New Smyrna Beach, FL, Guide and Information

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Welcome to New Smyrna Beach

From its thriving arts community to its inviting beaches, Florida’s New Smyrna Beach offers visitors a tremendous range of attractions. Surfing, fishing, and kayaking opportunities invite visitors to enjoy the water, while eclectic boutiques and a diverse range of dining opportunities welcome those who enjoy shopping and a range of cuisines.

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Local's Corner: New Smyrna Beach, FL Best Kept Secrets

We had a Q & A with Sherry Taylor, owner of Discovery Map New Smyrna Beach, FL about what makes the area special.

A: Paddle Boarding at Mary McLeod Bethune Park to see manatees, New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail for mountain biking, monthly Wine Walk down Flagler Avenue, street festivals, dozens of public art murals can be found along Flagler Avenue & Canal Street, known for great scratch restaurants and one of a kind dining experiences [Norwood's Treehouse & Eatery, garden eateries (The Garlic & Riverpark Terrace), etc.], craft brewery (NSB Brewing Co.) and craft distillery tour (Sugar Works), Ponce De Leon Cut for watersports, island hopping the Intracoastal's scrub islands (camping permitted on some!) and learning to surf from a world re-known surfer Jimmy Lane at Jimmy Lane's Surfing Academy (just find the big blue bus on the beach!) and that Canal Street is New Smyrna Beach's vibrant arts district (The Hub, Jane's and ACA offer a variety of art or music classes, monthly stroll & sips with gallery/artist talks, new installations, etc.), Callalisa Creek paddle board & kayak trail, golf is huge here, Canaveral National Seashore & Nude Beach, catching a rocket launch from the spacecoast!

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Water Fun at New Smyrna Beach

Take one look at your Discovery Map and you’ll see there’s a lot of water in and around New Smyrna Beach (and also Edgewater), Florida.

Fortunately the subtropical climate of Central Coast Florida cooperates enough so that you can have fun in the water year round.

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The Art, History and Culture of NSB

So what’s with the name New Smyrna Beach? If it’s Greek to you that’s because it is Greek, named after the Greek city of Smyrna, which is today the city of Izmir in Turkey. Settled by Europeans in 1768, a Scottish physician by the name of Dr. Andrew Turnbull, established the colony of New Smyrna in this oh-so lush part of the New World. Since he was married to the daughter of a merchant from Smyrna, he named the settlement after her birthplace. What a lovely tribute!

The history of this beautiful Florida destination is as rich as the dark rum that was once produced here. In addition to sugarcane (used in the making of rum), hemp and indigo were also grown here by Dr. Turnbull and other colonists. Plantation life proved to be a failed endeavor and many of the Mediterranean peoples brought in to work in the fields ended up fleeing to Saint Augustine, Florida.

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 Sherry Taylor

 sherryt@discoverymap.com

 +1 386-847-4493