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There’s nothing like an oceanfront locale, with sea breezes, crystal clear waters and waves gently lapping its shores, to rejuvenate and lift your spirits; but if you want to take that peaceful calm sensation and relaxation to the next level, toss in a spa day.

Without a doubt, New Smyrna Beach visitors will thoroughly enjoy beach days, dining waterside and strolling our historic streets, but it is also a place where you can indulge in a soothing warm oil massage, a healing soak in mineral waters and/or a seemingly endless, luxurious foot rub.

A Deluge of Earthly Pleasures!

A beachside town exuding unsurpassed charm, New Smyrna Beach is full of earthly pleasures including a delightful array of day spas – from high-end wellness retreats to boutique experiences. For instance, the following is just a sampling of some of the spa options available in New Smyrna Beach…

At the height of luxury and at 103 Flagler Avenue, you will find the Riverview Hotel and Spa. The upscale spa services here range from couples treatments such as a champagne and berry pedicure for two, to a coconut and pineapple hair treatment and scalp massage, to body treatments including a sea and salt glow. You can even add a posh breakfast or lunch, which might be something along the lines of a blueberry beignet with green tea or a strawberry and feta salad with sparkling wine.

The Spa at Venetian Bay, which is located at 424 Luna Bella Lane in New Smyrna Beach also provides an amazing array of indulgent spa services. Treat yourself to a soak in a salt water pool in the shape of a nautilus shell; dip your tired tootsies in a copper foot bath; spoil yourself with a Himalayan body ritual which starts with a grapefruit and rosemary oil-infused Himalayan salt scrub, followed by a 30-minute Himalayan stone massage and a relaxing hydrotherapy treatment; or make an entire day of it with a 50-minute massage, a revitalizing facial and a signature spa pedicure.

There’s also The Med Spa New Smyrna Beach which, under the oversight of a medical doctor, provides luxury medical spa services, including facial treatments, skin rejuvenation, laser treatments, injectables and weight loss plans and coaching. That one can be found in two convenient sites: either on Beachside at 716 E. 3rd Avenue or at 115 N. Orange in New Smyrna.

If you prefer a menu of spa services including body wraps, chemical peels, eyebrow tattoos, eyelash extensions and tinting, professional make-up, reiki, facials, waxing, massage therapy, manicures, pedicures and more, you may want to consider Abundant Health and Float Day Spa – an award-winning day spa specializing in float therapy (floating in water to calm the mind, body and spirit) and healing services – located at 1852 Renzulli Road in New Smyrna.

Also right here in New Smyrna Beach, at 306 Washington Street, is Angie’s Serenity Day Spa offering pedicures, manicures, facials, massage, microblading, lashes and more.

At Salty Miss Spa, 119 Faulkner Street in New Smyrna Beach, you’ll find anti-aging products and services, spa manicures and pedicures, as well as eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash lifts and eyelash extensions provided by a certified extensionist.

How about some organic pampering with everything from hydro-wraps, to exfoliating scrubs, to a berries and bubbly mani-pedi, or a honeybee nectar or citrus grass and vitamin E-infused rice oil massage? Try Levels Casa Bella Med Spa and Organics at 206 Live Oak Street, which is a boutique spa offering nail, lash, body and aesthetics services. 

AA Nails & Spa at 626 3rd Avenue, voted News Journal’s Star of the South Best Nail Salon, offers spray tans, manicures, pedicures, facials, body massages, lash extension and nail enhancements.

Visit Craft Salon & Spa at 751 3rd Avenue for dermaplaning, waxing, hair, nails, eyelashes and massage.

Contour Spa New Smyrna Beach at 202 Julia Street offers a wide range of body contouring treatments from cryofacials, to infrared and LED treatments, innovative therapies and more.

Or maybe you would prefer Mermaid Dreams, the signature spa treatment at Angelic Beach Massage Therapy, located on the North Causeway (261). This therapeutic ritual begins with a Swedish and deep tissue massage with warm Polynesian oils and healing hot stones and ends with a mango coconut restorative hand and foot scrub to leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe. Count me in!

 

Don’t Let Your Pampering End There…

Once you have been adequately pampered, if you are staying at The Inlet in New Smyrna Beach, you can pamper yourself some more. The Inlet, a waterfront oasis which is easily accessible to everything the enchanting town of New Smyrna Beach has to offer, is New Smyrna’s most prestigious address. 

Each condo within this exclusive, gated community is well-appointed and ocean view. Two, large, heated, oceanfront pools as well as two heated spas adorn the private main pool deck; and other resort-style amenities of The Inlet include four Har-Tru tennis courts, an onsite tennis pro, riverside decks, an oceanfront pavilion and covered parking garages. 

Guests of the Inlet also enjoy access to over 13 miles of beautiful beaches, an additional 24 miles of the neighboring unspoiled Canaveral Seashore Park Canaveral coastline and the 220-acre Smyrna Dunes Park, with over four miles of scenic paths, wooden walkways and beach trails with panoramic views.

To learn more about The Inlet, feel free to call 386-409-9219 at your convenience.

 

If you are a lover of nature, New Smyrna Beach is the crème de la crème when it comes to exploring…

New Smyrna Beach may be famous for its miles of beautiful beaches, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also brimming with nature parks and hiking trails…some of which are, of course, in and around our most spectacular bodies of water and others can be found on the mainland, lush with vegetation, scenic views and wildlife in abundance.

Nature Parks in New Smyrna Beach

Canaveral National Park – the national seashore located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, the longest stretch of undeveloped Atlantic coastline in Florida and a sanctuary that is home to thousands of species of plants and animals – may be the most impressive.

However, New Smyrna Beach is also home to numerous smaller and just as beloved parks, one of which neighbors The Inlet at Minorca and is listed as Trip Advisor’s top choice – Smyrna Dunes Park. It’s over two miles of boardwalk along the jetty and ocean with spectacular views of the water, beaches and lighthouse is perfect for undisturbed morning walks. It also offers an approximately half-mile-long dog beach trail for those with furry friends. Another park that is popular with the pups (and their owners) is the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park located at 2641 Paige Avenue.

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park at 6656 South Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach is a quiet setting with a boardwalk providing an excellent perch for manatee and dolphin watching. You’ll also find plenty of parking, clean restrooms and picnic pavilions there.

