Activities and Attractions


Smyrna Dunes Park

Smyrna Dunes Park is a 184-acre inlet park located along the southern shoreline of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The park has over 2 miles of wide, elevated, handicapped-accessible boardwalk capped with recycled lumber that is both comfortable and durable. Multiple scenic overlooks allow breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River and Ponce de Leon Inlet. Special park features include a 300’ handicapped accessible fishing pier and dog-friendly swimming beach areas located along the park river shore. Restrooms and picnic pavilions are also available at this very popular coastal park.

Address: 2995 N Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Hours of Operation: Closes 7:30 PM

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Marine Discovery Center

Nature-based education teaches us how to be good stewards of our environment and the natural world around us. Marine Discovery Center offers a wide variety of hands-on, feet-wet ducational programs—on campus, and on the water! From action-packed Adventure Camps for kids, free monthly lectures, and indoor educational exhibits to eco-tours and conservation activities, there are opportunities for kids and adults of all ages to connect with nature and gain a better understanding of the diverse inhabitants of the Indian River Lagoon.

Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sat | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sun | Closed

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Marine Science Center

Sea Turtle and Seabird Rehabilitation Hospitals and Environmental Learning Center serving Volusia County. Enjoy learning about Volusia Counties unique Eco-systems through our daily presentations and hands-on Aquarium Exhibits. Our Stingray touch tank offers close up encounters with Cownose Rays and other animals. Guests can also view rehabilitating Sea Turtles on our Turtle Terrace, and learn about our resident birds at our Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary.

Address: 100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Step back in time and climb 175 feet of fun in the Florida sun at the Ponce Inlet Light Station and Museum! Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has guided mariners along the Florida coast for more than 130 years. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998, this world-famous lighthouse museum is conveniently located ten miles south of Daytona on the World’s Most Famous Beach and offers a treasure trove of experiences for young and old alike. Not to be missed, a visit to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is guaranteed to take your Florida vacation to new heights of adventure!

Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Hours of Operation:

Regular Hours of Operation

Sept. 6, 2022 - May 28, 2023

Open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM

(Last Admission Sold at 5:00 PM)

Summer Hours of Operation

May 29, 2023 - Sept. 4, 2023

Open from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM

(Last Admission Sold at 8:00 PM)

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