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Smyrna Dunes Park

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Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Lovely place for shells

We really enjoyed looking for shells. I think my kids got about 3 pounds to bring home. Monday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Must place to take your dog

My dog just loves this place. She is able to run to her hearts content. The lighthouse is a picture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirk T
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“dog beach” (42 reviews)
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Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed looking for shells. I think my kids got about 3 pounds to bring home. Monday afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. We were not at the dog park area so no complaints on that side of business.

Thank shellyrondeau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dog just loves this place. She is able to run to her hearts content. The lighthouse is a picture perfect spot. The recently finished boardwalk is very nice.

Thank Kirk T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to New Smyrna Beach for several years. We fell in love with the location because it's everything Daytona Beach isn't just across Ponce Inlet with its picturesque lighthouse -- not commercialized and heavy with tourists. Most of the fun things about NSB...More

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our dog here and had a wonderful time. Good parking and facility to wash down dog. Wonderful beach if you have a dog

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People at gate are always friendly and helpful! Nice especially when you're there when they open early. Like the walkway, dunes, and various places to venture to. Only negative - need more parking spaces.

Thank FreqTrav704
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The boardwalk to under construction so take a picture of the map with the construction marked so you know where you can pick up the boardwalk again. Take water with you because it can be a long walk. Very nice views. Lots of dogs.

Thank VolMom2014
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very nice area to walk out and seen the scenery. Be prepared to walk a lot. Part of the boardwalk was under construction when we were there but you could still walk out to the beach. Park staff were very helpful when we saw them...More

Thank NJLindaTom
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We walked along the board walks with a lovely breeze on a sunny day. Many people were out and about. Many people with dogs as there is a beach that allows dogs. All the day gs we saw were well behaved and were on leashes....More

Thank Hercules14
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Came after Hurricane Irma. Most of the dunes washed away. Not real busy. A few shells to pick up. Since this is a dog beach area it is dirty as some owners did not cleanup after their pets. Would not recommend bringing children here to...More

Thank Wicked W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a nice park/beach on the North end of NSB across from Ponce Inlet and the lighthouse. The beaches are well sheltered from the Atlantic waves and the surf is quite calm. The dog friendly beach stretches out a few miles and reaches the...More

Thank sjhokie
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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
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.......
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.