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Besides Daytona Beach’s famous speedway and beautiful, expansive beaches, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Daytona Beach Pier. The original pier was constructed entirely out of palm logs around the turn of the 20th century. It extended 600 feet into the ocean, but sadly burned down in 1920 in a devastating fire. A few years later, the remains were sold and the pier was rebuilt. 

The Ins and Outs of Surf Fishing in Daytona Beach

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Florida boasts some of the best fishing in the world, and the Daytona Beach area is no exception. Whether you’re winding through the backwaters in a canoe or trolling offshore on a charter, there are endless ways to experience a fishing adventure here. In fact, some of the most easily accessible fishing is done right off the beach — it’s the ideal beach activity if you have a wide range of ages in your vacation crew! 

Surrounded by winding rivers, backwater inlets and a big, beautiful ocean, it’s not a mystery why Daytona Beach has attracted so many anglers over the years.

The backwaters of Florida are known worldwide for being prime fishing spots, and Daytona Beach puts you in the perfect position to make the most of them. Navigating unfamiliar waters might not provide a most fruitful fishing trip, so hiring a local guide to take you and your crew out can make all the difference. And, luckily for you — though

From the moment you pass the “Last Bridge to Mainland” sign while hugging the Atlantic coastline on your way to Ponce Inlet, you know you’re in for a remote escape. Just a few short miles south of Daytona Beach at the southernmost tip of the peninsula sits a locale known for being home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Ponce Inlet is worth the short drive from Daytona Beach to experience all sorts of water, air and land adventures. 

With year-round beautiful weather, bodies of water at every turn and a geographically diverse ecosystem, Daytona Beach offers endless fishing opportunities for first-timers and pros alike. Although you’re likely most familiar with the area’s salty, sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean, there are many freshwater fishing options in the area, as well. 

Looking to gear up for your Daytona Beach-area fishing excursion? Before you hit the water, head to The Fishin’ Hole, a favorite local bait and tackle shop conveniently located on North Beach Street. This hometown, family-owned shop was established in 1959 and is still considered the go-to full-service fishing and tackle spot in the greater Daytona

Florida is known worldwide for its abundant saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities, and Daytona Beach is no exception. Whether you are a professional fisherman, are a first-timer or simply enjoy catching some peace of mind, the Daytona Beach area offers innumerable places that are perfect for casting a line. One great way to dabble in local