There’s Lake Ashby Park at 4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, with a boardwalk extending out over the large, beautiful lake, scenic walking path and gazebo with benches for those who prefer to take in their scenery while relaxing. 

If you’re looking for great beach access on the parking portion of the beach, 27th Avenue Park, located at 3701 S. Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, may be more to your liking. There’s also Riverside Park at 105 S. Riverside Drive, offering walking paths with views of the waterway; and Indian River Lagoon Park, a 90-acre off the beaten trail alternative at 700 Sandpiper Avenue where you will discover old, moss-covered trees, mangroves and a paved trail lined with benches along its loop.

Explore Along the Many Scenic Nature Trails in New Smyrna Beach

Or, take another road less traveled, as the nature trails in New Smyrna Beach are pretty amazing too! The Spruce Creek Preserve provides some nice walking and hiking nature trail options, including Spruce Creek Trail, a 3.2 mile loop for hiking and biking. Wooden pathways with great views of Spruce Creek are covered in a canopy of greenery. The Spruce Creek Westside trail is 5.7 miles for those who enjoy a longer hike and Dons Leeper Trail is a sandy 3.9 nature path.

If nature hikes are your thing, you also might want to give Deep Creek Preserve, with over 8,000 acres of extended and short loops, a try. Or weave a little history into your nature excursion on the Turtle Mound Trail, an easy hike up and around the historic midden.

Sea Life in its Natural Habitat in New Smyrna Beach

With Canaveral National Seashore to the south, the Atlantic Ocean serving as its eastern border, the Intracoastal Waterway flowing between the mainland and the coastal barrier island and its downtown nestled along the Indian River, New Smyrna Beach is virtually surrounded by water. From the miles of pristine white sand beaches, to tranquil back bays and riverside settings, our waters are definitely a focal point within the charming beachside town of New Smyrna Beach. So, whatever you do, don’t miss out on experiencing nature’s splendor via New Smyrna Beach by water.

The ocean, unleashing a potent brew of refreshment and renewal, or soothing our spirits and healing our souls with its calm waters, is home to inhabitants just as magnificent. Consider the manatees, our gentle giants of the sea, who respite within Florida’s warmer interior bodies of water from approximately November through April. One fun way to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures is to rent a kayak at JB’s Fish Camp, located at 859 Pompano Avenue, where you’ll have access to Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park and the cove where they are prevalent. 

Playful porpoises can also be spotted there or on a boat tour along the Cape Canaveral Shoreline, which can also be scheduled at JB’s (along with yummy lunch or dinner with a waterfront view when you are done!)

What you may have heard if you have spent any measure of time here in New Smyrna Beach is that we also treasure our sea turtles who choose this area as a safe haven for their nesting grounds. Sea turtle nesting season – when hundreds of sea turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs on our beautiful beaches and sea turtle hatchlings break free of their shells to begin their arduous trek to their new ocean home – starts May 1st and runs through October 31st in New Smyrna Beach.

The centerpiece of a 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway system and 35 miles of panoramic shoreline, New Smyrna Beach provides deep water access attracting an amazing amount of sea life and housing a diverse aquatic ecosystem. Another lovely way to take it all in is along the Wilbur Rose Blueway, a paddling trail along the Intracoastal Waterway and tributaries – just perfect for kayakers, paddle boarders and canoers. It begins and ends at Wilbur Boathouse and you will find it, with parking and a boat launch at 4200 S. Peninsula Drive.

The moral of this story is that whether you choose to commune with nature by paddle board, motorboat, or by walking along its tranquil trails or beaches, the experience may be slightly different, but the result is always the same – natural splendor without rival. It’s simply the nature of New Smyrna Beach.

When nature’s majesty is encapsulated so masterfully in one place, it is simply too tantalizing for a person in possession of an eye for beauty to resist…and that is what you will find in New Smyrna Beach. The sun glistening atop crystal clear waters, lush greenery, vibrant blooms, amazing and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat may top the list, but a photographer in search of a flawless shot will also discover it along New Smyrna’s enchanting historical streets brimming with architecture from days gone by.

What many people notice first about New Smyrna Beach is its beachy vibe, and from the river beds draped in Spanish moss to the unparalleled beauty of our sugary sand beaches, New Smyrna Beach visitors will find themselves flooded with spectacular photographic opportunities any time of day.

As the sun begins to rise, you can almost hear the echo of silence. Then, gentle waves begin to shepherd exquisite seashells and tiny sea creatures to the pristine shoreline that leisurely awakes. The dunes, covered in softly swaying grasses, are just as captivating and, more often than not, spectators may catch a glimpse of porpoises playfully dancing along the surf. 

When evening arrives, a soft blush ascends and melds into vibrant hues that stretch across the ocean’s vast surface, and the beach’s inhabitants (most of them, anyway) return to their unhurried state of slumber. New Smyrna’s beaches furnish a beautiful natural backdrop that has no equal.

Here is a valuable tip for those longing to capture the pristine rhapsody of New Smyrna’s beach…The luxurious accommodations of The Inlet Condos at Minorca are inspirational, just steps from the aforementioned beaches and offering stunning panoramic ocean views of their own. The Inlet, which is one of the most prestigious addresses in New Smyrna Beach, is nestled along Cape Canaveral Shoreline and neighbors Smyrna Dunes Park.

Speaking of parks – specifically those which are the serene natural habitat of thousands of species and offer gorgeous nature trails with lovely flora and fauna your viewfinder only dreams of – New Smyrna Beach has many from which to choose. 

Traversing our waterways is also an exceptional way of immersing yourself within the beauty of New Smyrna Beach. Absorb unrivaled views on a cruise down the resplendent Intracoastal Waterway, on a guided Canaveral Seashore ecotour by boat or while quietly getting a little more up close and personal on a paddleboard. Don’t be surprised if you happen upon a majestic bald eagle, a lumbering manatee or one of our treasured sea turtles. The extraordinary wildlife spotting opportunities are endless in New Smyrna Beach.

Maybe you prefer your perspective from above. Grab a stool Norwood’s Treehouse and get your fill of New Smyrna’s beauty from your lunchtime perch while you nosh on colossal shrimp and sip your margarita. Or climb to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse – Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, a national historic landmark erected in 1887.

