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About New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach, Florida has the Atlantic Ocean to its east, the Intra Coastal Waterway to its west, and the Mosquito Lagoon in between the two.
With the nickname of "Florida's Secret Pearl" and a motto of "cygnus inter anates" which means "a swan among ducks", you can expect to find a unique city.
It has the distinction of being the largest attempt by colonization in the New World by a member of the British Crown. Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull established "New Smyrna" in 1768 by bringing 1500 settlers to the area. However, disease, Native American raids and mistreatment by Turnbull caused it to be abandoned until 1887 when the Town of New Smyrna was incorporated with only 150 residents. In 1892 Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway helped the area's economy. It became New Smyrna Beach in 1947 and now attracts over 1,000,000 visitors a year.
New Smyrna Beach has been voted Florida's Best Beach and is also known for water sports, fishing tournaments. a historic downtown, museums, performing arts centers, parks, festivals, concerts, etc.
Events in New Smyrna Beach
SSBC Open E/W Pleasure Show
at Silver Sands Bridle Club
SSBC Open E/W Pleasure Show
4th Annual Dirt Road Threads BBQ Cook Off
at Dirt Road Threads
It's that time again!! Dirt Road Threads will be hosting the 4th Annual BBQ Cook Off at Samsula Hunting Club!! This year we will have a winner for Ribs, a winner for Chicken, and a GRAND CHAMPION!! The Appetizers will be the same!
4th Annual Rainbow Bridge Walk
at Fortunato Park
Join us February 24th for our 4th annual Rainbow Bridge Walk! This event is dog friendly but we do ask to only bring a dog that is friendly and leashed.
2nd Annual $1000 added Carolyn Hope Memorial Barrel Race
at Hope Arena
Second Annual Carolyn Hope Memorial Barrel Race $1000+ added open 4D It's hard to think about the local barrel racing community, without thinking about Carolyn Hope. Carolyn was a great competitor, mentor and friend to everyone she met.
ColeSlaw Wrestling - St Patrick’s Day
at Sopotnick's Cabbage Patch
Come join us and see what all the talk is about! Ladies come early to enter to win CASH prizes Spectators come early to get your spot and watch the world famous ColeSlaw Wrestling!! Live music throughout the entire day merchandise and food vendors
Florida Is A Land Remembered
at Brannon Civic Center
When Andrew Turnbull, along with more than 1,200 settlers, arrived in what is now New Smyrna Beach in 1768, little could he have imagined the 250 years of history we now celebrate.
at Marine Discovery Center
Don’t miss a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Indian River Lagoon - AND Earth Day! Join us for a day of fun, food, and festivities experienced through Art and Marine Discovery.
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Review 1 month ago
The chowder is to die for! They have a great variety of seafood selections and even have good choices for the kids. Dining near the water enhances the experience.
Pros: Excellent food with a good selection.
Cons: This place is awesome so parking is difficult.