NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and there's no better place to soak in the sun than on the magnificent beaches of New Smyrna Beach. If you enjoy fishing, the New Smyrna Beach Area offers world-class off-shore and inland fishing. In fact, nsbfla.com/gethooked offers plenty of information on fishing vacations.
Thousands of sun-loving vacationers and fishermen visited the New Smyrna Beach Area for the Memorial Day holiday and annual FishStock Family Festival, which provided activities for anglers and their families and friends.
Fishing in the New Smyrna Beach Area is extraordinary year round. The Indian River, the Atlantic Ocean and local lakes and lagoons offer redfish, cobia, wahoo, mackerel, billfish and many other species. The historic St. Johns River, within a 30-minute drive, is a bass angler's favorite. There are dozens of charter services, guides and bait shops to ensure you get the catch of the day!
In October, the New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational will attract anglers from near and far for one of America's great catch-and-release competitions. And the New Smyrna Beach Backwater Tournament welcomes anglers inshore to round out a great weekend of fishing.
But if fishing is not your thing, there is plenty to see and do in the greater New Smyrna Beach Area.
For automobile buffs, superbly restored classic cars are on display on historic Canal Street every second Saturday of the month. Every day's a dog day at the beach at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. This dog-friendly beach and boardwalk area offers your dog a little beach time with a scenic view of Ponce Inlet and the historic lighthouse. The area's diverse estuaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean are very popular with boaters. All types of watercraft are available at marinas and there are many launch areas for boats, kayaks or canoes. Golf is a year-round sport in the New Smyrna Beach Area which has several beautiful courses to challenge players of all handicap. Canaveral National Seashore, a protected bird sanctuary, and the Great Florida Birding Trail, and other areas offer birders the chance to log more than 400 species of birds. Runners, walkers, skaters and riders can choose from a wide variety of scenic paved trails to meet their outdoor recreational needs. And the New Smyrna Beach Area is regarded as among the best surfing locations on the east coast of the United States. Surfers can catch a great wave almost anytime.
New Smyrna Beach consistently has been ranked among the finest arts communities as reported in The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America with many art galleries and art festivals and events throughout the year. The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers a unique artist-in-residence experience. Concerts and music festivals are among the hallmarks of the area. Music lovers flock to New Smyrna Beach for the annual Jazz Festival.
With summer upon us, visit nsbfla.com/gethooked for more information and a memorable Florida beach vacation.
SOURCE Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority