On Christmas Eve 2018, I got off work early and wanted to go somewhere new so I ended up at Smyrna Dunes Park. The address for Smyrna Dunes Park is 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach and it is open from sunrise to sunset. The cost is $10 to enter the park or $20 for an annual pass which I recommend. For more information on the park visit the website at https://www.volusia.org/services/public-works/coastal-division/coastal-parks/smyrna-dunes-park.stml.
I got lucky, it was a really beautiful sunny day but not too hot or cold. It wasn’t windy either so I go some wonderful shots of birds and their reflections. Getting to the beach is a bit of a hike, you have to walk on a long, long boardwalk. It does the give the park an isolated feel. Across the Ponce de Leon Inlet you can see Light House Point Park, you see my post about it here https://lilsusieq.com/lighthouse-point-park/.
I made a short video of the park from the boardwalk. Gives you bit of idea of how isolated it is and the long walk to get the beach. The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njp0dh55O6k&feature=youtu.be.
First set of pictures are of the entrance to the park, some of the signs and the boardwalk. From across the Ponce de Leon Inlet you can see Light House Point Park and the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. Smyrna Dunes Park is a dog park and I saw quite a few people walk their fur babies.
Second set of photos are from the beach. There people were fishing off the rocks. The weather was really nice but it was to cold for swimming and I didn’t see anyone in the water. I guess that could have been due the date, it was Christmas Eve. There were lots of birds out and I got some great shots. I love the photos of the birds with their reflections. Some pelicans fishing for dinner and an osprey flying overhead. The was a parasailing boat across the Ponce de Leon Inlet over at Light House Point Park. I would really like to go parasailing, it looks life fun.
Finally, the last two photos are of the sunset. I took these as I was walking back to the car.
Remember: Take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time, leave nothing but footprints