Smyrna Dunes Boardwalk Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Smyrna Beach, Florida that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.6 miElevation gain26 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyFishingNature tripsPaddle sportsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachPavedViewsFee
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A very nice walk to the beach and inlet jetties along a boardwalk with small pavilions. Please note there is a parking fee. Accessibility: The trail surface is boardwalk and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less) so this trail will likely be navigable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers.

There is an auto fee $5 for parking. Access is free for non-auto users in the parking lot and the restroom facility is by the parking area and designated by men & women.

The first left road from the north causeway.

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Linda Gilene
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Walking

Warm, 80 degrees. Sun and clouds. A front rolling in. Very windy.

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Linda Gilene
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Walking

Blustery and very cool. Cloudy. Did not walk the beach.

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Ron & Donna Wulff
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Ron & Donna Wulff
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WalkingFeeGreat!

Pristine 1.6 mile boardwalk around perimeter of the dunes. Excellent views of ocean, beach, lighthouse and wild life. We have seen on various occasions dolphins,birds,tortoises and last year we even came across a coyote couple. Very pleasant walk!

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Ron & Donna Wulff
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Jana Mlodzianowski
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Hiking

Great trail, beautifully maintained! $10 or $20 for a year pass.

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dayangela Requena
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buen sendero! se recorre en corto tiempo. limpio

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Andrea Urrutia
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Beautiful walk and very enjoyable. Great for families and just a overall good place to relax.

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mel sanders
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WalkingFee

Looked like a nice trail, but it’s $10 to park, or $20 for an annual pass. This would be a great feature of this app to include this.

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Manny Carrillo
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Hiking

very pleasant surprise finding this trail. beautiful scenery and the weather couldn't be better. come take a walk or jog. worth getting out for.

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Laura Bruno
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Beautiful. Go early and enjoy the sunrise

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Greg Pratt
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Hiking

walk along the beach.

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Mike Wells
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Sue and I discovered this park while driving thru New Smyrna. We bought annual pass and it was very well worth it, the board walk and small pavilions are great. Very nice walk to beach/inlet jetties. We will make this park a favorite

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Doug Block
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Eryka Silva
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HikingOff trailRocky

dog friendly all hiking levels and distancehere

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Peacock Hartman
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Fee

per car fee was $10, not $5 AS listed. worth it for a car load as the walk is very nice and easy. saw several turtles. only down was that the dog walkers did not respect signage and there seemed to be zero enforcement. good walk over all.

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Danielle Gratton
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Beautiful place for a walk. Our dog had her first experience on a beach. We will definitely be back.

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Valli Perrine
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Hiking

Easy pretty walk

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David Yarber Jr
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very well managed!

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Tom Lewis
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This is a very easy trail with an elevated boardwalk that was completely redone in 2018. The trail provides access to a dog park/beach along the Indian River and Ponce Inlet. You can easily see the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse across the Inlet. It is the tallest lighthouse (over 400 ft high) in Florida. It also fronts the Atlantic Ocean. The trail is a large 1.6 mile loop that has 10 covered “pavilions” where you can stop, sit, eat lunch or exercise. You may also see wildlife - gopher tortoises, snakes, osprey, Eagles, etc. You can also stop and watch the local surfers. We walk this trail daily. It’s always a fun nature walk and easy way to get your daily exercise!!

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Wen Ban
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HikingNo shade

Boardwalk through the sand dunes. Has covered picnic tables distributed throughout the walk. Beach access. Very hot during the middle of the day

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Robin Day
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New, well maintained. Too hot to hike in summer. Wide path, shady rest stops along the way or take a detour for a swim in the ocean. Gopher turtles are frequently spotted.

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Pam C.
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I like that I can access the river, inlet or ocean beach from this loop trail. It is an easy walk and the new boardwalk is very nice. $20 for the year is a good price for admission for locals, but not sure I'd pay $10 each visit without a pass. I don't have a dog, but everyone else seems to. Dogs can go swimming on the river side and I've seen manatees there. The new fishing pier is beautiful. The place can get very busy on weekends and holidays. I try to go during the week.

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Kristeen Jones
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The boardwalk at The Dunes Park has been completely redone and widened. The distance is just a tad shorter but is a much better running surface. Took about a year to complete and a huge fishing pier has been added. FAB U LOUS!

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Jamie Russell
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Hiking

Beautiful hike on the beach, walk way, and nature trails. Visited the pier to hear some fish stories. Took some beautiful pictures on the rocks and of the lighthouse. Relaxed and enjoyed a picnic spot as well.

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Ashlee Shaw
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Walking

I love Smyrna Dunes. $10 is a little pricey for one day entry, but the $20 annual parking pass is 100% worth it if you live in the area.

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Sarah Mettler
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We love bringing our Boston Terrier here! Friendly staff, nice walking trails, and plenty of room for all. My only suggestion is to check schedules before going.

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Dwayne Fernandes
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Walking

Pretty! love that dogs have their own beach and swim in the water. Walking the boardwalk is a nice way to get them excited, which parallels a sand trail too. No one is allowed on the inside of the circluar boardwalk, so the beach is the only escape. The park does have restrictions on which parts of the boardwalk allows dogs, so be mindful of signs. Be cautious of the current in the water if you visit the beach with your four legged best friend

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