Bippity, boppity, boop, abracadabra and all that stuff. Now you see it, now you don’t! Yes folks, New Smyrna Beach is well-known for its unique charm forged by an intoxicating mix of a beachy surfer vibe, rich history and a lively local nightlife; but it is also known for an enchanting island that disappears and reappears right off its coast!
Disappearing Island can be found when the tide is low in the waters between New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. It’s a fun-filled place to visit; but like Cinderella, you’ll want to watch the time closely because when the tide begins to rise, all that fun disappears until the next tide shift.
Surrounded by panoramic ocean views, Disappearing Island is beautiful and the journey there is too. Your leisurely ride to Disappearing Island 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 discover your destination.
This captivating island enigma has something for everyone. While weekday visits to Disappearing Island offer rejuvenating solitude amidst nature’s beauty; weekenders may find themselves embroiled in a raucous corn hole or beach volleyball game with other island revelers. Disappearing Island is also a safe place for the entire family because it is surrounded by wave-free, shallow water. So go ahead and explore, picnic, sunbathe, swim, or float around to your heart’s content.