 

New Smyrna Beach’s enchanting streets lined with stately oaks and historic architecture will have your shutter finger itching too. This welcoming locale is brimming with antique shops, charming boutiques, art galleries and outdoor cafes from which you can people-watch bistro-style. There is even a real, old fashioned creamery and a one-of-a-kind pet shop where you can take a photo of your pub in front of its angel wings mural before you duck inside for a well-deserved treat. Not for you, but if you are into food shots, the cuisine in New Smyrna Beach is to die for. 

There’s fresh shellfish dripping in butter at Off the Hook waterside restaurant where you can watch fishermen haul in their catch of the day. There’s The Garlic Italian restaurant offering courtyard dining amidst fairy lights and rustic pizza ovens. Or go casual and photograph a delicious crab cake as big as your head (no offense) from the – believe it or not – food truck at the Farmer’s Market. While you are there, you might want to snap the crates overflowing with vibrant red and bright green peppers and so much more!

If you prefer action shots, New Smyrna Beach is loaded with those too. There are engaging events and extravagant festivals scheduled throughout the year in New Smyrna Beach, from art exhibitions, to muscle car shows, to cook-offs, to Bike Week, when everyone gears up for a good time. Take in the sights of a live Broadway-style performance at The Little Theatre or some haunting acoustics strummed by the area’s most talented musicians. The engaging activities in New Smyrna Beach will definitely have you reaching for your back-up memory card!

Don’t forget the tapestry of richly woven history in New Smyrna Beach. Step into the past with a visit to Old Fort Park, which may just be the remnants of the home of New Smyrna’s founder; meander the botanical gardens at Sugar Mills Ruins, which withstood two Seminole Indian Wars; or take a boat ride by Turtle Mound – a 50-foot shell midden and prehistoric proof of the ancient Timucuan Indian tribe.

From tranquil beach scenes, to interesting sea creatures, to gala festivals, lively celebrations and artful exhibitions, no matter what you decide to photograph in New Smyrna Beach, it is sure to be picture-perfect.

Let’s start our story with the famous Turtle Mound along the coast of New Smyrna Beach, which is a centuries-old structure comprised of two acres over fifty feet high of oyster shells – thought to serve as a lookout for early detection of danger, protection against the elements and proven scientific evidence of Timucuan Indian habitation in New Smyrna Beach thousands of years BC. That is where we believe it all began and this is how the rest of the story goes…

Scottish physician, Dr. Andrew Turnbull, was commissioned by the British to colonize the area. So, he set sail in 1768 – with approximately 1,500 settlers he “recruited” largely from Minorca, of the Mediterranean Islands off the coast of Spain – with the goal to create the largest colony in North America at that time. At first, everything progressed famously. He named New Smyrna in honor of his wife’s homeland in Greece and the colony produced impressive amounts of indigo and sugar cane over the first few years. However, the colony’s good fortune was not destined to last for Dr. Turnbull and his newly established colony of New Smyrna. Certain crops didn’t fare well in the sandy soil and the colony was ravaged by disease and Indian raids. The colony was all but abandoned in 1777, its survivors fleeing to St. Augustine. In fact, there is a shrine dedicated to them at the St. Augustine Greek Orthodox Church on St. George Street.

After British rule from 1763 to 1783, the Spanish regained control of Florida. The first Seminole War took place from 1817 to 1818. Spain, then deciding Florida had become more of a burden than a boon, sold Florida to the United States for $5 million. The United States took possession of Florida in 1821 and the second Seminole War began in 1835. Sugar Mill Ruins, built on the 600 acres originally gifted to Andrew Turnbull by the British Crown, withstood both Seminole Wars and the remnants are now a historical site listed on the National Historic Register.

That takes us to Henry Flagler, an American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil and the Florida East Coast Railway which promoted the effective distribution of goods and services and, subsequently, more settlement and tourism. Flagler expanded his railway from Miami to Key West and 1912 marks the date that Flagler arrived on the first train to Key West as well as the completion of his railway.

Then came the prosperous 1920s, followed by Prohibition from 1928 to 1932. The stock market crashed in 1929 and this area was kept afloat with its citrus crops and the fact that it became a haven for rum running and speakeasies. Another interesting historical fact is that the tradition of spring break began as early as 1930 in the Daytona area. The first theme parks in the area – Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven and Marineland in St. Augustine – also emerged in the 1930s. Disney World followed suit in 1971, further facilitating growth and prosperity in the region.

The result is the remarkable culmination of architectural, educational and cultural historical nuances we enjoy here in modern day New Smyrna Beach. Today, our pristine New Smyrna Beach coastline is peppered with gorgeous properties, the most prestigious of which is The Inlet, offering scenic ocean views and neighboring lovely Smyrna Dunes Park. Loaded with luxurious amenities and safely tucked within the gated, beachside community of Minorca, The Inlet is also nearby all of the rich culture and history of New Smyrna Beach.

Visitors can delve into New Smyrna’s colorful past at its many historic sites, one of which is the mysterious grave marker in the middle of an intersection right off of Flagler Avenue! Earning its place on the “Curious Coast” list and listing on the National Historic Register, it happens to be where Douglas Dummett honored the death of his 15-year-old son Charles. Douglas Dummett was a sugar plantation owner who served as a Captain in a Florida militia to protect the area against Indian raids. He is also known for introducing the grafting of citrus trees to this area. Accounts of Charles’ death – from taking his own life after facing the hardships of being the mixed-race child of a slave owner and his slave, to being accidentally shot by his hunting partner – are all unproven. 

Another mysterious New Smyrna Beach historic site is the Old Fort Park which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway on Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach. Remains of Dr. Turnbull’s mansion? The start of an 18th Century Spanish fort that was abandoned for a new location in St. Augustine? You tell me.

Or enjoy a cocktail upstairs at New Smyrna’s historic Flagler Tavern which served as a speakeasy back in the days of Prohibition.

You can also visit the New Smyrna Beach Historical Museum downtown – which pays homage to it all – for a walking tour or to peruse one of its interesting exhibits, including Native American Artifacts, Railroad Era, Turnbull Settlement and East Coast Surfing, as New Smyrna Beach also has a distinguished 200-year history in the development of international competitive surfing.

