New Smyrna Beach is home to many incredible parks and trails that make life in our vibrant seaside community so enviable. In addition to the many amenities and community features available to residents of Platinum Builders homes, there are incredible natural offerings not far away that allow visitors to get an intimate view of our beautiful environment. Whether it is dry trails or wet trails, the New Smyrna Beach area has access to both! Read on to learn more about some of our favorite local features.
Canaveral National Seashore
This vast natural space is perhaps the crown jewel of our community. Found at the southernmost point of the island, the Canaveral National Seashore – which is a designated National Park – has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife in the area since ancient times. Many threatened species find refuge in this natural sanctuary, including precious sea turtles who nest on its shores. Find tranquility by strolling down a wooded trail or reflecting on a pristine shoreline.
Old Fort Park
Located along Riverside Drive across from City Hall, this wondrous park is home to the historical Turnbull Ruins. This monument still stands today as a nod to the Andrew Turnbull Colony, in which about 1,500 Greeks, Italians, and Minorcans came to the shores of Florida in 1768 with the goal of establishing a colony south of St. Augustine. Today, you can explore the ruins or visit the New Smyrna Beach Free Library, which is also found in Old Fort Park.
New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail
This versatile trail spans 2.2 miles from West Pine Avenue to Sugar Mill Drive. The 12-foot wide, multi-use trail has been constructed in an existing utility corridor and serves as an accessible off-road running option in the local area. Plans to extend the trail all the way to the river are in store to improve on an already incredible experience between the Sugar Mill area and the city’s downtown area that takes visitors across a 125-foot bridge spanning Turnbull Creek.
Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park
From sunrise to sunset and beyond, this venue is a popular hub for activity. Early risers stop by to enjoy coffee by the beach and later in the day, picnickers come to dine under the pavilion. Amenities for visitors include said pavilion as well as a brick courtyard, showers, and off-beach parking. With incredible proximity to one of the most popular beach access ramps in Volusia County, this park promises fine dining and shopping for guests looking to spend the day along the beach.
This site in the central beachside area was originally donated to the city in the 1930s and it became a community recreation area after several requests from local associations in the 60s. Then, in 2007, it underwent renovations to become an updated hub geared towards tennis enthusiasts, but any outdoor sportspeople can find something to do that they love here. Park facilities include lighted tennis courts and a basketball court so come ready to get your game on.
There is never a shortage of outdoor opportunities for residents of New Smyrna Beach. With so many incredible natural amenities in the area, our homeowners can find adventure right outside or within the comfortable walls of their exquisite dream home. To learn more about the available Platinum Builders home listings in our beachside area, give us a call and we will get you pointed in the right direction.