About New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach is a friendly beachside community located on Central Florida’s east coast.
Technically an island, New Smyrna Beach offers 13 miles of white sandy beach. To the north is the Smyrna Dunes Park (pet friendly); south is the 57,000 acre protected Canaveral National Seashore. Both parks offer visitors unspoiled beaches and access to a variety of Florida wildlife.
New Smyrna Beach offers numerous outdoor activities. Average temperatures of 75ºF, allow residents to enjoy year-round boating, golfing, fishing, swimming, beach-combing, bike riding and surfing.
New Smyrna Beach has quietly grown to its current population of approximately 24,000. The city measures approximately 19.5 square miles including its 13.2 miles of beachfront. Turtle Mound, the southern end of A1A, blends right into the additional 22 miles of Canaveral National Seashore Park. Tight control of beach traffic and protection of nesting sea turtles helps maintain the natural beauty that is New Smyrna.
Marine Discovery Center
The Marine Discovery Center has spent the last 20 years informing and educating citizens and guests about the amazing biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.
Tagged as the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the Indian River Lagoon boasts more than 4,000 species and spans 156 miles down Florida’s east coast.
Widely recognized as a regional resource for the Indian River Lagoon, the Marine Discovery Center is centered on education and outreach in an effort to preserve, protect and restore the lagoon for generations to come.
Read more here: https://www.marinediscoverycenter.org/about/