About the Area

New Smyrna Beaches

The beaches in New Smyrna Beach are one-of-a-kind treasures. A focal point of residential life and a popular destination for visitors, New Smyrna beaches promote a lifestyle all their own, and whether you enjoy surfing or simply relaxing in the sun, there's always something for you to enjoy. Of course, there are plenty of housing options to match this lifestyle. Search for a waterfront home in beachside New Smyrna Beach by price below and continue reading about the appeal of the beaches. 

New Smyrna Beach: One of the World's Coolest Surf Towns

National Geographic named New Smyrna Beach as ONE OF THE BEST 20 SURF TOWNS:


With pleasant weather year-round, miles of coastline, and waves fit for surfing, it's no wonder that New Smyrna Beach has consistently made the many lists of the world's best surfing towns. In fact, here is a list of New Smyrna Beach's most recent mentions:

  • The 65 Best Surf Spots in the World by Men's Journal
  • World's 20 Best Surf Towns by National Geographic
  • World's Coolest Surf Towns by Travel + Leisure
  • Best Surf Towns by Surfer Magazine

Some of the best surfing spots in New Smyrna Beach are at the inlet, Sapphire Road, 27th Avenue Park, and Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park. 


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Surfing Competitions

Of course, with such a reputation for surfing, New Smyrna Beach is home to several surfing competitions, including the NSSA East Coast Championships. 

Local Surf Shops 

If you love to surf, you'll experience the local surfing culture when you visit New Smynra Beach's best surf shacks. Shop for surfing gear, take surfing lessons, and even rent equipment from local shops like Inlet Charley's Surf Shop, Red Dog Surf Shop, Nichols Surf Shop, and Quiet Flight.

Beachfront Parks and Accesses

Fishing, swimming, sunbathing — you get it all at the beach. And not only has New Smyrna Beach been named a top destination for surfing, it's even a top destination for its beautiful beaches. Access the beautiful coastline and sweeping ocean views at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, Smyrna Dunes Park, or from your own oceanfront community in New Smyrna Beach

Want to see what the beaches look like right now? Visit the Volusia County website and watch the New Smyrna Beach live beach cam

Oceanfront Restaurants

Eager to relax over dinner with a full view of the ocean? There's no better place to go than New Smyrna Beach's best oceanfront restaurants. Stop by Toni & Joe's, The Breakers Restaurant, or Chases on the Beach to dine on oceanfront decks in the welcoming sea breeze. 

Explore Canaveral National Seashore

Not far from New Smyrna Beach, the Canaveral National Seashore stretches for miles along Florida's Atlantic coast, where you can explore a coastline undisturbed by residential or commercial development. It's a beach paradise less than 30 minutes away! 

You can learn about the area on ranger-led programs, volunteer, or enjoy the activities yourself: horseback riding, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, surfing, swimming, boating — you name it! Make sure to bring your camera to capture your adventures. 

Want to learn more about the New Smyrna Beach lifestyle? Eager to find a home in this beautiful town? Contact us today and we can schedule a showing.