The World's Most Famous Beach
The Daytona Beach Area is the perfect spot for vacationers looking for easy access to Florida's other attractions. Conveniently located less than an hour from area attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, historic St. Augustine and Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Beach has long been known as the World's Most Famous Beach - and with good reason! Our 23 miles of great white sand beaches boast warm waters and abundant marine life. You can get away from it all on the more serene beaches of Ponce Inlet and Wilbur- By -The -Sea. If you prefer to be in the center of the action, spread your beach blanket on the hard- packed sand of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores or Ormond Beach. Enjoy a full day of sun, sand, surf and the best people - watching you'll find anywhere!
Enjoy the unique experience of driving on our beautiful beaches - beach driving has been a Daytona Beach tradition since the turn of the century. Carefully controlled traffic patterns and a strictly enforced speed limit makes a day at the beach a fun - and safe - experience for everyone!
The beach offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Rent beach
bikes or motor scooters and explore our miles of beaches. Better still, see
how it all looks from the air as you try your hand at parasailing. The Main
Street and Sun Glow Piers are popular spots for salt water fishermen. While
they are busy looking for their catch, nearby surfers wait for a catch of a
different kind - a great Daytona Beach wave.
Sailing and jet-skiing as well as surfing are very popular. Competitions in these ocean sports are held throughout the year. The nearby Halifax River or Intercoastal Waterway also provides activities such as powerboat cruising and commercial boat tours. Deep sea fishing charters depart from several marinas daily. A half-day trip costs as little as $25 per adult. This includes bait & gear for catching the "big one". Charter boats are also available.
Nature lovers will enjoy strolling along the shore and may be lucky enough to witness a newly -hatched sea turtle emerge from its nest and make its way to the ocean's edge bolstering the ranks of this endangered species. Volusia County's Turtle Protection Plan is helping to protect this fragile species during its nesting season.
This beach photo was taken from the sun deck at the Ocean Breeze BeachHouse.
One of the nation's finest racing facilities, the Daytona International Speedway hosts the world-famous Daytona 500 each February. "Speedweeks" features both stock car and sports car races. Major motorcycle races are staged in both March and October in conjunction with "Bike Week" and "Biketoberfest".
The area also boasts many parks for more outdoor activities and
nearly 30 golf courses.
From fast-paced excitement to nature's simple pleasures, you can find just what you're looking for on the World's Most Famous Beach.
Quiet Ponce Inlet,located just south of Wilbur-By-The-Sea on the southernmost part of the peninsula is a salty village of casual restaurants and visitor attractions. Climb Florida’s tallest lighthouse (and the second highest in the U.S.); the swirling 203 steps reward you with a stunning 360-degree view of the Atlantic and salt marshes of the Intracoastal. Around the lighthouse, a cluster of buildings explore different aspects of Daytona history. In the same neighborhood, the Marine Science Center opened recently to educate about mangrove and shoreline ecology and the plight of endangered sea turtles. After touring the attractions, stop in one of the local waterfront cafes for a cold one, a fresh grouper sandwich, and an eyeful of quiet saltwater marsh and the birds that also feed there.