end of Flagler Ave at the beach

Traveling to the Beach Checklist

The beach is such a big part of my life that packing to spend time on the sand is second nature. ¬†Whether boating to a deserted island, or driving onto the beaches here in New Smyrna, necessary take-alongs are nearly the same. For vacationers from out of state, and especially those unfamiliar with Florida beaches, […]

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Florida beach in February

A February Walk on New Smyrna Beach

A friend called and we met up at 27th Ave. in New Smyrna, down on the beach. We both needed to buy our yearly beach passes, so we drove onto the beach and took a walk. County residents pay $25 for New Smyrna Beach access and it’s good until the end of the year. It […]

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Cannonball jellyfish at Ponce Inlet Florida

Beach Dunes and Jellyfish in January

My last post was about the beginning of my January walk at Smyrna Dunes Park when I took some photos from the two-story pavilion along the ocean side of the walkway. You may wonder why I don’t just drive onto the beach (because New Smyrna has miles of drive on beach accesses) and walk along […]

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behind the boat

Little Island Beaches, Get There Only By Boat

The beaches of Florida are talked about a lot. They attract tourists year round, but those are ocean beaches. Waves and sand and even drive-on beaches make Florida a unique beach vacation destination. My favorite beaches are not on the ocean. They are far from the crowds and tourists and often have no people present. […]

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