Daytona Beach is the World's Most Famous Beach! From pristine white beaches, a large waterpark, shopping strips, and a shopping mall on the beach with a movie theater there is something for everyone! The city of Daytona Beach is split in two by the Halifax River lagoon, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, and sits on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered on the north by Holly Hill and Ormond Beach and on the south by Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona and Port Orange.
Daytona Beach Shores
Daytona Beach Shores is a charming, friendly, oceanfront community of 4,300 residents located on the barrier island directly south of Daytona Beach, Florida. The city was founded in 1960 by local businessmen who were convinced that a smaller community would better serve the residents.
Just 5.5 miles long, the city features the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Residents and visitors alike take advantage of the pristine beach - whether for sunrise walks or bicycling, frolicking in the sand and surf, or enjoying the quiet solitude of the setting sun. Boats sail and cruise along the waterway, making the views from either the east or the west particularly scenic.
Ormond by the Sea
Ormond by the Sea is a small town located North of Ormond Beach. The boundaries of Ormond-by-the-Sea include the Volusia/Flagler county line on the north, the city of Ormond Beach on the south, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Halifax River on the west. The area has traditionally been called the North Peninsula, although other nicknames such as OBC or OBTS are sometimes used.
Ormond Beach is known as the birthplace of speed! Beginning in 1902, some of the first automobile races were held on the compacted sand from Ormond south to Daytona Beach. The American Automobile Association brought timing equipment in 1903, and the area acquired the nickname "The Birthplace of Speed." Ormond Beach is packed with beautiful white sanded beaches, exquisite golf courses, and the beautiful Loop Scenic Drive.