Canal Street, the epicenter of New Smyrna’s Historic District, is also a great place to take a stroll. A vibrant blend of specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants, this pedestrian-friendly street, as well as lively Flagler Avenue, are host to the many events held within New Smyrna Beach throughout the year.

It’s rejuvenating qualities will saturate your senses…the sound of waves rhythmically lapping the shoreline, the tangy, salty scent of the sea, the feel of warm, sugary sand beneath your feet and breathtaking views that only the unique stretch of coastline embraced by the Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean can provide. There is nothing on earth like 257 Minorca Beach Way, New Smyrna Beach’s most prestigious address and home to The Inlet Condominiums.

Should you choose to cocoon in your beachside oasis, safely tucked within the exclusive gated community of Minorca, bestowed with resort-style amenities, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Book your stay in a one-, two- or three-bedroom condo unit, each with a spectacular ocean view and each well-appointed with style and all of the comforts of home, including a fully-equipped kitchen, its own washer and dryer and cable TV.

Imagine waking up to your own beachfront view while enjoying your morning coffee before you start your day. If you decide you want to enjoy your luxurious accommodations by preparing a romantic dinner or curling up on the sofa with popcorn for a night in, feel free to add that to your vacation calendar too.

An upscale clubhouse – furnished with comfortable seating, an entertainment center, a bar, a pool table, a well-equipped fitness center and including his and her saunas, restrooms and free Wi-Fi – is ideal for entertaining or simply relaxing with family and friends and is also available to guests of The Inlet Condominiums. 

Outdoor amenities are just as magnificent. There are two, large, heated, oceanfront pools as well as two heated spas on the private main pool deck. Anyone for tennis? The Inlet offers four Har-Tru tennis courts and an onsite tennis pro. Guests of The Inlet Condominiums are also free to enjoy an oceanfront pavilion, barbeque grills, riverside decks, two covered parking garages and security.

Just steps from their door, guests have access to over 13 miles of beautiful beaches, neighboring an additional 24 miles of unspoiled Canaveral Seashore Park Canaveral coastline and the 220-acre Smyrna Dunes Park, with over four miles of scenic paths, wooden walkways and beach trails – a guest favorite for picnics, swimming, stunning sunsets and a gorgeous view of the world famous Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

Don’t just take our word for it. Our treasured sea turtles prefer it too, choosing these pristine beaches and exceptional locale for nesting and the homebase from which their hatchlings will make their arduous trek to their new ocean home. Guests of The Inlet are also often gifted with views of the lively antics of porpoises at play and majestic sea birds or eagles soaring above.

Not only are The Inlet Condominiums walking distance to a variety of dining and shopping options, but these distinctive condo units are nearby all New Smyrna Beach has to offer, including challenging, meticulously maintained golf courses, inshore and offshore fishing charters, walking tours, eco tours, boat tours, sunset cruises, aerial tours, kayaking, bicycling, paddleboarding, board surfing, canoeing, museums, historical sites, movie theaters, live local musicians, nature parks and more.

If you’re intrigued by mysteries, a visit to Old Fort Park may be in order; set sail for an adventure by boat to Disappearing Island, a local favorite on which you can frolic (or lounge, of course) in the sun until the tide rolls in; or rent a paddleboard and take a lazy cruise down a scenic river. If your predilection leans more toward the relaxation and rejuvenation side of things, consider a margarita and your favorite seafood dish at one of many open-air waterfront restaurants peppering the enchanting town of New Smyrna Beach. 

The Inlet in New Smyrna Beach is also easily accessible, with convenient access to major routes including I-95, State Road 44 and Interstate 4, as well as multiple airports: Daytona Beach International Airport (just a 25 minute drive), Sanford Airport (45 minutes away) and Orlando International Airport (a little over an hour away).

And not only are Inlet Condos perfectly positioned along Florida’s most beautiful section of coastline within the welcoming town of New Smyrna Beach, but they are nearby Daytona with its vibrant nightlife, fun-filled waterparks and exhilarating race days and nights at the iconic Daytona International Speedway where NASCAR reigns supreme; and the quaint, historic city of St. Augustine, where you can take in the sights by way of an old-fashioned trolley tour, visit its famous wax museum or simply meander along its cobblestone streets. The holidays are also a remarkable time for a little side trip to St. Augustine, as its Celebration of Lights is without peer. Cocoa Beach and the rocket launches of Cape Canaveral are also out of this world; and, of course, Orlando, which is home to the world’s most popular theme parks, is a must-see for anyone with a family in tow…or pretty much just anyone.

Stay at The Inlet for a four night respite, a week, weeks or months. We don’t blame you. For more information about The Inlet Condominiums in charming, historic New Smyrna Beach or to book your stay, call 386-409-9212. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all of your questions; and to ensure that your stay is a pleasure once you arrive, The Inlet Condominiums provides an experienced, capable management team which you can find onsite throughout your stay.

New Smyrna Beach may be a beachside gem with quaint historic streets and the vibrancy of lively Flagler Avenue, but it also offers numerous dining options to satisfy every discerning palate…

The Garlic, on 3rd Avenue, is a place where you will enjoy the atmosphere as much as the meal. Enter under a vine covered arbor leading to indoor seating or an outdoor courtyard reminiscent of an Italian garden, draped in tiny tea lights and possessing an unmatched rustic appeal. Dinner starts with crusty Italian bread warm from the oven, served with roasted garlic for topping. If you want to be treated like royalty, you may want to opt for the signature dish of Executive Chef Michael Perri – who, by the way, has worked under the tutelage of Wolfgang Puck and cooked for icons from presidents to rockstars. Chef’s Cioppino is a medley of lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and calamari in a tomato saffron broth seasoned with fresh herbs. Pair that with fine wine, Italian beer or a specialty martini for the perfect romantic meal.

If you want to wake up on the right side of the bed, you may want to do it with the fresh seasonal fruit and granola yogurt parfait and grilled muffin of the day combination special at the Wake Up Café, a little further up the way on 3rd Avenue or, if you’re hungry for an affordable down home cooked breakfast loved by locals and visitors alike, head over to Ruthy’s Kozy Kitchen on Canal Street for a Jumbo, which is three eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit; or the Big Daddy, a heaping plate of French toast or pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage….but don’t let me scare you, Ruthy’s has regular-sized breakfasts for regular-sized appetites too. In fact, they have pretty much anything you might want in the way of a traditional breakfast.

