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.
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- Driving on the Beach
- Beach Guidelines & Safety
- Beachfront Parks
- Public Parking
- Sea Turtle Season
Questions? While at the beach, feel free to contact one of our friendly Volusia County Beach Patrol officials for assistance. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and 386-239-7873 or contact us. We're here to help!