With 23 miles of beach to choose from, Daytona Beach in Florida is a sunny, welcome respite from the winter. If you’re thinking sand, surf and selfies, this stretch is a photogenic choice. While it’s known for motor racing, try it the eco-friendly way – walk, bicycle, swim and soak in the sun. Here’s Daytona beach top spots through the lens:
Walk along any of the 23 miles of sandy white beaches from Ormond-By-The-Sea to Ponce Inlet, and capture the East coast sunrises, marine life and surfers. Twilight is a special time on the beach.
This particular sign is located at the easternmost section of Main Street and will lead you directly to the Daytona Beach Pier.
Pedal power your way around the Loop – a 34-mile scenic route through tree-lined canopy roads and you will also pass the serene Tomoka River Basin.
Spanning the Halifax River, the International Speedway Boulevard is over 3,000 feet. From its highest point, it offers a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway; from below, Italian-designed tiles of manatees, dolphins and other native Florida wildlife appeal to visitors.
Second in height only to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is Florida’s tallest. For 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and more, climb the 203 steps to the top. Completed in 1887, the Lighthouse stretches 175 feet into the sky.
The Historic Clocktower Plaza is at the hub of all Daytona Beach boardwalk festivities. Arising alongside the oceanfront, the clocktower is in good company – from the coquina Daytona Beach Bandshell to the historic markers and monuments denoting the area’s racing heritage. Say cheese!
Projecting into the Atlantic Ocean from the southernmost tip of the destination, the Ponce Inlet Jetty offers the best in marine life photography. Given its remote sense of place, it is a popular destination for eco-tours and happy brides-to-be.
Two of the last six remaining wooden piers in Florida are perched in the waters off Daytona Beach. Great food and views – what more could you ask for?
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