Piers are an extension of community and attract fishermen, young and old couples in love, and those who love a scenic stroll with wide expansive views of the coastline. Daytona Beach is home to two of the six wooden piers that exist in Florida today. Located just a few short miles from each other, each pier has a story to tell and beckons its own family of visitors to return year after year. They make great photo ops at sunrise and when playful dolphins, majestic seabirds and surfers are spotted playing in the ocean waves.
Restaurants are perched on both of the iconic piers - Daytona Beach Pier is home to Joe's Crab Shack and Sunglow Pier is home to Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill. The Daytona Beach Pier, a landmark since 1925, is centrally located and surrounded by the Daytona Beach boardwalk amusements area. Fishing is allowed on the east end of the pier at no cost and fishing licenses are not required. To get to the fishing portion of Sunglow Pier, which is located in Daytona Beach Shores, fishermen walk through the restaurant which makes for a nice casual vibe and offers diners a peek at the day's catch.
If you go to the Daytona Beach Pier, be sure to check out The Roof, a restaurant located just above Joe's Crab Shack. Both offer delicious house specialties. If you're looking for someone to cook your catch, you can bring it to Crabby Joe's and they'll fry up a basket for you.
opens for fishing at dawn and closes at 10 p.m. Adults, $7 + tax; children 12 and under $3. Pole rentals are $3. From November 1 to March 15, hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.
Daytona Beach Pier
The east end of the pier is undergoing repairs and is currently closed for fishing. Typically, fishing is allowed on the east end of the pier for free from March 16 to October 31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.