Daytona Beach beckons

Daytona Beach Welcome Overhead Sign on A1A

What comes to mind when you hear Daytona Beach?  Is it racing, hotels or condos, or beaches?

Daytona Beach Oceanside Main EntranceIf you are a regular guest at Daytona Beach, Fla. then you probably come for a specific purpose.  I make trips there occasionally and it seems the main reason is the beach.  The beautiful white sandy beach is a natural attraction and you can still drive your vehicle on it – compared to many other beaches in Florida.

Daytona Beach Ocean View from Perry'sDaytona Beach is “one of the few places in the world where a family car can be driven on an ocean beach.” (Wikitravel)

And yes, there is racing too.  I’ll talk about racing in another blog later.

Daytona Beach Ocean Entrance TunnelDid you know?  Daytona was founded in 1870 by Matthias Day, from whom it takes its name. It was incorporated as a city in 1876. The separate towns of Daytona, Daytona Beach and Seabreeze merged to form Daytona Beach in 1926. In the 1920s, the city became known as The World’s Most Famous Beach.

Daytona Beach Lifeguard
Lifeguards are positioned along the beach to reinforce safety.
Daytona Beach Oceanside fishing
Ocean fishing is often noticed along the beach – intermingled with surfers and people enjoying the water, although those fishing attempt to avoid conflict when possible.





Daytona Beach Parking Garage Street Art
Street art on parking garages and other buildings adds color and description to the the area.
Daytona Beach A1A Overhead Sign
Overhead safety crosswalks combined with push-button signals at ground-level crosswalks enhance safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Breezeway on A1A

The amusement park, shops and restaurants are popular attractions.

Daytona Beach Amusement Park

Daytona Beach Amusement Park Beachside

A1A - Daytona Beach Hog Heaven building
Bar-B-Q is popular in the area and one doesn’t need to go far to visit the Hog Heaven restaurant across the street from the amusement park.



Daytona Beach Joe's Crab Shack
For those who love seafood there is Joe’s Crab Shack right on the beach with a fantastic view.
Daytona Beach Ice Cream Shop
Everyone has room for ice cream.

There are many vacation club rentals available along with hotels and resorts.  One of the cost-effective resorts is a little farther south in Daytona Beach Shores at Perry’s Resort.  They’ve been there for 75 years and are currently expanding and remodeling while providing excellent rates and service.




Daytona Beach Perry's Resort Donuts
One of the favorites at Perry’s is complimentary homemade donuts along with other breakfast items.
Daytona Beach Shores view from bridge
View of the south end of Daytona Beach Shores from the Intracoastal Waterway.

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11 thoughts on “Daytona Beach beckons

  1. Hi Ronanjax, Daytona Beach looks amazing as do all your photos! Excellent quality and interesting reading. Ireland has a similar beach, called Inch Beach. I have included a photo of it in one of my Just One Minute Monday posts. I hope you visit again and find it interesting. Marie.

  2. Always good to learn a bit of history when you visit a place. Daytona has many points of interest and remains one of my favorites.

  3. Awesome pictures as always. Daytona is special to me because my Granny lived there until she passed and my Aunt is still there. It also holds fond memories of weekend getaways with my hubs and the many races we attended together through the years. Also Bike Week comes to mind. Definitely in my top 10 favorite places for many sentimental reasons 😊

    1. Thank you very much for sharing Sharon. It serves as a reminder of events in our lives, family and the sentiments associated. Yes, Bike Week is a big deal also and cyclists can be found to-and-fro. It’s a good get-away. 🙂

  4. Racing comes to mind when I hear, “Daytona Beach.” Growing up in North Carolina, and living in NASCAR USA, it reminds me of home. It is a beautiful beach with it’s white sand! xx

    1. That’s a good correlation. Yes, NASCAR is definitely rooted in NC and has great ties to Daytona. Racing and beaches are certainly popular there. Thanks.

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