Tucked between the high rises in Daytona Beach, you can find the Sunglow Pier, stretching out into the Atlantic. It’s a little piece of old-time Florida, rustic and charming, as real as a swamp-full of ‘gators. You can enjoy eggs and a Bloody Mary or an exceedingly generous fish sandwich at Crabby Joe’s while fishermen wander through the restaurant with their poles and buckets; you can buy an ice cream cone or dangle a line off of the pier or just stroll out to end of it for a look-see.
Check out this video I shot there the other day!
Daytona Beach boasts a boatload of oceanfront accommodations, which means a boatload of bargains for you, and it offers shopping and nightlife galore. You can drive on the beach or park (for free) at one of the many beach access areas and hike out to the seashore. You can parasail or surf or fish, or tour the Ponce Lighthouse, just a splash south in Ponce Inlet.