Driving on the Beach

Daytona Beach is dubbed the “World’s Most Famous Beach” for a variety of reasons, but mainly for its 23 miles of wide, hard-packed white-sand beaches that welcomed the first automobile and motorcycle races in 1902. Today, while professional drivers stick to the track at the ‘World Center of Racing’, Daytona International Speedway, visitors still enjoy driving along Daytona Beach. 

Map of Beach Access Ramps in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach

See the map below to find access points and to show you where you can drive on the beach or which areas are car-free. 

Daytona Beach Driving Map

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Beach driving is one of the most popular and iconic activities beach goers have come to enjoy as part of their Daytona Beach vacation tradition. Take a scenic ride or put your car in park to enjoy a beach day with everything you need just a stone’s throw from your beach towel. Cars aren’t the only mode of transportation worthy of our breathtaking beaches. Those traveling on two wheels can have just as much fun. Our white-sand beaches are perfect for an early morning peddle, a relaxing afternoon cruise, or a romantic ride at dusk before a night on the town.

Beach Driving Fee & Safety Guidelines

Beach driving is a selective activity that can only be enjoyed in a few areas around the United States and in Florida is limited to the spectacular beaches right here in the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach areas on Florida’s East Coast. Beach access points can be found along Florida’s Atlantic Highway, otherwise known as A1A, in the heart of Daytona Beach. Driving on the beach comes with a small fee of $20 per vehicle which allows for an entire day of beach driving and parking. Beach Guidelines & Safety include not exceeding a maximum of 10 mph, with headlights on and windows down for safety, and no texting. In an effort to conserve our natural resources, beach access is limited to specific sections of the beach and is dependent on tide conditions. 

Got time for a virtual beach drive now?

Cars are permitted in designated areas of the beach from sunrise to sunset, tidal conditions permitting. Driving speed is a maximum of 10 mph, with lights on, windows down and of course, no texting. Visit Daytona Beach and find out why people love to vacation here. 

Take a virtual drive on Daytona Beach in this video!

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