Now, since we are a waterfront town, let’s talk serious seafood and JB’s Fish Camp which is riverside on Pompano Drive. To be honest, ordering a la carte here and dipping your favorite shellfish into melted butter is absolute heaven, but if you are a traditionalist when it comes to dinner, consider a half pound of peel and eat rock shrimp in season and the jumbo mushrooms filled with JB’s famous crab cake mix and topped with cheese to start; and the Captain’s Platter, which you can order cooked any way you please and comes with fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, scallops, a mini crab cake and corn on the cob, is quite a feast.

The Corkscrew Bar and Grille is ideal for people watching from a quaint historic Canal Street perch as well as mojito scallops, which come in the perfectly seared, very jumbo variety and delicately placed atop toasted crostini slices and topped with an amazing mojito sauce and freshly shaved parmesan cheese. 

Norwood’s (just down the way from The Garlic) offers restaurant dining, garden patio dining and a separate menu in its treehouse bar, which provides a waterfront overlook. The build your own fish dish is particularly pleasing with grilled grouper chef-prepared Mediterranean style and served with coconut cilantro rice. If you prefer your dishes brimming with veggies, the mushroom ragout tossed with blistered cherry tomatoes, rigatoni and cashew sour cream gets a pretty high ranking too.

Blackbeard’s Inn on North Dixie Freeway is well-known for its slow roasted prime rib and salad bar. They also offer pretty much any kind of seafood au gratin style, which is delicious, as is their oysters Rockefeller appetizer.

 

When you’re not thinking fancy, take it down a notch, but not with flavor, at Panhead Pizza (Guy Fieri was just there too!) where you can order specialty pizzas to die for, including baby spinach, artichoke hearts, Roma tomatoes and feta cheese, which holds a special place in this writer’s heart.

Or Flagler Tavern, with outside decks, an inside tavern and bar and an upper level speakeasy, offers a fun Flagler Avenue vibe and a whole lot of tasty treats. My favorite happens to be the crispy fried candied Brussel sprouts…yeah, I know, but you have to try them! Follow that up with a satisfying shaved ribeye cheesesteak topped with caramelized onions and queso and, trust me, it’s nap time.

Another longtime New Smyrna Beach staple is the Taco Shack, a delightful, open air, authentic Mexican fare restaurant offering dine “in” or take-away on North Dixie Freeway. The Taco Shack is closed Sunday and Monday, but – with a Tuesday buy one burrito, get one at half price and Thursday’s $1 chicken or beef taco specials – it is worth the wait. Or try a homemade fried tortilla bowl filled with mixed greens, tomato, cheese, olives, black beans, corn, sour cream, guacamole, chipotle dressing and your choice of beef, chicken, pork, steak or shrimp…and if you like rice and beans, you really should order their Radical Rice Plate with fried sweet plantains.

If you like your hours happy, Merk’s Bar & Grille on the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach has one every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 24 TVs and wings with their famous Frankenstein sauce. Another favorite is their homemade summer chips, which are freshly made to order and topped with crumbled blue cheese, bacon, scallions and melted cheddar and served with sour cream for dipping, as if you’d need it!

You’ll find Breakers Restaurant & Bar, home to a menu with 12 burgers voted best in Central Florida, oceanfront on Flagler Avenue. This local is partial to the beach burger topped with blue cheese crumbles, lettuce and tomato, but I like to add bacon. My only problem is that I generally have to split that bad boy. A nice, healthier alternative is their blackened fish garden salad.

Chase’s on the Beach on Atlantic was hit hard by the hurricane, but has come back with a vengeance and Tiki bar oceanfront dining with the same menu as inside. May I suggest the crabcake, which is truly jumbo lump or the authentic Philly, which really does rival the cheesesteaks up in Philly? Oh, and the chicken satay appetizer may sound ordinary, but with a sticky bourbon glaze and Thai chili aioli, is far from it.

 

Home to 17 miles of pristine shoreline, numerous parks and our country’s most diverse estuary, New Smyrna Beach is an oasis for wildlife and those who love to catch a glimpse of it.

This writer happens to know from personal experience that a guided Turtle Mound River Tour excursion by boat is a wonderful way to enjoy close-up entertainment provided by a humorous, knowledgeable guide as well as playful dolphins jumping your wake and stunning seabirds (possibly even a bald eagle) against the panoramic backdrop of the Indian River and the Canaveral National Seashore coastline. Nice weather anytime is a good time for this tour!

Plus, here is what may be a lesser known fact…White (yes, white) pelicans migrate to this very area for the winter. Talk about your majestic snowbirds! And here’s another tip – a delicious one…Although you may be able to see these beautiful birds in flight or meandering throughout various spots in New Smyrna Beach, one of the places you are most likely to enjoy a peek is belly up to your favorite seaside table at the Goodrich Seafood and Oyster House – not far up the way on River Road in Oak Hill.

What you may be aware of, especially if you are lucky enough to be staying in a condo right on the exclusive beach property of The Inlet, is that New Smyrna Beach’s sea turtles are treasured by New Smyrna Beach residents and visitors alike; and they prove they love us too every year between May and October when a good number of them choose to build their nests and lay their eggs here. 

If you would like to enjoy an up close and personal view of these cherished local creatures (who also travel thousands of miles in a lifetime, I might add), you can book a guided tour for the Turtle Watch at Canaveral Seashore on select evenings, three or four per week, throughout June and July.

For those a little more adventurous who might like to head out on their own to expand your wildlife watching horizons, you may want to set your sights on the serene riverbanks of New Smyrna Beach. Set sail down scenic Spruce Creek in a rented (or your own, of course) kayak or canoe in search of Florida alligators, deer, birds and possibly even a manatee or two…or more! 

Maybe you would prefer your wildlife watching by land. Well, here’s an idea just for you. The 52-miles East Coast Regional Trail which spans from adjacent Edgewater to Enterprise is a birdwatcher’s paradise and this particular trail is paved and is quite wide. So, it is very pleasant to hike or bike and wheelchair accessible as well.

