Daytona Beach Public Access

Daytona Beach Public Access: Things to Remember

If you plan to unwind on one of the many beaches in Daytona, we have prepared this Daytona Beach Public Access guide to help you explore the area stress-free! Before entering any beach vicinity, you should always be aware of private properties developed in the area. Daytona’s beaches are dotted with private residences and condos, yet ALL of the beachfront is open to the public. Volusia County’s 28 miles of beach are all yours to explore worry-free. That being said, here is a detailed guide for your fun beach experience along Daytona Beach!

  1. You can drive on the beach if you have permission or paid access. Follow the signs and stay in the lanes.
  2. Take care of the many pedestrians that frequent Daytona Beach, whether you’re behind the wheel or on two wheels.
  3. There are sand dunes covered in flora throughout much of the beaches of Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet, so tread carefully. To avoid damaging the dunes’ ecosystem, only use approved pathways and boardwalks to traverse the area.
  4. Leaving the beach in better condition than when you arrived is expected.
  5. Burning materials on beaches is prohibited.
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Access to Daytona Beach

Having your Daytona Beach Pass is a convenient move, especially if you frequently visit beaches around the area. Vehicle access to the beach begins at 8 AM and 7 PM or sunset (whichever comes first) from May 1st through October 31st and anytime between sunrise and sunset (or vice versa) from November 1st through April 30th (tides allowing). All vehicles must pay a daily admission fee of $20, which includes one re-entry that same day. Volusia County locals pay $25 per year for a Daytona Beach Pass, while visitors spend $100 per year.

Inlet parks and beach access points charge the following fees and sell the following passes:

  • Lighthouse Point and Smyrna Dunes Park charge $10 per day. Same-day, same-vehicle re-entry is free.
  • $20 annual inlet park pass
  • $45 combination pass includes beach and inlet parks, unlimited entry
  • Non-resident combo tickets cost $120 (365-day beach and inlet park pass)

Convenient Public Beach Parking

The area adjacent to the beaches features close to 3,500 public parking spots that may be accessed at various regional sites. In the next section of this article, you may discover a list of parking lots and garages situated to the north of Ponce Inlet, including Daytona Beach Public Beach Parking.

  • Ormond-by-the Sea¬† – Bicentennial, North Shore, and Tom Renick parks
  • Ormond Beach – Andy Romano Beachfront Park
  • Daytona Beach – Sun Splash and Breakers Oceanfront parks
  • Daytona Beach Shores – Frank Rendon, Van Avenue, and Larry Fornari parks
  • Wilbur-by-the-Sea – Heron Street, Toronita Avenue, and Major Street
  • Ponce Inlet – Inlet Harbor Road and Winterhaven and Lighthouse Point parks

Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Ormond Beach, and Ponce Inlet are some of Florida’s most easily accessible beaches. The surrounding Daytona Beach area boasts 23 miles of the Atlantic coastline and many coastal parks with convenient parking. You can park on the beach in designated places east of the conservation zones and west of the traffic lanes. Please park perpendicular to the seashore, and do not set up any chairs or umbrellas in the spaces between parked vehicles.

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