A Photographer’s Paradise: Capturing the Beauty 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...

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The History of New Smyrna Beach: A Journey Through Time

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...

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The Perks of Staying at The Inlet Condominiums

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...

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Local Cuisine Spotlight: Must Try Dishes and Where to Find Them in New Smyrna Beach

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...

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New Smyrna Beach Wildlife Watching: A Local’s Guide

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...

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Historical Landmarks of New Smyrna Beach: A Journey Through Time

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...

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The Hidden Gems of New Smyrna Beach: Exploring off the Beaten Path

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...

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What to Look for in a New Smyrna Beach Vacation Rental

A vacation should be filled with fun things to see and do in every direction, brimming with ample ways to relax and rejuvenate, and packed full of amazing scenery. There should be varied dining options from sunup ‘till way past sundown. Welcoming streets should be lined with shops for vacationers who fancy collecting a few (or many) treasured trinkets during their travels. Challenging golf courses should be many and cloudy...

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A Week in New Smyrna Beach: Vacation Rental Itinerary

Monday Coffee with an ocean view Leisurely walk along New Smyrna’s beautiful beachline Breakfast at Wake Up Café Flagler Avenue shopping Soaking in Canal Street history  As I begin to awake, I realize that I’m no longer home. I am staying a New Smyrna Beach’s exclusive, upscale vacation rental, The Inlet – the luxury ocean view condo framed by the Atlantic Ocean coastline and the pristine shoreline of Canaveral Seashore Park. ...

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Why New Smyrna Beach Is the Ideal Vacation Destination

New Smyrna Beach is a coastal gem tucked away less than 20 miles south of Daytona Beach. Its laid back, beachy vibe; warm, welcoming locals; and historic and cultural appeal have long charmed visitors of every make and model. Peppered with old fashioned creameries, seaside shops and art galleries and surrounded by stately palm trees and crystal-clear water along unspoiled sugary sand beaches, New Smyrna Beach is a feast for...

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