Daytona Beach Shores is a city in Volusia County, East Central Florida. It's an important part of Daytona Beach's tourism, whether local or not, and offers an alternative to those who prefer the beach to NASCAR and the other activities of Daytona Beach itself.

UnderstandEdit

Daytona Beach Shores was formed in 1960 by a group of moteliers who called themselves "2,000 Cottages." This relatively new city was incorporated in 1967, and stretches for 5 1/2-miles along South Atlantic Ave., (A1A) along the Atlantic Ocean. Continuing south, the scenic community of Ponce Inlet is located at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Because of the similarity in names, Daytona Beach Shores is frequently confused with Daytona Beach, which borders to the north. Daytona Beach Shores is much smaller with fewer hotels and a higher concentration of condominiums instead of hotels.

ClimateEdit

Daytona Beach Shores offers a humid, subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. The winter temperature very rarely drops below freezing. The summers are long and hot, with temperatures frequently in the upper 90s in July. Dangers include hurricanes from June 1 until November 30.

Get inEdit

 
Map of Daytona Beach Shores, relative to Volusia County and Florida, with locations of nearby Cities.

By planeEdit

Daytona Beach Shores has no local airport. If you need to fly here, you will need to find a commercial flight arriving to either Daytona Beach International Airport (the closest), Orlando International Airport, or Jacksonville International Airport.

By trainEdit

Amtrak offers the Amtrak Auto Train service with its southern Terminus located in Sanford (Florida), about 35 miles west of Daytona Beach Shores. The Amtrak Auto Train carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from Florida to the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. You can easily drive your car into Daytona Beach Shores after departing from the Auto Train.

Amtrak offers regular passenger service with the closest stop being near the city of DeLand. This stop is rather remote and is not recommended as an option.

By carEdit

Florida Highway A1A connects Daytona Beach Shores to the outside world by car or motorcycle. Locally named South Atlantic Avenue, the highway connects with Daytona Beach from the North, and Port Orange from Dunlawton Avenue to the West.

By busEdit

Greyhound Bus Lines offers limited bus service to nearby Daytona Beach. Upon arrival at the Daytona Beach Greyhound station, you will need to either transfer to a local Volusia County bus or take a taxicab to complete your trip to Daytona Beach Shores.

By boatEdit

Daytona Beach Shores is not a major port, however, it is accessible via the Intracoastal Waterway, from both the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean. Docking and refueling services are available at the Seven Seas Marina & Boatyard.

Get aroundEdit

By busEdit

VOTRANis the name of the local Volusia County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. A one-day Votran bus pass costs $3.75.

By carEdit

Florida Highway A1A, known as South Atlantic Avenue locally, is the main artery which runs along the beach in Daytona Beach Shores. The main alternative is Peninsula Drive, which runs along the Halifax River, on the West side of the city.

SeeEdit

 
Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores
  • Dahlia Park (on A1A).
  • Fornari Park (next to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel on A1A).
  • McElroy Park (behind the City Senior Center). The city's largest park covers more than three acres and includes a baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables, restrooms and other facilities.
  • Frank Rendon Park, 2705 South Atlantic Ave. Offers sheltered picnic areas, grills, children's playground with padded floor, disability-accessible restrooms, water fountain, outdoor showers, 141 off-street parking spaces, handicapped parking, wheelchair accessible wooden beach walkway, wooden observation deck, beach wheels.
  • Sunset Park, Peninsula Dr (approximately one mile north of Dunlawton Avenue). Overlooks the Intercoastal Waterway.
  • Sunglow Pier, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave. A pier which extends one thousand feet into the Atlantic Ocean. You can sightsee or go fishing from the pier.

DoEdit

 
Map of Daytona Beach Shores

FishingEdit

GolfEdit

Miniature GolfEdit

SailingEdit

SpaEdit

  • Advanced Hair Design, 3280 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 767-5027.
  • Alluring Hair Designs, 3060 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 767-2511.
  • Alyses Tropical Salon, 3114-B South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 304-8865. Offers manicures, pedicures, hair cuts and styling, and hair waxing services.
  • Cherises Salon, 3612 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 760-2035, +1 386 763-0223. Offers hair cuts, facials, nail services, massage therapy, and waxing.
  • Fran's Hair Fashion, 3174-B South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 761-1811. Open M-Sa, 8AM-5PM. Offers hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, silk wrap.
  • Hair Waves, 116 Dunlawton Ave., +1 386 788-2900.
  • Premiere Hair Salon, 3616-E South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 322-4455.

TennisEdit

BuyEdit

ATMs can be found throughout Daytona Beach Shores. Usually larger hotels and convenience stores will have a "generic" ATM machine available; however, be forewarned about hidden service fees.

ShoppingEdit

Gift shopsEdit

There are countless gift shops along the beach drive, Florida Route A1A (South Atlantic Avenue) where you can buy souvenir shirts, beach wear, surfing gear, tacky gifts, etc.

