Florida A1A Trail Leg #2: New Smyrna Beach


A Model Beach Community that is Compact, Cute, and Cool.


Attention: No endorsement for Condo Queen, just a neat way to showcase a compact, cute and cool place.

I have visited or crossed Florida countless times in the course of my seven decades, heard many people praise New Smyrna Beach over the years yet never before entered it.  So, it was with great interest and high expectations that I finally visited. 

I was not disappointed at all; indeed, consider New Smyrna a model resort town and one of the highlights of our packed itinerary despite a relentless 20 to 40 mph gale force wind that punished us and Florida’s east coast for four days.  Note the stormy sky and sand blown from the drivable beach onto Flagler Avenue, the heart of the village and main commercial corridor. 


New Smyrna Beach’s long white sand beach - note sand covered walkway. 

We recommend the Hampton Inn for its location in the heart of the village and proximity to walkable beach and riverside attractions. 

Many cute retail shops and cool cafes and bars line the mile long village boulevard stretching from the beach to the river. 

New Smyrna Beach is proud of its world class shuffleboard facility that has hosted championship competitions. 

This home, built in the local classic style, is currently occupied by a realty company.  

End of Florida A1A Trail Leg #2 New Smyrna Beach web page.  Next: Florida A1A Trail Leg #3: Stuart, a Model Seaside Village.