Daytona Beach Volusia County, Florida
The entire length of the "World's Most Famous Beach" is devoted to the normal seaside pleasures with glitter of a fun resort and the luxury of first class accommodations. From the huge municipal marina to Jackie Robinson Stadium (home of the Daytona Cubs) to four University campuses, to expansive medical centers and the new world headquarters of Ladies Professional Golf Association, there is something here for all. Mentioning a few runs the risk of missing the important. One can hear top performers and even the London Symphony Orchestra at the Peabody Auditorium. Visit the marvelous Museum of Arts and Sciences and dine at hundreds of restaurants for all tastes. Visit the Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory for a Gourmet Treat. Daytona is dedicated to serving the visitor.
Daytona hosts "Spring Break", "Race Weeks", "Bike Week" (thousands of motorcycles) and more golf year-round than most can handle. Exhibits and shows at the huge Ocean Center cover just about everything.
Simply put: Daytona Beach is always fun and never dull! Who could ask for more?
Daytona Beach, Florida is so famous, that people come from all over the world to visit. The twenty-three mile stretch of sand is most lively, especially during Spring Break or Bike Week. There are die-hard fans of beach driving, surfers and regular tourists who want to swim and surf the wave-filled waters that cascade constantly to shore. There are a few things people can do to guarantee themselves the ultimate vacation trip to Volusia County, just by taking easy precautions to avoid accidents while at Daytona Beach.
Driving sections are situated in marked areas along eighteen miles of designated beach. People are not allowed to speed, and generally drive between 5 to 10 miles per hour. The speed limit is ten miles per hour, and even though the speed limit is clearly marked throughout the stretch, some people may choose to go faster. This usually results in stuck-in-the-sand car tires, and aside from getting ticketed, this is a major nuisance not only for the people who choose to break the rules but for those who abide by the rules as well.
To keep safe around these types of beach drivers, make sure to set up your spot in the sand away from the cars. Some people have actually been run over by passing motorists that failed to see them! This is generally a rare occurrence, but it doesn't hurt to exercise caution. Most people at Daytona Beach are very cautious of others, and the beach has been grooving harmoniously since the 40's and 50's with cars and people.
When it comes to swimming and surfing, lifeguard towers are situated all along the stretch of sand. Pay attention to the lifeguards, and always swim near the lifeguard station in your location. Read the signs posted in regard to current water situations.
Be careful of jellyfish. If you get stung, wash the wound in saltwater, and call for medical help. With a few simple precautions, your day at the "World's Most Famous Beach" will provide fun and memories to last a lifetime.
By Linda Stamberger
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