Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores is a city in Volusia County, East Central Florida.

Understand

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.

The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 126 East Orange Avenue, Tel: +1 386 255-0415 (Fax: +1 386 255-5478), . The official sales and marketing travel organization for Daytona Beach Shores.

Climate

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 90's in July. Dangers include hurricanes from June 1 until November 30.

Get in

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

By plane

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 train

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 car

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 bus

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 boat

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 around

By bus

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 car

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.

See

Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores

Do

Event Dates

Daytona Beach Shores does not have any events of its own, but is affected by events in Daytona Beach to the North:

  • Daytona Kart Week - Dec. 28-30, 2010
  • NASCAR Preseason Thunder - Jan. 20-22, 2011
  • Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona - Jan. 29-30, 2011
  • Speedweek - Feb. 12-20, 2011
  • Daytona 500 Race - Feb. 20, 2011
  • Bike Week - Mar. 4-13, 2011
  • Spring Break - Mar. 13-31, 2011
  • Coke Zero 400 Race - Jul. 2, 2011
  • Biketoberfest - Oct. 13-16, 2011
  • Turkey Rod Run - Nov. 23-26, 2011

Fishing

Golf

Miniature Golf

Sailing

Spa

Tennis

Buy

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.

Shopping

Gift shops

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.

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

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.

Budget

Beachside Motel

Mid-range


Splurge

Vacation rentals

Connect

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.

Internet

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

Stay safe

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 next

Routes through Daytona Beach Shores

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