Sunday, August 15, 2010
New Smyrna Beach Parks
This is such a wonderful time of the year to explore our area parks! The children are back in school, the crowds are gone, and the beach is peaceful and gorgeous! We have a few suggestions for you!
Smyrna Dunes Park
Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea. Perched on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, the area is surrounded by water on three sides. Waters from the Indian River flow through Ponce Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean providing a variety of fishing, swimming, and boating venues for park goers.
The park also provides a unique opportunity for naturalists, ecologists, students and the general public to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. To protect the natural habitat as well as the sensitive sand dunes, more than two miles of elevated boardwalks, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower have been erected, allowing visitors to travel through the park in a natural environment.
The park consists of five ecosystems (ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone, saltwater marsh). The principal system is vast sand dunes.
Smyrna Dunes Park is one of a few parks where man’s best friend may enjoy the amenities. However, pets must be leashed at all times. Guided nature walks and educational programs are available. Admission is $5.00 for vehicles of eight passengers or less. Yearly passes are available.
Come and enjoy!
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