Dip your toes in the sand dunes and marvel at the picturesque delights of this wind-swept park. Stunning beauty surrounds Smyrna Dunes Park, as water from the Indian River flows through Ponce Inlet and joins the brilliant Atlantic surf. With an observation tower, nature trails, and a dune walk, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the five different ecosystems this unique park encompasses, and the wide variety of animals, birds, and marine life that call the park home. You can also enjoy the beautiful peninsula from the water with boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities available.
Captain Fred is one of the top Daytona Beach fishing guides in the region. Since 1985, he has been an active angler, fishing daily in the waters surrounding New Smyrna Beach, including the world famous Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Banana River, Spruce Creek, and Ponce Inlet. Captain Fred also has many years of international experience. His fishing adventures have taken him to many locales: the Bahamas, Cuba, Indonesia, Thailand, Madagascar, and several islands throughout the Indian Sea.
The smaller New Smyrna Speedway is a fantastic complement to the nearby Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR viewers will recognize the track as the setting of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The high-banked half-mile (.8 km) track is known as the “World Center of Racing,” and serves as the testing facility for teams from the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck.
Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and the best place to enjoy the balmy weather is at Canaveral National Seashore. This barrier island ecosystem boasts pristine beaches, sparkling ocean panoramas, and a rich array of plant, animal, and marine life. Mosquito Lagoon is one of the most diverse and productive estuaries in the United States and contributes to the sumptuous natural beauty of the area.
A tributary of Florida's Wekiva River, an easy hour drive to Apopka, ideal for swimming, canoeing, birdwatching, viewing wildlife and foliage.
Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground. Tube rentals are available from vendors outside the park; guests may bring their own pool noodles or floats that must be less than five feet in length or width.