If you are familiar with the New Smyrna Beach area, then you know we are also blessed with manatees – our local, gentle giants of the sea; and if you are a wildlife lover, you definitely need to add a manatee sighting to your New Smyrna Beach wish list! 

For the area’s best manatee spotting site, many locals swear by Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park. So, grab a perch atop the fishing pier on the Indian River portion of the park and get ready for action. Just a heads-up or two…You will have more of a chance to spot manatees on especially chilly days and manatee season lasts into March here in Central Florida.

The Marine Discovery Center, stalwart stewards of the Indian River Lagoon and the pristine habitat for wildlife it provides, also provides amazing and unique opportunities for wildlife lovers. Among a myriad of other events and adventures, the Marine Discovery Center offers kayak tours by day or full moon guided by a certified naturalist. So, you can learn about New Smyrna Beach’s local ecosystem while you take in the sights along the Indian River Lagoon.

Birders may opt to participate in the Marine Discovery Center’s Wild About Birds program with wildlife rescuer and rehabilitation specialist Gina Holt and her two accompanying owls. This unique wildlife presentation takes an in-depth look at local owls and the role they play in our local ecosystem. It’s free to the public on select days from October through April.

The Marine Discovery Center also takes a special interest in young wildlife enthusiasts with summer camps for children from five to twelve years of age, which include hands-on and feet-wet nature-based education, conservation activities, salt marsh exploration by boat, marine-inspired games and more.

Less structured, but no less fun is exploration via paddleboard. Paddleboards can be acquired at numerous rental establishments throughout town and paddleboarding offers a relaxing, rejuvenating way to take in the beautiful scenery surrounding New Smyrna Beach while providing an exceptional source of exercise and serenity. 

If you prefer a little less exertion during your sightseeing quests, New Smyrna Beach offers all sorts of other rentals to aid in your sightseeing forays, such as boats. Here’s another helpful hint…Gerry’s Marina, located right on the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach, is an excellent source for boat rentals.

Speaking of boats…Sure, you can rent a boat and cruise down the majestic Intracoastal Waterway or whatever New Smyrna Beach waterway you choose in search of wildlife, but you can also get quite a thrill, your fill of breathtaking scenery and a lesson in our diverse species of fish by booking a fishing charter. 

New Smyrna Beach’s fishing opportunities are as abundant as its wildlife. Choose from deep sea fishing – right off the shoreline of New Smyrna, where you can catch anything from mahi, which jump when you hook them and sparkle with colors as bright as a rainbow, to wahoo, tarpon (also with a predilection to acrobatics, but of the shiny, silvery sort), king mackerel, swordfish, marlin, tuna, very tasty grouper and red snapper and many more. Or river fishing, as our rivers are teeming with fish…very possibly including that elusive largemouth bass for which you have long been searching.

 

Founded in 1768 by Scottish doctor Andrew Turnbull, New Smyrna Beach and its surrounding area possesses a rich history. It is an area first settled with over 1500 indentured servants of Mediterranean descent – most of which were from the Minorcan Islands. That colonized plantation failed not ten years later largely due to disease. The Spanish then gained control and sold the area to the United States in 1819. Sugar mills began processing cane from plantations in 1835 and the Atlantic Railroad began in 1892, making the New Smyrna Beach area a vacation destination even in the early days. The city of New Smyrna Beach became incorporated in 1903 and local orange groves provided local relief during the stock market crash of 1929…All of the above giving way to the beachside paradise we know and love today.

A beautiful place to learn some New Smyrna Beach history is Old Fort Park, an historical site which received the prestigious honor of being added to the United States National Registry of Historic Places in 2008, and an integral part of the archeological discoveries attributed to the 18th Century settlement of Dr. Andrew Turnbull.

You’ll find Old Fort Park at 115 Julia Street in New Smyrna, nestled within several walking paths, benches, a canopy of stately oak trees and a tranquil waterfront view. You’ll also discover a bit of a mystery as no one can really confirm what the ancient coquina foundation of this intriguing site once supported. One thought is that it may be the site of Andrew Turnbull’s mansion. Another idea is that it may have been a Spanish fort predating Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine, which is considered the oldest fort in the continental United States. It also may have been a colonial church or a site for constructing ships. 

What we do know is that a large, wooden hotel was constructed above this historic foundation in the 1850s, only to be destroyed in an explosion caused by gunpowder which was stored in the basement. The hotel was reconstructed by the owners after the Civil War, but met its demise yet again in 1896 when it was torn down.

Another interesting historic site in New Smyrna Beach is Sugar Mill Ruins, a 17-acre historic site you’ll find just one mile west of the Intracoastal Waterway on Old Mission Road. The land on which Sugar Mill Ruins was built was originally gifted to Andrew Turnbull by the British Crown in 1768 for the purpose of British colonization. Its buildings, constructed of fossilized mollusk shells which were harvested nearby, survived two Seminole Wars and are preserved for viewing.

The New Smyrna Beach Historic District, also on the National Register of Historic Places, is made up of approximately 100 acres of late 19th and early 20th century architecture. The majority of these structures, developed between 1885 and 1935, are located in a two block wide and six block long stretch along the Indian River bank. If you would like to do some meandering on a personal tour of your own making, you can find a map of the historic structures there which may be helpful at cityofnsb.com/1417/New-Smyrna-Beach-NRHP-Historic-District.

If you like things lively, you may want to head over to Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, which is five blocks from ocean to river and bursting with surf shops, delightful eateries, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of old Florida appeal. 

Grab a bite and a brew at the Flagler Tavern, which was established in 1928 and pays homage to its roaring twenties roots with an upper level speakeasy overlooking the avenue. Or you might prefer to book a spa treatment at Flagler Avenue’s Riverview Hotel & Spa, which began in 1885 as a two-story hunting and fishing lodge and due to the success of the Flagler Railroad, became a popular tourist destination for northerners in search of a warm winter respite. 

Just up the way in New Smyrna’s neighboring community of Ponce Inlet, is the opportunity to climb the 203 steps of Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Built in 1887, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the largest in Florida and, today, offers an on-site museum for a glimpse into turn-of-the-century lighthouse keeper life.

