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Smyrna Dunes Park

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Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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great park...and dog friendly

beautiful views...beaches....pets...so awesome for good hike too...nice paths.towers to take in... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Denette S
Tampa, Florida
Great for viewing birds and dogs !!

The boardwalk while it is getting repaired is a bit dangerous in places so you just have to be... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Dennis P
Johnson City, New York, United States
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“dog beach” (42 reviews)
“ponce inlet” (38 reviews)
“gopher turtles” (13 reviews)
Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL
+1 386-424-2935
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

beautiful views...beaches....pets...so awesome for good hike too...nice paths.towers to take in view...good day indeed

Thank Denette S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The boardwalk while it is getting repaired is a bit dangerous in places so you just have to be careful. Doesn't deter the many folks and their dogs from enjoying the walks and the lovely lukewarm waters. Towards the breakwater where the fishermen seem to...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We love this park. We love to bring our dog and walk around the boardwalk early mornings or late afternoon. Plenty of access points to the beach. They are redoing the boardwalk, but it's worth the pass for us. We go so often. Lovely place...like...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

In desperate need of better signs, in parking area and under glass where the map is now outdated. Hard to know where is open and where is closed for renovation. Dogs running wild off leash, owners ignore rules. Dog poo all over. A shame. Needs...More

Thank Eat_Swim_Read
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This park has several options. We have taken our dogs to the dog beach. It is on the Ponce Inlet and is easier to wade in than the ocean. Quiet setting but you need to be there before the tide comes in. A great place...More

Thank labs7
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The park is a 1 1/2 mile "boardwalk" through beautiful sand dunes, a gopher tortoise and nature preserve and a great doggie beach. You do have to leash the dog (s) but many have 20 foot and longer "reel" leashes so the dogs can play...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We love this beach and take our dogs there on a regular basis. Yes it sucks that you have to keep the dogs on a leash but you can still enjoy yourselves. Of course there are people who don't do this and that's especially annoying...More

Thank Lina B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place. The fishing pier was nice . Great view of the pounce inlet and lighthouse. Some of the walkways are under construction. But there is lots to walk and along the way you can see some tortoise if your lucky like we were....More

Thank lily d
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Dogs must be on leach. Fun in the water and room to lay a blanket and sit. A little bit of a walk so remember to bring everything. No food or water available. No lifeguard. But a fun day at the beach for the dogs...More

Thank FlaBella
Reviewed 23 July 2017

They are rebuilding the wooden pathway so its a little further walk to the water than normal but very doable and as usual the dogs love it . jt

Thank jdogone
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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
4 February 2017|
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Response from pyramoon | Reviewed this property |
there is a parking fee that helps to maintain the park. we walked in, which is free.......
31 January 2017|
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Response from raineesaid | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the boardwalk is not continuous. There is a short stretch between the doggie beach boardwalk and the boardwalk from the parking lot that crosses the sandy foot path. A distance, I'd guess, of 25-30 feet.