New Smyrna Beach Guide

About New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna is an island that lies between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Indian River to the west. You will find some of the finest fishing around both in the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River in this area. To the South of New Smyrna is the Mosquito Lagoon, also known as the redfish capital of the world. Private river boat trips are available with local fisherman.


New Smyrna is not without its history. Dating back to the time of Timacuan Indians New Smyrna Beach has long been a well-kept secret. It was not until 1767 when Dr Andrew Turnbull began the colonization of the area did New Smyrna Beach develop a name for itself There are still areas in the New Smyrna area that are named after Dr. Turnbull including a major residential community and golf course.

The Eldora House

Just to the South of Castle Reef is the Eldora House. Back in the late 1800’s Eldora was a prominent area abundant with orange groves until a freeze in the early 1900’s destroyed the orange crops and turned the town into a ghost town. Now the Eldora House stands a museum for all visitors to the New Smyrna are to see and enjoy.


Castle Reef is proud of its tradition as a smaller resort town. It’s a destination where visitors come to concentrate on miles of picturesque beaches, golf, tennis and sun. Soak up the small‐town ambiance on Flagler Avenue and Canal Street. Recently renovated, featured are several quaint shops and cafes.


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