Named for its turtle-like shape is the Turtle Mound, a prehistoric archeological site just nine miles south of New Smyrna Beach on State Road A1A. The largest shell midden on mainland United States and visible several miles out to sea rests along the Canaveral Seashore. Archeologists, who have recently discovered 1,200-year-old pottery, believe that the ancient Timucua Indians used Turtle Mound as a high ground refuge during hurricanes.

Also worth a tour is the nearby historical interpretive park of Seminole Rest at 207 River Road in Oak Hill, which consists of several prehistoric shell mounds dating from 2000 BC to 1556 AD, two turn of the century buildings which are still intact, a gift shop and wildlife viewing opportunities.

If you want to learn more about the history of New Smyrna Beach in a more comprehensive manner, you can always visit the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History at 120 Sams Avenue, the site of the town’s original post office. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History offers engaging exhibits and presentations, as well as area tours and a museum store.

Plus, not sure if you know it or not, but New Smyrna Beach is also a famous surf town and the New Smyrna Beach Museum of East Coast Surfing – located at that same Sams Avenue address – is dedicated to that specific aspect of New Smyrna history. Ranked one of the world’s best surf towns by both National Geographic and Surfer Magazine, New Smyrna Beach’s surf history is a richly woven tapestry of over 200 years of competitive surfing and local surf culture.

 

Gentle ocean breezes, the soothing sound of waves lapping the sugary shoreline, the tangy smell of saltwater permeating the air…New Smyrna’s beaches are a powerful elixir for the soul. Mesmerizing, they call to us, drawing us in like a siren song.

Here’s the even better news. The oceanfront, rivers and bays virtually surround New Smyrna Beach. So, whatever watersports or water-related activities you prefer, you can be certain it is available to you in New Smyrna Beach. 

Here is a sampling – with tips and premier locations – of some enticing things you can do on the water in New Smyrna Beach:

Paddleboarding

Paddle boarding is a relatively easy sport to learn, it provides a great full-body workout and, if you are lucky enough to enjoy it in New Smyrna Beach, you can take in some incredible scenery while you’re at it!

Indian River Lagoon is a particularly pleasurable place to glide along on a paddle board at sunset in search of dolphins, manatees, eagles and ospreys. However, if you want to light up the night…for all you fun and health conscious techies out there, Pure Island Tours on S. Atlantic Avenue offers paddle boards with LED lighting systems and 16 color options operated via remote! 

There is also the Canaveral National Seashore Wildlife Excursion, which is a two-hour stand-up paddle boat tour along Florida’s largest stretch of undeveloped coastline. New Smyrna Stand Up also offers paddle board rentals and instruction on N. Peninsula, if that is more convenient; and East Coast Paddle, on Engram Road in New Smyrna Beach, is available for assisted stand-up paddle boarding tours and lessons as well.

Kayaking

Ah, but there is also good news for the people who prefer to sit as they paddle through the serene waters of the New Smyrna Beach. Kayaking tours and rentals are abundant in New Smyrna Beach as well!

Here are a few good examples…Dolphin and Manatee Tours of New Smyrna Beach provides fully guided kayak excursions for all skill levels, including land demonstrations. Additionally, Volusia Paddle Board and Kayak offers the convenience of a mobile kayak rental service.

The Marine Science Center in nearby Ponce Inlet also offers kayak eco-tours lead kayakers through mangroves, salt marshes and oyster reefs, which are guided by a certified Florida naturalist and include basic kayak instruction. Plus, if you are looking for an amazing kayaking experience, try a full moon kayaking tour. At the onset of this unique kayaking excursion, participants are invited to climb the observation look-out for a beautiful view of the rising moon.

FYI, Callalisa Park, located at 598 S. Peninsula Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, is a nice spot for kayaking with a boat ramp launch and picnic tables; and right next door, in the neighboring town of Edgewater, you’ll find George Kennedy Memorial Park, which is ideal for open water paddle boarding and has restrooms, a pavilion with picnic tables and a fishing pier.

Surfing

Surfing is a huge deal in New Smyrna Beach and it comes with a legendary history. There is even a museum dedicated to it! New Smyrna Beach Museum of East Coast Surfing showcases our rich surfing heritage, but here’s just a little background for you…

New Smyrna Beach has cultivated more world-class surfers than any other town in the world, and it all began in the early 1960s. Surfing pioneers and New Smyrna Beach residents, Kem McNair and Charley Baldwin were first to set the New Smyrna Beach standard of surfing excellence when they won their East Coast titles back in the early 70s. Charley continued winning pro events long into the 80s, propelling him to become the first New Smyrna Beach surfer inducted into the East Coast Hall of Fame. And there are so many more surf champions who were groomed in and emanated from New Smyrna. In fact, New Smyrna Beach is so important to the world of surfing that the last Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour East Coast event was held in 1989 right here in New Smyrna Beach and Travel and Leisure magazine named New Smyrna Beach one of the world’s 15 “Coolest Surf Towns.” 

So, break out your board and get ready to catch some of those world famous New Smyrna Beach waves. Just to give you an idea of how prolific our surfers are here in New Smyrna Beach, you can find surf shops and surfboard rental companies a stone’s throw from pretty much anywhere you go, including Nichols Surf Shop on Lytle Avenue, which is the oldest surf shop and beach rental business. It’s been in, as they say, “delivering fun since 1969” and it also offers surfing instructions. Jimmy Lane Surfing Academy also offers private or group surfing lessons provided by pro surfer Jimmy Lane and his esteemed team. For rentals, there are a bunch more shops such as Red Dog Surf Shop on Atlantic, Quiet Flight, Rip Curl Surf Center and Inlet Charley’s on Flagler.

The top surfing spot in this area is Ponce Inlet, where the Intracoastal and Indian and Halifax rivers empty between the stone jetties into the Atlantic. Bethune Beach, when there is a south swell, is pretty rad too.

Fishing

Framed by water on three sides and part of a 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway system, New Smyrna Beach is a fisherman’s paradise. Experienced anglers will tell you that New Smyrna Beach offers some of the best inshore fishing available and its deep water access offshore yields mahi, grouper, sailfish, swordfish, marlin, shark, wahoo, king mackerel, snapper and more. Indian River Lagoon has justly earned its moniker of Redfish Capital of the World moniker and Ponce Inlet is a particularly sweet spot for fishing including the jetty just south which is a preferred spot by locals for surf fishing. 

