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!

Excellent Places to Eat in New Smyrna Beach

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Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill

Outrigger’s is one of the newest waterfront restaurants in New Smyrna.   Located on the North Causeway, it is worth your while to stop by for breakfast Sunday mornings, lunch or dinner any day of the week. Between 3pm and 6pm Monday through Fridays they have half price appetizers. I recommend the rigger bites appetizer, the island style fish sandwich with the paradise rice or the fish tacos, and do not forget to try the peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert. http://newsmyrnamarina.com/outriggers

Fish Taco Outrigger Pic

Fish Tacos

Outrigger's Desert Pic

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Mac n Mondays

Mac n Mondays


The Breakers Restaurant

The Breakers Restaurant

Breakers is a great oceanfront restaurant on Flagler Ave to stop by for lunch and enjoy a hamburger while watching the waves and surfers. http://www.thebreakersnsb.com

Breaker's Hamburger

Breaker’s Hamburger


Atlantis Bistro

Atlantis Bistro

Atlantis Bistro on Flagler Avenue is a quaint Italian restaurant managed by the nicest owner.  Be sure to ask for the lasagna on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Great food and excellent service!!!

Atlantis Bistro Ravioli

Atlantis Bistro Ravioli

Pizza Bruschetta at Atlantis Bistro

Pizza Bruschetta at Atlantis Bistro

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