The Daytona Beach area is home to more than 10 beachfront parks that offer families endless oceanfront fun with the convenience of picnic areas and pavilions, restrooms, splash parks, boardwalks for fishing and playgrounds. Highlights include Lighthouse Point Park and Smyrna Dunes Park on opposite sides of Ponce Inlet offering a combined 125 acres of fun with some areas welcoming pets for a walk, run or a swim.Topping out at 40 acres in Ormond Beach is Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park with areas for favorite sports - football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Other beachfront parks to choose from include: Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Al Weeks Sr. North Shore Park, Frank Rendon Park, Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, Tom Renick Park, Sun Splash Park, and Winterhaven Park.
Salty dog hang outs
No matter your locale, there is a dog park near you: Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, Ormond Beach; Riviera Oaks Dog Park, Holly Hill; Manatee Island Dog Park, Daytona Beach; Lighthouse Point Park & Ponce Inlet Dog Beach and Happy Tails Dog Park, Ponce Inlet; Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach; Barkley Dog Park, DeLand. Be sure to bring doggie bags and fresh water.
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