While the beach is accessible to pedestrians 24/7, beach driving is restricted to specific areas (weather and tides permitting) from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. 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.
Cruising the beach is a great way to see and be seen in Daytona Beach. For just $5 a day you can drive on the designated 18-mile stretch of hard-packed sand during daylight hours. But be careful – stay in the designated traffic lanes and stick to the 10 mph speed limit – it’s strictly enforced. A one-mile zone of vehicle-free beach in front of Daytona Beach’s historic Boardwalk, Main St. Pier and Bandshell opened March 1. The area stretches from U.S. 92 (International Speedway Blvd.) to Seabreeze Blvd. (S.R. 430). Beach driving, a Daytona Beach tradition, remains in effect on 16 of the 23 miles north and south of the new zone.
Drinking is not permitted on the beach at any time. Volusia County Beach Patrol officers strictly enforce the no drinking rule.
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.
Not all properties participate in Spring Break activities.
The Big Red Bus runs up and down Atlantic Ave stopping at most Spring Break hotels and parties. Most of the Spring Break hotels are an easy walk to activities, restaurants and the hot Spring Break clubs on beachside. For sunburned feet, the trolley hits popular spots along A1A. Spring Break activities are typically planned for beach locations and pool decks up and down the Daytona Beach strip. The hub is traditionally centered around the Main Street Pier.
Heading to the mall or one of the off-beach attractions?
Catch a VOTRAN bus from one of the many convenient stops along A1A.