Beachside Parks

New Smyrna Beach residents and visitors may enjoy nine parks on the city’s ‘island.’ Whether you’re looking for a river view, an ocean view or a park that offers both, you can find it on the beachside. There’s even a park where dogs are as popular as their human counterparts.

27th Avenue Beachfront Park

Catch a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from 27th Avenue Beachfront Park. Amenities at the 3.4-acre park include a boardwalk, basketball and racquetball courts, picnic area and pavilion, fishing and swimming on the beach, and restrooms.The oceanfront park at the intersection of 27th Avenue and A1A/Atlantic Avenue on New Smyrna Beach’s south beach area, 3701 S Atlantic Avenue.

Callalisa Park

Callilisa Park is a popular launching spot for kayakers and canoers. Located on Callalisa Creek at the intersection of the South Causeway (Third Avenue) and Peninsula Drive, this small park is popular on the weekends. Fishing and picnicking are available.

Detwiler Park

Detwiler Park is located at Oakwood Avenue and Horton Street midway between Flagler Avenue and Third Avenue in the central beachside area. Park facilities include five lighted tennis courts, three pickle ball courts (no reservations required), lighted basketball court, restroom facilities and a children’s playground.

Esther Street Beachfront Park

The newest addition to New Smyrna Beach’s list of parks, Esther Street Beachfront Park is a hidden gem with an ocean view. One block north of Flagler Avenue on Atlantic Avenue, the park offers 45 spaces of off-beach parking. Amenities also include a playground, beach access, dune walkover, pavilions, restroom facilities and a volleyball area. Overnight parking is not permitted. 

Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park

Located next to one of the most popular beach access ramps in Volusia County, Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park becomes a hub activity from sunrise and into the night. Early risers enjoy coffee by the beach. Later in the day, picnickers dine under the pavilion. Amenities include a pavilion, a brick courtyard with new stainless steel railing, restrooms, showers and off-beach parking. The park is at the east end of Flagler Avenue. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Grayce Kenemer Barck North Beach Community Park

Located at 1100 N. Atlantic Avenue, this park offers two large parking lots off Sapphire Road that are available for off- beach parking. There is direct ocean access via a wooden walkover from the parking areas. There are two covered pavilions with picnic tables and walkways that wander throughout the natural beachfront property. Restrooms are on site along with open air showers.

Indian River Lagoon Park

This natural park, which is home to abundant wildlife, is located at 700 Sandpiper Avenue. It offers a scenic trail throughout the natural settings of the bank of the Indian River. Park amenities include a pavilion with picnic tables and restroom facilities. There are two docks; one overlooks the estuaries to the Indian River and the other is a floating dock that overlooks Browns Bay. There also is a spot for canoes and kayaks to launch as this location is along the marked Volusia County river trail.

Marianne Clancy Park

This newly constructed park officially opened on September 30, 2016. This 2-acre park includes 72 off-beach parking spaces, handicapped-accessible beach access, picnic pavilions, and a restroom facility.The park's address is 901 S. Atlantic Avenue.

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park

Managed by Volusia County Government and nestled on six acres between the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean, this quiet spot just south of New Smyrna Beach city limits features a boardwalk on the ocean side and a fishing pier on the river side -- where visitors often catch a glimpse of manatees. Amenities abound, with beach access for swimmers and basketball and tennis courts for the athletes. A community building complements the overall setting. The children's playground is near the pavilion, barbecue grills, picnic tables and restrooms. The Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park is at 6656 S. Atlantic Avenue.

Smyrna Dunes Park

Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea. Perched on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, the area is surrounded by water on three sides. Waters from the Indian River flow through Ponce Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean providing a variety of fishing or swimming venues for park goers. This park is unique because pets are welcome. However, dogs must remain on a leash.