New Smyrna Beach is famous for its intoxicating and unique mix of quaint charm, rich history, lively nightlife and surfer appeal; but it is also known for an enchanting island that disappears.
Popular among both tourists and locals, Disappearing Island is located smack dab in the middle of New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, where the daily tides make the sandbars and this captivating island disappear. When the tide recedes and Disappearing Island reemerges, that is when this elusive playground comes alive!
Surrounded by ocean views that are nothing less than Caribbean-esque, Disappearing Island offers something for everyone. Visit on the weekdays when you can enjoy rejuvenating solitude amidst nature’s beauty or plan your adventure for the weekend when it is a bit busier and you may just be able to join a raucous corn hole or beach volleyball game. Surrounded by wave-free shallow water, Disappearing Island is also a safe place for the entire family where you can picnic, sunbathe, swim, walk, jog or float around to your heart’s content.
Another Disappearing Island perk is that it offers a getaway without actually having to get away. You can only get to Disappearing Island by boat, but the journey is quite enjoyable as well. Your leisurely ride will provide gorgeous views of a pristine coastline and impressive waterfront homes. Just launch from the Port Orange Causeway Park boat ramp or the New Smyrna Beach North Causeway boat ramp and take the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway to your destination.
Hurry up and check it out before it disappears!