Already full: New Smyrna Beach’s beaches reach their maximum capacity before noon on July 4


The new Smyrna Beach police say the beaches reached their maximum capacity before 9 a.m. on Saturday when visitors flocked to the sand on July 4.

“Volusia County Beach Services reports that the NSB beaches between Flagler Av. And Crawford Av. Are already at capacity and closing,” police tweeted. “Look for other beaches and don’t park where prohibited.”

Volusia County’s beaches are expected to be full as others will be closed this weekend.

“With July 4 everything comes. You know, we have medical calls, we have water rescues, we have a lot of things that we have to deal with, so we really need to hold people accountable,” said the Beach Patrol captain. Tamra Malphurs.

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If you plan to head to a beach, remember to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.