EatEdit

BudgetEdit

Mid-rangeEdit

  • 1 Crabby Joe's Deck and Grill, +1 386 756-4219. Sun Glow Pier, 3701 South Atlantic Ave. Casual seafood cuisine. Full liquor bar.
  • Genovese's Italian Cafe, 116 Dunlawton Ave, +1 386 767-4151. Casual Italian cuisine. Offers specialty pizzas, eggplant rollatini, seafood, veal parmigiana and lobster ravioli.
  • Louises Italian Restaurant, 3408 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 788-5009. Italian cuisine.
  • Mike's Galley, 2514 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 756-2020. American cuisine (Breakfast and Lunch).
  • Milano Restaurant, 3100 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-7273. Italian cuisine (Dinner).
  • Porto Fino Restaurant, 3124 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-9484. Italian cuisine. Includes pastas, pizzas, veal, and seafood dishes. Open nightly for dinner, and takeout is available.
  • Ohana Luau, 2301 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 255-5411. Polynesian style luau with buffet dinner. Family Friendly.
  • Stavro's Beachside Pizza and Pasta House, 2132 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 253-3405. Italian cuisine (Lunch and Dinner).

SplurgeEdit

  • Aurelia's Taste of Rome, 3218 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 788-4266. Italian cuisine; Fine dining.
  • Azure Restaurant (The Shores Resort & Spa), 2637 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-7350. Seafood cuisine.
  • Top of Daytona Restaurant and Lounge, 2625 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-5791. Seafood and Continental cuisine.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

High Season in Daytona Beach Shores runs generally from February through July. Low Season is from September through January. The best rates are usually found in November, December and January.

BudgetEdit

 
Beachside Motel
  • 1 Beachside Motel, 3309 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 256-4719. 31 rooms. Heated pool (Feb. and March), sundeck. All rooms include a full kitchen, private balcony and spacious rooms.
  • 2 Cabana Colony Cottages, 2501 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-8939. Charming 1920s oceanfront and garden view cottages. Continental breakfast, fully equipped kitchens and heated oceanfront pool. 30 units.
  • 3 Famous Shores Motel, 3738 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-2943. Rooms, efficiencies, suites 2-3 bedroom and Handicapped accessible facilities. Heated pool, sun deck area and a BBQ area. Sorry "No Pets". Across the street from the beach.
  • Perry's Cottages, 2139 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 255-0581. Private cottages with nicely appointed kitchens. Located on the beach. Small pets welcome. Two outdoor pools, indoor heated pool. Walking distance to dining and grocery store. 15 units.
  • 4 Sea Scape Inn, 2601 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-7312. Oceanfront efficiencies with sliding door to private balconies. Microwaves and refrigerators in each room. Heated pool, kiddie pool, putting green, BBQ area, shuffleboard. Free continental breakfast. Pet friendly.
  • 5 Sand Castle Motel, 3619 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-3182. Family owned and operated. Kitchens with microwave. Complimentary morning coffee. Daily Newspaper. BBQ area with gas grill. Heated pool and sun deck overlooking the beach.
  • Turtle Inn, 3233 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 761-0426. Time Share property.

Mid-rangeEdit

SplurgeEdit

  • 14 The Shores Resort and Spa (formerly The Hilton), 2637 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 767-7350. A beachfront resort located on The Shores barrier island. This AAA Four-Diamond resort features chic furnishings, oversized windows & spacious terraces or balconies, tiki bar and cabanas and oceanfront pool and sundeck. Also on property, the Indulge Spa, Azure, fine dining, and event venues that are ideal for weddings, meetings, and receptions.

Vacation rentalsEdit

ConnectEdit

Seven digit dialing is in effect for local calls in Daytona Beach Shores. The local area code is 386. For calls within the US or Canada, dial 1+area code+number. There are some public pay phones scattered around the city, but they are becoming increasingly rare with the predominance of cell phones. It is not safe to assume you will be able to find a pay phone at any given time.

The ZIP code in the city of Daytona Beach Shores is 32118.

InternetEdit

It is common for many of the larger hotels and lodgings in the area to offer free internet access for their guests.

Stay safeEdit

Florida has a high occurrence of hurricanes. You might want to check the Hurricane safety page if you are visiting Florida. Beware of lightning in the central part of the state. Daytona Beach Shores is known for a high number of shark attacks, so be careful when surfing. Also, there is a high occurrence of tornadoes in Florida, so check the Tornado safety page.

Daytona Beach Shores has a very efficient Police Department and crime is rare in this city. However, the Police Department is also known to issue a large number of Speeding Tickets to motorists. Be careful not to exceed the speed limit while driving in Daytona Beach Shores.

The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Daytona Beach Shores.

Go nextEdit

  • Daytona Beach - The Shore's famous neighbor to the North offers NASCAR racing and other special events.
  • Ponce Inlet - A scenic fishing village located the southern tip of the beach peninsula. Here you will find the historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Marine Science Center, local charter fishing boats, along with several of the area's best seafood restaurants.
  • Port Orange - A quiet, but rapidly growing city just West of the Shores on the mainland, where you can enjoy Golf and Tennis.
Routes through Daytona Beach Shores
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