New Smyrna Beach fishing charters include Holy Smokes on the North Causeway, New Smyrna Fishing Charters on Canal Street, Caught Up Fishing Charters on North Riverside Drive and about a million more – just joking…but almost!

New Smyrna Beach is a dichotomy of beachside bliss and cultural charm. Its streets are made for meandering and on them you will find everything you expect from a majestic waterside town. Dig just a little deeper and you’re sure to be impressed by the impossible to resist allure of its hidden gems…

Fun on the Water

Sure, there are fishing charters and traditional boat tours in the charming waterside oasis of New Smyrna Beach, but if you’re looking for a unique adventure on the water, an excellent alternative is a Marine Science Center full moon kayak tour.

The Culture of Racing Seeps into New Smyrna Beach 

Of course, the World Center of Racing and its seemingly never ending schedule of racing events including the Daytona 500 can be found in nearby Daytona at its International Speedway, but if you enjoy a good race, there’s also New Smyrna Speedway – a ½ mile, high banked, asphalt, oval short track sanctioned by NASCAR. Race fans get to enjoy bigger races there, but the smaller stock car races are great fun to watch from the stands or infield too.

And for an unparalleled combination of racing memorabilia, an extensive photo library and even a few race cars on-site, as well as dining with a gorgeous oceanfront view, don’t miss out on Racing’s North Turn in Ponce Inlet, the charming beachside community adjacent to New Smyrna Beach. There’s live music on the weekends too.

Great Eats in New Smyrna Beach

Speaking of great places to eat, everyone loves New Smyrna’s River Deck on Riverside Drive, JBs Fish Camp, The Garlic, Norwood’s Restaurant and Treehouse Bar and tried and true Flagler Avenue institutions like the Flagler Tavern, but delve just a bit deeper and you’ll discover The Corkscrew restaurant on Canal Street with a scallops sauteed in garlic spinach appetizer to die for. It may not be a waterside venue, but al fresco dining and people watching from your bistro table on charming, historic Canal Street can be delightful. 

Have you been dreaming of your favorite pasta dish cooked to perfection from scratch; grilled mahi mahi on a bed of sauteed spinach and drizzled with a balsamic reduction; walnut gorgonzola salad topped with Faroe Island salmon…any of which can be impressively topped off with homemade tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake fresh from the oven? It’s yours for the taking because there is also an interesting restaurant option on N. Orange Street called Via Canaletto, which offers fine Italian dining. Just be warned. Via Canaletto is gaining quite a bit of momentum, so don’t forget to make reservations (386-410-2220). 

If you happen to have a sweet tooth, you may want to indulge at Simply Sweets in Venetian Bay, which is full of tantalizing chocolates, pastries and desserts that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Keep this one in mind for Valentine’s Day!

A Good Old Time

It may not be the first thing you think of when someone says New Smyrna Beach, but – with lots of antique shops such as Coronado Antiques and the Vintage Mermaid on Dixie Freeway, Antiques & Art on Canal and the Washington Street Consignment Depot – this beachside gem brimming with historic charm is a great place for antiquing! 

The Arts in New Smyrna Beach

What you may know about this thriving art community is that New Smyrna Beach is home to several art galleries, but what you may not be aware of is that the Bob Ross Art Gallery and Workshop is also located in New Smyrna Beach. Bob Ross, made famous by his Joy of Painting Public Television series, opened his art workshop and gallery in 1993 right here in New Smyrna Beach. The site is host to a large collection of Bob Ross’ original works of art; it is a premier training center for guest artists from around the world as well as certified Ross landscape, seascape, floral and wildlife instructors; and it is also where you will find paintings, instructional art guides and novelty items available for purchase…a fun place to visit for anyone interested in art or with fond memories of Bob Ross.

New Smyrna Beach is also packed with enjoyable events – some are of the large, street closing variety, but the smaller ones can definitely be worth attending too, including live music performed in local venues. For instance, Beachside Tavern on Atlantic Avenue hosts the Annual Harmonica Championship which is always a good time. Looking to immerse yourself in the tapestry of musical talent? The Hub on Canal, nestled in the heart of New Smyrna’s Historic District, provides an intimate music venue. Or maybe you’d like to enjoy handcrafted libations while listening to acoustic music. Sugar Works Distillery on Orange Street has got that in spades. 

The Natural Beauty of New Smyrna Beach

In need of a serene escape? You can find it on the little islands which surround New Smyrna Beach and are just perfect for exploring. New Smyrna Beach is a magical world full of fun and beauty, but when you visit its tiny islands, a whole new world of recreation is open to you. It’s hard to believe, but there are over 40 islands off the coast of Volusia County alone. Here are two excellent examples:

One great place to drop anchor is an island that is sometimes there and sometimes not, depending on the tide. Talk about a hidden gem! Disappearing Island can be found just off the Ponce Inlet jetties where the Halifax River, Ponce Inlet and Indian River intersect. You obviously need to plan your exploration excursion based on the tides, but slack tide will provide several glorious hours for sunbathing, grilling or playing beach games on this island hideaway.

However, if you like to fish, Chicken Island offers some of the area’s best fishing. So set a course for the spot between the North and South Causeways and Daggett and Piddler Islands, which are a little over a mile off Ponce Inlet…much like the booty smugglers of yesterday who are said to have frequented Chicken Island and its surrounding waters.

Shopping with a Twist

New Smyrna Beach also offers all sorts of unexpected shops for an incomparable shopping experience. For example…Forget your flip flops? Believe it or not, one of the fun shops on Flagler Avenue is wholly devoted to flip flops!

Or maybe you have a furry “child” or know someone who does. If so, you’ll want to pay a visit to Silly Willie’s Pet Boutique, also on Flagler. First, stop outside to snap a photo in front of the mural. You’ll love it, because if you position your dog right in front of it, your little angel will look like he’s sporting his own set of angel wings! Then go on in with your best buddy for eclectic goodies from fancy, one-of-a-kind collars and leashes, to all sorts of yummy treats for pets and funny t-shirts, mugs and cards for their humans!

Beachside Condos in an Idyllic Setting

…and tucked away along New Smyrna’s pristine coastline within the exclusive gated community of Minorca is The Inlet, promising luxurious seaside accommodations with a host of resort-style amenities.