Beach Guidelines & Safety
Our beaches provide a variety of great options for you and your family!
Want to enjoy a pristine beach setting with no motorized vehicles? We've got that! Prefer the convenience of driving your vehicle onto the hard-packed sands to unload your tents, umbrellas, chairs, coolers, and kids all at once? We've got that, too!
The beach is accessible to pedestrians 24/7, and beach driving is available in specific areas only (weather and tides permitting) from sunrise to sunset. You can enjoy our driving areas at a maximum speed of 10 mph, with headlights on and windows down for safety - and of course, no texting.
To see daily Daytona Beach tide information, check out Volusia.org for more details.
General Beach Rules and Information
- Driving on the beach comes with a small fee of $20 per vehicle, per day which allows for an entire day of beach driving and parking. In an effort to conserve our natural resources, beach access is limited to specific sections of the beach and is dependent on tide conditions.
- Alcohol, glass containers and pets are prohibited on Volusia County beaches.
- Use and/or possession of fireworks is prohibited on Volusia County beaches. Florida Senate Bill 140 regarding the use of fireworks on designated holidays does not apply to Volusia County beaches. Fireworks cannot be used on the beach, at beachfront parks or access points (including ramps and walkovers.)
- Please leave only footprints behind; use only paper products on the beach, and dispose of them in the trash cans which are posted conveniently throughout the length of the beach.
- Always swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower.
- Parents should accompany minor children in the water even if they know how to swim.
- Please take care not to park in soft sand areas or on vegetation.
- Dogs are not permitted on the oceanfront beaches but there are some pet-friendly waterfront areas. Check out these "salty dog hang outs."
- Be sure that any fires are contained to a grill, and please dispose of ashes properly once cooled.
- Bonfires on the beach: Volusia County has fire rings available free of charge and by reservation only at Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores; Tom Rennick Park, 1575 Oceanshore Boulevard, Ormond Beach. Call the Volusia County Beach Safety at (386) 239-6414 ext. 230 to reserve a fire ring and don't forget to bring the marshmallows! Beach visitors are also permitted to bring their own bonfire pit as long as it's not sea turtle nesting season, May 1 - October 31. No permit necessary. All rules still apply.
- When driving, do not exceed a maximum of 10 mph, leave headlights on and windows down for safety, and of course, no texting.
Questions? While at the beach, feel free to contact one of our friendly Volusia County Beach Safety officials for assistance. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 386-239-7873, go to their website at Volusia.org, or contact us. We're here to help!