Traveling Florida’s shoreline, particularly in northeast Florida along the Atlantic Ocean from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach Shores, is a relaxing ride.
Visit Florida has excellent information on Florida’s scenic highways at https://VisitFlorida.com. “One of the most historic, relaxing, and beautiful parts of Florida can be found along the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway on the northeast coast of the Sunshine State. This National Scenic Byway is made up of three individual state scenic highways; Scenic and Historic A1A, A1A River and Sea Trail, and A1A Ocean Shore.”
A1A is a parallel highway to Interstate 95 and U.S. 1, for the most part. Driving this scenic route is a nice opportunity to take in some of the fresh beach air and also not worry about traffic, of course depending on when you go. You’ll encounter a significant increase in traffic as you get closer to Daytona Beach as that is a very popular place during major race events and summer beach activities.
While some ocean views are blocked by sand berms and condominiums there remain excellent views at periodic intervals.
Here are some of the sites along the way.
There are interesting pieces of street art on the restaurant walls along this corridor. A person sure gets the beach and inviting feeling while traveling through the area.
Once you leave Flagler Beach you will still see a few restaurants but mostly nice, peaceful scenery. I’ll save a few more photos for another post about the Daytona Beach area.