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“Interesting beach”

New Smyrna Town Beach
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

First time on a beach that allowed cars.
Seems beach goers and cars both are able to enjoy the beach.
No car,just relax along the shoreline.
My BW and had no problem sharing this awesome beach.
Hot day bring lots of water and sunscreen

4  Thank Jgeptp
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

New Smyrna Beach is a drivable beach which brings its own challenges to the table. One I didn’t expect was if you don’t drive onto the beach, you are only allowed to sit at the waters edge as the rest of the beach is a driving lane and “parking spots”. That’s right, they legitimately kick people out for sitting on the beach because they are considered “parking spots”. And as the driving lane butts up to the waters edge at high tide, you cannot sit down without having a chair to put in the water.

Personally, this was a huge turnoff for me. I would rather go to a beach where people are more welcome than vehicles. It also defeats the purpose of staying at the beach as you cannot walk out from your hotel.

If you want to drive your vehicle onto the beach, this place is for you. Otherwise, find a different beach.

2  Thank TheCureforCuriosity
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The beach was well kept and had a life guard on duty. The beach was packed on the Saturday we went with lots of families with kids.

Thank handywipe
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Daytona is much nicer, more parking, cleaner bathrooms, more to see, better selection in dining and shopping.
Never come on the weekends, it's total gridlock. We even offered a resident off Flagler to pay to park in their front yard and the man told us " none of us want you here, leave before I call police"
Please save yourself the trouble and go to a much friendlier, better infrastructure equipped, diverse city and just go to Daytona.

1  Thank suckdoll
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Enjoying the beach at NSB used to be a great experience, but the governments got in the way. Unless you live in the area, you will experience:
A big daily(Volusia County) toll to enter the beach with your car, and there might be no place to park, and maybe the tides are coming in
A $10 daily fee to park in the NSB parking lots next to the beach. Yes, that’s $10 a day regardless of how much time you spend. But they do have excellent rest rooms.
A think NSB and Volusia County have decided they don’t want tourists.

Thank rb2424
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