Beach Guidelines & Safety

regulations-tinyIcon General Beach Regulations

  • Alcohol and disposable cups are prohibited on 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.
  • 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:  
    • Frank Rendon Park - 2705 S. Atlantic Ave. - Daytona Beach Shores
    • Tom Rennick Park - 1575 Oceanshore Blvd., - 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.  
  • Please 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.
  • Dogs are permitted in specific areas only.

driving-tinyIcon Driving on the Beach

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.

During sea turtle nesting season, May 1 - Oct. 31, driving hours are set from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic lanes and speed limits are clearly marked. To see areas where beach driving is allowed, click here for beach access ramps.

parking-tinyIcon Public Parking

Beach parking is available in marked areas just west of the traffic lanes and east of the Conservation Zones. Be sure to park perpendicular to the shoreline, and for safety reasons, do not position yourself, chairs or umbrellas between cars.

Questions? While at the beach, feel free to contact one of our friendly Beach Patrol officials for assistance - or contact us. We're here to help!

Things to Know - The Daytona Beach area's highly trained lifeguards use a system of flags to signify beach conditions and keep beach goers safe. For more information, click here

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