Bike the Beach

In New Smyrna Beach, we believe spinning your wheels is a good thing. Our 17 miles of hard-packed sand make cycling on the beach an easy, enjoyable sport for all ages. Race the kiddos down the stretch as the waves roar alongside you or pedal along at a leisurely pace with your companion.  

Bring your own set of wheels and unload right at the beach for fast fun. Traveling by plane or just don’t want to tow along a bike? Hire one from local businesses like Salty Rentals, East Coast Bike and Beach Rentals, Nichols Surf Shop or Beachside Candy. Choose from a range of cheery pastels—some even come with baskets to store a snack or stow away beach treasures. Several of the shops will deliver your ride right to your condo, so you’re ready to roll. Rental times vary from an hour to weekly, making a bike rental a handy, eco-friendly option for long-term guests.

Stick to the beaches around Flagler Avenue and the inlet for sand suitable for every type of bike. It’s also close to the action, so you can pull over for a cold cocktail or brew at popular spots like Toni and Joe’s Patio or Chase’s. If you head south of 27th Street, you’ll most likely need a beach cruiser or fat tire bike for ease. Low tide is the most popular time to go for a spin, as the sand is tightly packed. Check online for the daily tide chart or inquire with a shop employee when renting.

For invigorating exercise or just an afternoon of fun, add a bicycle cruise along the coast as part of your next New Smyrna Beach vacation.