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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.

General Beach Rules and Information

  • Alcohol and disposable cups are prohibited on the beach. 
  • 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 permitted in specific areas only. 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 Patrol 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 Patrol officials for assistance. Please contact them at beachsafety@volusia.org and 386-239-7873 or contact us. We're here to help!

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