city in Volusia County, Florida, United States

Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County, East Central Florida. Ormond Beach is adjacent to the north of Daytona Beach.

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Sunrise at Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach is located at the north end of the Daytona Beach area. Ormond Beach was once home to oil industry multi-millionaire, John D. Rockefeller and railroad magnate, Henry Flagler, as well as the early automotive pioneers who tested their inventions on the hard-packed beach.

Today, Ormond Beach is known as the "Birthplace of Speed" and celebrates its racing heritage with annual events that reenact the early days of racing on the beach. Visitors to the area can enjoy a tour through the Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller, canoeing, fishing and viewing a vast array of wildlife at the Tomoka State Park. The area also boasts several beachfront and riverfront parks. Visitors seeking a quieter part of the beach can find it in the Ormond Beach area. In fact, beach driving is not allowed at the northern end of Ormond Beach.

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Ormond Beach offers a humid, subtropical climate that is typical throughout Florida. Winters are dry and mild, marked by a constant series of cold fronts and warm-ups. Temperatures dip into the low 40s and upper 30s on occasion, although freezes are rare. Snowfall is very rare.

Temperatures in spring are famously pleasant with warm afternoons, cool evenings, and far less humidity. The summers are long, hot and humid, with temperatures frequently in the upper 90's in July. Thunderstorms are frequent in summer afternoons. Dangers include hurricanes from June 1 until November 30, although the area has not been threatened since the storms of 2004.

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Although Ormond Beach has a Municipal Airport, it primarily serves privately owned aircraft. Commercial flights to this area are provided by Daytona Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport, or Jacksonville International Airport.

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Amtrak offers the Amtrak Auto Train service with its southern Terminus located in Sanford (Florida), about 35 miles west of Ormond Beach. 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 Ormond Beach 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 bus edit

Greyhound Bus Lines offers 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 Ormond Beach.

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Ormond Beach is easily accessible by car. Both I-95 and U.S. Highway 1 pass through Ormond Beach. A1A is a scenic North/South route along the beach.

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Getting around by car is very easy and convenient in Ormond Beach. The major roads are all wide and easy to drive on with all the major areas signposted, but traffic jams around major intersections are common in the afternoons, and around the tourist areas on Saturday nights.

The main tourism area is Atlantic Avenue (North and South), a strip of road that runs parallel to the beach.

By Bus edit

  • 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.
  • A1A Beachside Trolley operates from January to Labor Day (September) along Atlantic Avenue on the beachside. They are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.

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County Parks edit

  • Bicentennial Park, 1800 Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • Highbridge Park, 39 Highbridge Road. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Free.

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  • Birthplace of Speed Park, 25 Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • The Casements, 35 East Granada Blvd. The Casements is the former home of John D. Rockefeller Sr. The City of Ormond Beach later bought the property and has turned it into a community center and museum.
  • Central Park, 601 Flemming Ave.
  • Haas Park, 900 W. Granada Blvd.
  • Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave. Boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic tables.

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  • Halifax Plantation Golf Club, 3400 Halifax Club House Drive, +1 386 676-9600. Golf course nestled within a lush and magnificent canopy of century-old oaks, tall pines and natural vegetation on high rolling terrain.
  • Riviera Country Club, 500 Calle Grande Street, +1 386 677-2464.

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  • Horseshoe Farms, 2499 Durrance Lane, +1 386 672-1496. Situated on 5,000 acres of woodlands filled with native wildlife, this farm offers trail rides and hay rides by appointment; riding lessons.

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  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, 226 Cardinal Drive, +1 386 676-9326. Offers a pirate-themed miniature golf course.

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  • Ormond Beach Tennis Center, 38 East Granada Boulevard, +1 386-872-7088. Tennis center offers eight clay, lighted tennis courts and a tennis pro is on site and available for instructions and lessons.
  • Trails Racquet Club, 300 Main Trail, +1 386 677-8081. Offers eight lighted clay tennis courts; includes a pro shop and lessons by a professional.

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  • Granada Plaza, 161 East Granada Blvd (Beachside). Granada Plaza is 107,066 sq. ft. shopping center anchored by Granada Gourmet, Peach Valley Cafe, Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks, TGI Fridays, Walgreens.
  • Ormond Towne Square, 1478 West Granada Blvd (Mainland). Ormond Towne Square is a 251,645 sq. ft. shopping center, featuring many national, regional, and local restaurants, retailers, offices, and service oriented businesses, including Publix supermarket, Beall's, Ross Dress-For-Less, Bank Of America, and SunTrust Bank.

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  • Genovese's Italian Cafe, 183 East Granada Blvd., (386) 677-3222. Serving pizza, pasta, salads, calzones and strombolis. Beer and wine. Open everyday. Lunch and dinner.
  • Charlie Horse Restaurant, 810 South Atlantic Ave., (386) 672-4347. Seafood is the specialty of the house. Famous for all-you-can-eat king crab legs. Wide variety of salads and sandwiches. Serving Beer and wine. Open everyday. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Dustin's Bar-B-Que, 1320 West Granada Blvd., (386) 677-5292. Wide variety of pork, beef and chicken Bar-B-Que. Beer and wine. Lunch and dinner. Open everyday.
  • Alfie's Restaurant , 1666 Oceanshore Blvd., (386) 441-7024. Seafood, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Full liquor bar. Open everyday. Lunch and dinner.
  • Hull's Seafood Kitchen and Market, 111 West Granada Blvd., (386) 673-8888. Casual seafood eatery and retail seafood store with extensive selection of shellfish and fresh locally caught fish and crabs. Beer and wine. Lunch and dinner. Open everyday.

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  • A1A Travel Inn, 342 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 676-1606. Across street from beach. Small pets permitted. Affordable daily, weekly, and monthly packages. All rooms have a micro-fridge. $79 (Mar 2022).
  • Driftwood Resort, 657 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 677-1331. The waves crash outside the windows. $99 (Mar 2022.

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  • Aquarius Condo Rental Association, 1575 Ocean Shore Blvd, +1 386-441-2050. Oceanfront condo. Two bedroom or studio apartments. Heated pool, full kitchens, guest laundry, oceanfront, ocean view underground parking, traffic free beach.

Stay safe edit

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. Ormond Beach 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.

Ormond Beach has varying crime intensity by neighborhood. In certain parts of the city it may not be safe to walk alone or even in small groups at night. Tourist areas rarely have violent crimes, but theft is an occasional occurrence. The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Ormond Beach.

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  • Seven digit dialing is in effect for local calls in Ormond Beach. The local area code is (386).

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Internet edit

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

Public Libraries edit

Public libraries in the area offer free computer internet access to Volusia County residents. There is a small charge for non-residents.

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