Visit Beaches Close to Orlando

When planning a visit to Central Florida be sure to plan a visit to one of Central Florida’s beaches.  Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach are only an hour from Orlando.  Both beaches are gorgeous but have completely different vibes.

New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach is known for its incredible surfing and it’s clean, quaint, small town feel.  You can drive on New Smyrna’s hard-packed sandy beach from the inlet south to 27th avenue.  The beach south of 27th to Canaveral National Seashore offers car-free beaches.  Enjoy a nice lunch on the beach while watching the waves at the breezy oceanfront Breakers restaurant on Flagler Ave.  New Smyrna also offers great fishing charters, golfing at the courses at Venetian Bay, Turnbull Bay, or Sugar Mill’s courses, and great shopping on Flagler Ave and Canal Street.  Stay at New Smyrna’s brand new Hampton Inn hotel on Flagler Ave or our best bed and breakfast, the Black Dolphin Inn on Riverside Drive.

New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Daytona Beach is a city known for fast cars, art, and its beautiful beaches.  Stop by Daytona’s International Speedway and take the daily tour of our famous speedway.  Daytona offers go-kart racing, golfing, fishing, water sports, great food, and shopping.  There are plenty of dining options and overnight accommodations directly on the ocean!

Why New Smyrna Beach FL is a Great Place to Retire

Retire in New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

Retire in New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach FL is a great place to live and it is also a good place to retire!

PROS:

  • We have a strong small town economy here in Central Florida.
  • The average home price is $185,000
  • Population of about 23,000 people
  • Warm winters
  • High number of doctors per capita
  • Good ratings for bicycling, walkability
  • Average tax climate
  • Big outdoor recreation scene with boating, golfing, fishing, paddle boarding, and bicycling
  • Low serious crime rate

ABOUT NEW SMYNRA BEACH:

New Smyrna Beach is 50 miles East of Orlando, FL and 89 miles south of Jacksonville, FL.  The white sand runs for 13 miles along our coast with driving permitted on portions of the beach.  New Smyrna’s beachside is a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean bordering the East side and the Intra-coastal waterway bordering the West side.   The elevation is on average 9 feet.  Tides change every 6 hours and average 3 feet.

Year around temperatures in New Smyrna Beach, FL are very mild and pleasant.  The average annual temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit with highs averaging in the 80’s in the summer and lows averaging in the 60’s in the winter.  Afternoon showers are common throughout the summer months.

Find a home in New Smyrna Beach:

Real Estate in New Smyrna Beach FL

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7 Ways to Have the Best Weekend Ever in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Have you been dreaming of warm weather, seafood, and salt air?  New Smyrna Beach is calling your name!!

New Smyrna has everything you have been dreaming of from fabulous oceanfront condos to waterfront restaurants to gorgeous white sandy beaches.

Here are some fun things to do while here in the best beach town on the East Coast…

1.  Go to Outriggers and eat the freshest seafood.

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

2.  Hang out at the Black Dolphin Inn and wake up to one their fabulous breakfasts.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

3.  Visit our beach and soak up the sun.  Be sure to send pictures to all of your friends up North who are freezing in the cold.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

4.  Go fishing on one of the charter boats out of the New Smyrna Beach Marina or fish the backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

5.  Stop what you are doing and just admire our ocean views.

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

6.  Dine at Breakers on Flagler Avenue overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

7.  Check out our gorgeous sunsets over the intracoastal waterway and plot a strategy to move here because you love the Florida Sunshine.

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Where to Stay in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach offers a wide array of overnight accommodations including Hotels and quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns for short term stays and Condos and beach cottages for longer stays.  Come explore our miles of white sandy beaches, Canaveral National Seashore, Venetian Golf Courses, Daytona International Speedway, Marine Discovery Center, artsy shops, and culturally diverse cuisine.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach

The Black Dolphin Inn is a recently renovated historic Spanish style bed and breakfast in the artsy section of Riverside Drive here in New Smyrna Beach with views of the intra-coastal waterway.   The Black Dolphin Inn offers 14 unique rooms with vintage furniture and custom decor.  They offer pet friendly rooms and are only minutes to the beaches.  Visit their website here to plan your visit:  http://www.blackdolphininn.com

New Smyrna Beach Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach – Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach’s Key West style Hampton Inn was just opened on Flagler Avenue on the beachside.  Walk to restaurants, explore nearby boutiques, entertainment, and steps to our beaches.

Visit their website to plan your visit:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-new-smyrna-beach-DABNSHX/

VRBO currently has over 800 different privately owned condo units and homes to rent.  Read reviews and check availability today at:  http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/florida/central-east/new-smyrna-beach