Why You Need to Visit the Disappearing Island of New Smyrna Beach

When the tide recedes at the meeting point between Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna, you’ll find the ultimate boaters paradise: the Disappearing Island of New Smyrna Beach. Each day, low tide temporarily reveals a sandy shore that is perfect for docking your boat for a little while during a day on the water. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one during your vacation, consider visiting the Disappearing Island of New Smyrna Beach the next time you visit the area!

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About the Disappearing Island of New Smyrna Beach

The Disappearing Island of New Smyrna Beach is a big sandbar that appears with the ebb and flow of the tide. The best time to see it exposed is during low tide. Boaters often flock to this unique area on a beautiful day and set up for an afternoon on the sandbar. Many visitors will bring their furry friends along, pack a picnic lunch, and set up for a day in the sun. If you decide to visit, you can park your boat on the edge of the sandbar and bring grills, chairs, coolers, and beach games onto the sandbar to enjoy. But, for the best day on the water, check the Disappearing Island tide chart before setting out on your waterway adventure!

Where to Rent a Boat

The Disappearing Island at Ponce Inlet is only accessible by water. This makes it a unique destination reserved exclusively for New Smyrna Beach locals and visitors who have a boat. If you’d like to visit this special area, but don’t have a boat to bring with you on your next New Smyrna Beach vacation, you can rent one during your visit! We can recommend several great New Smyrna Beach boat rental companies, including  Sand Dollar Charters, New Smyrna Marina, Fishin’ Cove Marina, and Boat Rental New Smyrna.

Dock Your Boat at the Night Swan!

Whether you bring your own, or rent a boat during your New Smyrna Beach vacation, you can enjoy complimentary docking at the Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast!  In addition to luxurious accommodations, modern amenities, and a delicious breakfast, our guests also enjoy access to boat slips on the waterway.  Not only is this a great place to store your boat, our private dock is also a wonderful place to launch a kayak or paddleboard for your next outdoor adventure.

After a busy day on the water, you’ll love returning to our stunning waterfront property just steps from the best things to do in New Smyrna Beach. Our peaceful and quiet accommodations are an idyllic place to go for rest and relaxation. And, if you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodations in New Smyrna Beach, you’ll find that at the Night Swan, too! Learn more about the Night Swan today. Then, book your next beach getaway with us!

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