"susie margaret and new smyrna beach, florida, USA" Top 5 Page for this destination New Smyrna Beach by susiemargare

New Smyrna Beach Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 79 photos

hi, thanks for visiting!

new smyrna beach is a lovely town with many beaches, good shopping, and some interesting places nearby.

on my most recent trip (april, 2005), i saw many houses and accommodations still being repaired from the hurricanes of summer, 2004. however, it did not seem difficult to find places to stay (i saw lots of "vacancy" signs). there is plenty of beach space available when the tide is out.

one really nice thing about volusia county (where new smyrna beach is located) is that there is public beach access at multiple places; these are well marked with signs on south atlantic avenue.

i stayed on what they call the "island" side rather than the "mainland." there are two bridges to get from the "mainland" to the "island" side, and going back and forth is very easy.

to get to new smyrna beach, you can fly to orlando (60 miles away) or daytona beach (20 miles away). if you are driving from ORLANDO, avoid I-4 at all costs. it is crowded, slow, and frustrating, despite its direct appearance on a map. see two alternative routes in "transportation" tips.

so you have a sense of my perspective, i am a 67-year-old single white woman from the USA.

it is perfectly all right to e-mail me at VT.

if you find any inaccuracies or outdated information on my pages, please let me know.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:easy beach access, easy to get around
  • Cons:avoid I-4 between new smyrna beach and orlando!
  • In a nutshell:nice place, not overcrowded
  • Last visit to New Smyrna Beach: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 7, 2014
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