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Smyrna Dunes Park

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Great dog beach!!

We came out just before sunset with our little pup and spent a wonderful hour enjoying the beach... read more

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Amanda Jo N
Winter Haven, Florida
Wonderful family beach, something for everyone.

Beautiful beach to sit and relax, watch people fish, go shelling, walking, boogie boarding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“ponce inlet”(43 reviews)
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Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Reviewed yesterday

We came out just before sunset with our little pup and spent a wonderful hour enjoying the beach. Super clean beach and walking paths. It is quite a walk from the car to the beach, so make sure you (and your dog) can walk a...More

Thank Amanda Jo N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach to sit and relax, watch people fish, go shelling, walking, boogie boarding, surfing, or drive your car on. Only one of 3 beaches in Florida you can do this. It's where the intracoastal meets the ocean, so it's calmer on one side. Brand...More

Thank dnauholz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been looking all over Florida for a beach where I could take my dog. Didn't realize how hard it would be to find one. Ten dollars to get in but only $20 for an annual pass. Definitely worth it! There's a 2 mile long, brand...More

1  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't take this hike if you can't walk a mile in the hot sun. My husband and I enjoyed the hike but others might wish they had a little shade. Mostly dunes and the normal plant flora for the area. Nice view of the inlet....More

Thank barbwmt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish all cities offered Doggie beaches like here. I even heard comments from folks who moved to FL for NC how they were surprised there weren't more available. You have a nice view of the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse while enjoying the beach...More

1  Thank Jeanie Lees H
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My 14 year old son, my mom and I decided to go for a walk. What we found was amazing! Wonderful walking boardwalks, lookout points, beautiful scenery, and beaches galore! I recommend going to spend a good part of the day! We were not prepared...More

2  Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for 35 years. It’s a gem. Boardwalk just rebuilt. Dog beach and fishing pier if you’re into that,

4  Thank enborgkd
Reviewed 10 July 2018

For a small fee or a yearly pass, you have access to a fishing pier, dog friendly beach, and decked trails leading to the beach. It is a great place to see nature and get some exercise. There is also an observation tower not too...More

2  Thank sbtb2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This park is located on the South side Of Ponce Inlet and provides a great view of where the Indian River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Your dog will love this place and so will you.

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The dunes have a small entry fee for parking. Bring your dog,dogs or pups and not only will they be thrilled so will you! Bring some water for pets and you because you can walk the full length of the wooden boardwalk or veer off...More

1  Thank Susan O
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6 July 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the dog park, but it requires a $5 admission. There is also a dog washing area, an entrance to the boardwalk, and beach and Inlet access.
14 March 2017|
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Response from ShSheryl | Reviewed this property |
Don't think you can use it. But, after 5 p.m. the park is free. If you are staying for more than 2 days and want to go with the dogs during the day. Buy the pass. You can go in and out of the park as many times during the... More