beach time with man’s best friend at Smyrna Dunes

Scenic and pet-friendly Smyrna Dunes Park is surrounded by water on three sides and offers great surfing and relaxing beach walks. Its northern tip is on the Ponce de Leon Inlet, home of a historic lighthouse. The adjacent neighborhood has a wide selection of oceanfront condos, from high-rise penthouses to ground floor townhouse units that are steps from the beach. You can find amenities such as heated pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and lanais. Condos feature balconies with fabulous views of the surrounding waterways, cozy screened patios, flatscreens with DVD players, full gourmet kitchens, and more.

Deluxe lodging at Ponce Inlet

View from an oceanfront condo of pools, manicured lawns, beach, and the Atlantic Ocean

Ponce Inlet, just north of the shopping, dining, and culture of New Smyrna Beach, overlooks a historic lighthouse and has wide, uncrowded beaches along the ocean and the Ponce de Leon Inlet. Charter boats embark on deep-sea fishing adventures from the inlet. With a large selection of luxury condos on the oceanfront, it’s easy to plan a memorable beach vacation at Ponce Inlet. These high-rise and mid-rise condos feature amenities such as large, heated pools, oceanside barbecue areas, and bicycles. Individual units feature breathtaking ocean views from your balcony or living room, full kitchens, and DVD players.

Flagler Avenue in the heart of New Smyrna Beach

Vibrant Flagler Avenue is a center of charming boutiques, art galleries, hip eateries, and historic architecture in New Smyrna Beach. The avenue stretches from the causeway to the beach and boardwalk at Flagler Avenue Park. Condos here may be in townhouses or taller complexes; all offer amenities such as heated pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, and tennis courts. You can enjoy dazzling ocean views from your balcony or deck, walk out the door to the beach, or enjoy grilling the catch of the day in your full kitchen.

Surf and Wildlife at Silver Sands

View from the surf of a quiet beach and a condo resort

Silver Sands is a sliver in the south end of New Smyrna Beach that’s tucked between the ocean and the untamed expanse of Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. You can take a dip or surf from the car free beach, or meander through the lagoon with a kayak or paddleboard and get a glimpse of the diverse wildlife. The lagoon is an angler’s paradise, and river guides can take you to the best fishing spots. Condos in Silver Sands are anything but rustic, though. When you get home from a day of wild surf or landing the big one, you can unwind in a heated pool or hot tub, take a sauna, or just enjoy the sunset from your private balcony.

Hideaways in Bethune Beach

Nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean just south of New Smyrna Beach, Bethune Beach has a quiet, traffic-free beach with a boardwalk. The beach is part of a park that also features a playground and sports courts. The river bank features a fishing pier where you can often spot manatees lazing in the tranquil water. This community is also only a mile from the wild beauty of Canaveral National Seashore. Condo rentals here feature stunning ocean and river views from the indoor and outdoor spaces, plus luxury amenities such as full kitchens, tennis courts, heated pools, barbecue grills, and more.