“Where speed was born”
By foot, bike or car, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Daytona Beach’s warm sunshine, hard-packed sands and beautiful ocean. Hours The beach is accessible and free for pedestrians and bicyclists 24 hours a day, depending on tides and weather conditions. Driving and parking on the beach is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset from November 1 through April 30 and from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm from May 1 through October 31. Cost There is no cost for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the beach. From February 1 through November 30, there is a $5 per day per vehicle user fee to drive on the beach. There is no cost for vehicle access in December and January. Season passes are $20 for Volusia County residents and $40 for nonresidents. Daily and seasonal passes can be purchased at toll booths at beach approaches. Beach Access Daytona Beach has 26 beach access points for pedestrians and/or vehicles within 5 miles. Surf Zones Hang ten in Daytona Beach. There are designated surfing areas in effect between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from the Saturday before Memorial Day (late May) through Labor Day. The areas are as follows: From the centerline of the Plaza Drive approach to the north city limit of the City of Daytona Beach. From the centerline of the Hartford Avenue approach to the centerline of the Seaview Avenue approach. From the centerline of the Main Street approach to 600 feet north excluding the 300-foot no water activity area. From the centerline of the Main Street approach to 700 feet south excluding the 300 foot no water activity area. All other times of the year surfing is allowed in all areas of the beach, except within 300 feet of the Daytona Beach Pier. Beach Driving While the beach is accessible to pedestrians 24/7, beach driving is restricted to specific areas (weather and tides permitting) from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. During sea turtle nesting season, May 1 through October 31, driving hours are set from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The posted speed limit is 10 miles per hour and traffic lanes are clearly marked. While driving, a vehicle's headlights must be on and at least one front window down. One-way traffic patterns are enforced in three areas: Granada Boulevard south to Cardinal Drive in Ormond Beach University Boulevard south to Seabreeze Boulevard in Daytona Beach International Speedway Boulevard south to Silver Beach Avenue in Daytona Beach. Motorists may drive north to south in these areas.
One of the most iconic beaches in America. Sadly, they don't let people drive as much of it as they used to, but you can still take your car out on the beach for a reasonable little fee. Driving on Daytona Beach is a must-do for anyone that loves racing, cars, and Americana.
We entered Daytona Beach by foot and walked next to the water... Very clean beach, visitors are taking care of it and this is obvious by the condition the beach is!
The sand is white but not very soft and this allows vehicles to move through easily. Our kids ran all the way and played with the water without getting their feet soaked in the sand. If one is a shell collector, then Daytona Beach is great to visit due to its variety of shells.
If someone doesn't want to walk all the way through cars are able to enter the beach. There was a great amount of people parking their cars and enjoying their picnics!
Next time we visit we will enter the beach by car.
One of the nicest iconic beaches in America. Sure, you can't do much driving or have bonfires anymore, but the beach is so clean that its worth the trade off. Great family vacation stop, for sure!
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