A new day’s born in Daytona, the rising sun lights up the sky,
you feel so well in Florida, all pain is gone - don’t ask me why!
Daytona Beach was founded in the year 1870 by Matthias Day. The, at the time, three separate towns ‘Daytona Beach’, ‘Daytona’ and ‘Seabreeze’ finally merged in the year 1926 to ‘Daytona Beach’. Since the 1920’s Daytona Beach has the nickname ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach’.
The City Daytona Beach with it’s population of nearly 65,000 is placed in Volusia County, Florida, U.S.A., directly on the Atlantic Ocean. 500,000 people live in associated areas around Daytona Beach.
The Halifax River lagoon splits Daytona Beach on the east-west axis into two areas, connected by seven bridges. Ormond Beach and Holy Hill are bordering Daytona Beach in the north, and Daytona Beach Shores and Port Orange in the south.
Hard compressed sand which has allowed generations spectacular car races at the beach, has created the historical reputation of Daytona as a mecca for motor sports.
Daytona Beach is known as the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ - a 500 feet (at low tide) wide and more than 23 miles long beach with fine sand which was perfect for car races in the past. Today it’s still allowed - in designated areas - to everyone to take a ride on the beach with a car. After paying a small fee, everybody will be able to understand the feelings of the historical race driver - but now with a maximum speed limit of 10 miles/hour.
On weekends, during the holidays and at special events, the beach is like a funfair. Everywhere you can buy drinks and foods, you can get beach rentals, drive scooters and bicycles and watch the surfers and kite surfers. You’ll never feel bored ...
The clear water is always perfect to cool you down from the tropical heat.
Feel safe with lifeguards on duty.
Those who get up early in the morning and go for a walk on the beach will be witness of a fabulous sunrise. This magic moment gives you the feeling of the beginning of a new chapter of life. A perfect start to your day while breathing and feeling the energy. If you have never experienced those moments in your life, something will be missing in your personal history!
After a long day at the beach, there are plenty of thing’s to do in the afternoons/evenings. Maybe you’ll go for a shopping tour? Daytona Beach gives you a lot of possibilities for spending your money to fulfill your wishes.
Downtown Daytona Beach has a full variety of unique boutiques, antique shops, jewelry stores and other fabulous shops.
And if you’re hungry, you can find countless dining venues on every corner here in Daytona Beach.
The Volusia Mall presents you, in more than 120 stores, all opportunities for your shopping pleasure. This Mall opened in 1974 and is located on 1700 West International Speedway Blvd..
Ocean Walk Shoppes - the open-air shopping center, including a 10 screen movie theater, offers you dining, shopping and entertainment. Easy to find on 250 North Atlantic Ave., in the heart of the beach area.
This will be not enough? No problem! Everywhere in and around Daytona Beach you’ll find typical supermarkets and specialized shopping stores from the nationwide known brands.