Hi, I'm Shannon!
We chose New Smyrna beach with the hope to bring our family together for memorable occasions and family time. We liked the ambiance of a small beach community but still having the conveniences of a large town. One priority was to be on the section of New Smyrna Beach that does not allow vehicles. I would have to say that our first memorable moment here at Sea Coast Gardens was watching the sea turtles hatch. This happens between the months of May and October. Watching the sunrise from the beach deck is awesome!
New Smyrna Beach has plenty of casual dining with great seafood restaurants. Canaveral National Seashore is 7 minutes down the road where you can put in your boat for world renown flats fishing-, trout and reds in Mosquito Lagoon. Ocean offers kayaking, surfing, sailing, sunbathing and any other ocean activity. Flagler Avenue has shoppes, ice cream treats, surf shops and restaurants. You can also take your car to the North end (1 mile) of the beach and cruise on the driving beach. The surfing is some of the best on the East Coast of the USA! Highway A1A south of here is still a 2 lane road which dead ends into the Canaveral National Seashore.
You can bike on the flat beach or bike in Canaveral National Seashore as well. There are Indian Mounds there to see. 40 minutes to the west is famous Blue Springs State Park where you can swim with the Manatees or just watch them from the edge of the Spring.
People return to this area year after year because of the location, affordability, and wonderful family atmosphere.
Plenty of affordable golf nearby. Disney, Epcot, MGM, Animal Kingdom are a 1 1/2 hour drive; Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World 1 hour 15 minute drive, Daytona Beach 15 minute drive, Kennedy Space Center 50 min drive.