Why New Smyrna Is One of the Best Florida Beaches Near Orlando

Whether you are an Orlando native looking for a weekend escape, a visitor attending a meeting or conference, or one who is exploring the city’s exceptional theme parks, you need to learn more about New Smyrna Beach. Our seaside town offers one of the most pristine Florida beaches near Orlando. In just under an hour, you can escape the hustle and bustle of a large metropolitan area to a relaxing and laidback beach town on the shore.

Find out more about one of the best Florida beaches near Orlando, by requesting a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide! It’s filled with excellent recommendations of things to see and do during a New Smyrna Beach vacation.

3 Reasons New Smyrna Beach is One of the Best Florida Beaches Near Orlando

A getaway to New Smyrna Beach, FL, is the perfect addition to any Orlando vacation. If you are visiting the city soon, consider adding a few days at the coast. After an exhausting trek through each Disney World theme park, our isolated beach is the perfect place to recover. Similarly, you can turn an Orlando-based work trip or conference into a beach vacation by adding a stop in our area. Visiting New Smyrna Beach is also a great way to experience the beautiful coastline our state is known for and will provide you with a relaxing escape by the sea.

New Smyrna Beach is also a wonderful destination for Orlando natives. Our laidback atmosphere and spectacular scenery offer welcome relief to locals who are looking for somewhere quiet and scenic to enjoy. Here are a few other reasons New Smyrna Beach is one of the best Florida beaches near Orlando:

1. Getting to New Smyrna Beach from Orlando is Easy

Are you looking for the closest beach to Disney World? If so, New Smyrna Beach is an excellent choice! In about one hour, you can drive from Orlando to New Smyrna, making it the perfect destination for a quick trip from the city.

2. It has the Perfect “Old Florida” Atmosphere

Unlike other nearby beaches like Daytona or Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna features an idyllic small town vibe that is reminiscent of years gone by. Featuring pristine waterways, a unique historic district, and plenty of local charm, New Smyrna Beach is a great place to go to experience that “Old Florida” atmosphere.

3. There are Dozens of Fun Things to Do

Did you know that New Smyrna Beach is one of World’s Best Surf Towns, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, Business Insider, and National Geographic magazine? You’ll find plenty of opportunities for water sports, whether you like to surf, kayak, paddle board, or fish.

In addition, our area also has excellent local boutiques and art galleries to explore. We’re also just minutes from the Canaveral National Seashore, and a variety of historic sites and wildlife areas to discover.

Then, after a full day exploring the best things to do in New Smyrna Beach, you’ll find dozens of local restaurants, breweries, and wine bars to enjoy. You’ll find a plenty of options with everything from classic and casual beach bars to high-end eateries that offer an exceptional fine dining experience.

Visit New Smyrna Beach and Stay at the Night Swan Bed and Breakfast!

For the ultimate getaway from Orlando, make your lodging reservations at the Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast. Complete with a gourmet breakfast each morning, wonderful waterfront views from our property, and comfortable accommodations with modern amenities, the Night Swan is an excellent choice for a relaxing getaway in New Smyrna Beach, FL. 

Our inn offers beautiful guestrooms and suites in three distinct guest houses and cottages. In addition, some of our rooms are pet-friendly and guests can bring their pup free of charge. Learn more about the Night Swan online. Then, start planning your visit with us today!

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