Smyrna Dunes Park
February 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am$35.00
Meet at Smyrna Dunes Park, 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Entry Fee is $10 per car. There are restrooms at the trailhead/picnic area.
This spectacular beachside park at Ponce Inlet offers panoramic views of the ocean, inlet and estuary as well as the opportunity to get close looks at gulls, terns and shorebirds. Take a leisurely two-mile walk via boardwalk over pristine coastal dune habitat (watch for Gopher Tortoises) and along the shoreline. Brown and White Pelicans, Black Skimmers, Common Loons, cormorants and numerous species of gulls and terns are found here and there is always a chance to discover a rare gull. Up to twenty species of shorebirds are possible, including American Oystercatchers, Piping and Wilson’s Plovers, Purple Sandpipers and Red Knots. Bait fish activity at the at the inlet’s mouth attracts sea birds, especially Northern Gannets. Passerines are possible in the hammocks.