An unspoiled jewel located between Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Center, Greater New Smyrna Beach (Southeast Volusia County) still tends to fly under the radar. Here, you’ll find a laid-back blend of history, culture, the arts, shopping, dining, nature and 13 miles of white sand beaches.
Greater New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new; of subtle sophistication and bohemian soul that is as “real” as Florida gets. New Smyrna occupies a place in history as the second oldest city in Florida. It is also recognized as one of the “Top 100 Small Art Towns” in the US, home to numerous galleries and the internationally renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts. Other local attractions include 1830’s-era Sugar Mill Ruins; Florida’ tallest lighthouse; Marine Science Centers featuring discovery tours; and a host of palate-pleasing local dining options.
The surrounding areas of Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen are perhaps best known for outdoor recreation. Whether your idea of fun is relaxed or adventurous, it’s here. The area’s beaches are perfect for sunbathing, bicycling, swimming, fishing and building sand castles. National Geographic Magazine named New Smyrna Beach as one of the “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns“.