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New Smyrna Beach

DISAPPEARING ISLAND AT PONCE INLET

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4.28.07_8During low tide every day, an island appears as the water recedes at the inlet where Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna almost meet. When it does, boaters from all around come to play on the pure sandy land. It is as if it were made for recreational boating!

The island is easily accessible from various boat ramps in the area. But, it is only accessible by boat. We typically launch from North Causeway in New Smyrna. It is a very busy park so please be patient with your fellow boaters. Another good ramp is Port Orange Causeway Park

From the boat ramp, it is a short leisurely ride north to the island. The channel is minimum wake until you reach the inlet where the island is located. Along the way, you will see some beautiful homes. I look at them with extreme envy. You will pass underneath a statuesque draw bridge that brings people to and from New Smyrna.

Boat parking is plentiful. You can ride all the way around the island to the north and come back around on the west side. There is a canal back on the west side of the island that protects boats from the waves. That is normally where the larger boats park since it is easier to handle them over there. We like to park on the east side where the waves roll up on the newly created shore as the island appears and disappears. We park the boats off from the shore so that we don’t beach her. Some folks like to beach their boats and that is fine too.

We carry our chairs, grills, tables and coolers up to a spot where we can enjoy the day. People like to set up all kind of games like horseshoes, bolo golf, and bean bag toss. Throughout the day we watch people, play games, eat, drink, sun bathe, enjoy our friends, and make new ones. It really does make for a great day!

If you have not been and you get the chance, don’t pass it up. This is one of Florida’s great boating spots of which there are many. Hope to see you there.

Article by Randy, http://www.activeboating.com/article/viewArticle/3/

 

 

Coquina Wharf Bed & Breakfast

water_view_13lgNS704 South Riverside Drive

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

(386) 428-9458

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The Innkeeper, Linda Gill Hayes, welcomes you to Coquina Wharf where her guests are treated like friends come to stay. She is a third generation Florida native born in the nearby town of Deland. Linda has furnished Coquina Wharf with antiques and family heirlooms, including several rugs designed and hooked by her grandmother. She is trained in floral design and can prepare special baskets of goodies for any event celebrated during your stay

The grounds feature a 128 foot dock for fishing or crabbing. Grouper as large as 35 pounds have been caught from the fishing hole in front of Coquina Wharf. Guests with boats may dock at no charge; we have 3-4 feet of water at low tide. The grounds on the water's edge are perfect for sunning. Dolphins put on a daily show and the manatees often come bobbing along by the dock.

Look for red marker #42 just south of the bridge. The dock is right at the marker. Boat dockage is free for our guests.

Riverview Hotel

riverview_lg103 Flagler AV

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

386-428-5858

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By Water 29.0381, -80.9044

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Our Victorian style 1885 property has cozy, comfortable rooms where your wish is our >command. We have around the clock staff to take care of your every need, expanded continental breakfast is served to your room on your patio or balcony along with the morning newspaper any time you choose between 6:30 and 11:00 AM. In the evening, you'll be enjoying delicious food, beautiful sunsets and superb entertainment at The Grille at Riverview or maybe some of the many bars or restaurants within walking distance on historic Flagler Ave. While you're out, our staff again services your room, turns down your bed and places the plush, terry bathrobes on the corners along with chocolates for your bedtime treat.

Our heated pool is great for swimming year >round. Pool towels are complimentary as well as use of our well maintained beach cruisers bicycles. The Riverview Hotel is the perfect place to stay for getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries, business trips and group get togethers.

Night Swan Bed & Breakfast

housephoto512 South Riverside Drive and Anderson Street

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

386-423-4940

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Come watch the pelicans, dolphins, sailboats, and yachts along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from our 140-foot dock, our beautiful front room, our wrap-around porch, or your own room. Our spacious 3-story home has kept is character and charm of 1906 in the Historic District of New Smyrna Beach, with its central fireplace and its intricate, natural wood in every room.

A Full Breakfast is served in our dining room, in your room or on the deck. Low cholesterol meals are our specialty.

New Smyrna Marina

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200 Boatyard Street

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

(386) 427-4514

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The Fishing Store is a full service marina / tackle shop located 15 min south of Ponce Inlet, We have deepwater dockage for boats up to 80'..Offshore Charters, Boat Rentals, and anything you need to enjoy a day on the water can be found in our store!

 

New Smyrna Beach City Marina

Marina_1201 N. Riverside Dr.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

(386) 409-2042

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By Water: 29.027150, -80.919448

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Slip into the newly renovated New Smyrna Beach City Marina inside the basin of the Intracoastal Waterway at flashing red "38" northwest of the Harris Saxon Bridge - Latitude 29 01.6N / Longitude 080 55.2W. (Mile Marker 846.1)

The harbor and marina are close to the historic downtown area where you can find arts, history, shopping and dining.

Daily (7 days or less) $1.25 per foot, per day

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Inlet Harbor Marina

slips133 Inlet Harbor Rd

Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

(386) 767-3266 ext. 36

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By Water: 29.0914, -80.9392

We are the closest marina to the inlet, that means more fishing time for you. Gas and Diesel

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille

1526307 376291032515023 626951960 n300 Boatyard Street

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

(386) 428-6888

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Now open, we offer a fresh fish menu with contemporary versions of classic, southern meals. We also serve a collection of extensive craft beers and shake up Tiki style specialty island cocktails. We’re passionate about using the freshest ingredients to concoct what is on your plate or in your cup and look forward to serving you! Bring your friends and your flip flops and head on over for live music, fresh food and a good time all with a dash of Southern flair. 

J B Fish Camp

15732859 Pompano Avenue

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-4906

(386) 427-5747

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A fun place packed every night. No need to dress up here - they even have a deer with Mardi Gras beads and green shorts as part of the decor. If one called this a dive, I'd agree, but the food is pretty darn good and you get plenty for the money. The menu is very diverse and the wine prices cheapo. We went back twice (!) in a two week period. Trip Advisor

Dolphin View Seafood Restaurant

Tiki_Bar_001SB107N Riverside Dr

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

386-402-8859

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Come enjoy our spectacular view and the best seafood, hamburgers and chicken. Try our outrageously good corn nuggets too.