Everything You Need to Know About Driving on New Smyrna Beach

Would you like to take part in a local tradition the next time you stay with us? If so, load up the car and spend an afternoon driving on New Smyrna Beach! While another Volusia County seashore, Daytona Beach, is widely known for offering this great activity, few people know that it can also be enjoyed in our peaceful and scenic town. For decades, New Smyrna beachgoers have experienced the nostalgic feeling that comes with cruising along the shore. Just like in the days gone by, visitors today can take advantage of the ease and convenience of driving right onto the wide, hard-packed sand.

Driving on New Smyrna Beach is just one great activity to enjoy on a vacation with us! Request a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide for more information about dining, attractions, outdoor activities, historic sites, shopping, and more!

Why Should You Experience Driving on New Smyrna Beach?

There is nothing like rolling the windows down to catch the cool sea breeze, turning the music up, and coasting just above the surf line. This amazing experience in and of itself is reason enough to spend an afternoon driving on New Smyrna Beach. But, if you need additional motivation, the way this experience transforms an ordinary beach day might do the trick.

Most visitors dread lugging beach toys, surfboards, fishing gear, canopies, coolers, and chairs from the parking lot, over the dunes, and onto the sand for a day at the beach; only to make the trek back at the end of the day. But, when you can bring your car packed full right onto the beach, this hassle is eliminated completely. Instead, all you have to do is find the perfect spot, put the car in park, and pop open the trunk!

Everything You Need to Know About Driving on New Smyrna Beach

Driving on New Smyrna Beach is a unique experience that must make your list of things to do on a beach vacation with us. But, before you hit the shore, you should know about a few rules and regulations. Drivers should always act responsibly, drive slowly, and keep an eye out for children, pets, and wildlife.

When and Where Can You Drive on the Beach?

New Smyrna Beach is one of the best beaches you can drive on in Florida. But, this fun activity can only be enjoyed at specific times and only in designated areas of the coastline. The northern limit of the driving zone starts at Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL. It continues south to 27th Avenue. You’ll find information and vehicle access ramps to the beach, at Beachway Avenue, Flagler Avenue, Third Avenue, and the 27th Avenue Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Beachgoers can drive on the shore from sunrise to sunset November 1 through April 30. From May 1 through October 31, driving on New Smyrna Beach is allowed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You should also know that there is a $10 per day vehicle access fee for driving on the beach.

Plan Your Next Beach Vacation with Us!

Driving on New Smyrna Beach is just one wonderful way to spend a day in our area. This spring and summer, experience everything New Smyrna Beach has to offer by staying at the Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast! Our inn is directly on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway within walking distance of excellent dining, attractions, and things to do. When you stay with us, choose the Mainsail Suite in the Cottage House for spacious accommodations and a kitchenette. Or, experience the River Breeze South Room in the Main House for a private porch with waterfront views. In addition to these amazing guestrooms, the Night Swan offers a host of other excellent choices, including several pet-friendly rooms to enjoy. Learn more about vacationing with at the Night Swan today. Then, book your next New Smyrna Beach getaway with us!

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