While Daytona Beach has 26 beach access points and numerous parks, the center of the action is Breakers Oceanfront Park, located at 13 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, just south of the iconic Daytona Beach Main Street Pier.
Dubbed “World’s Most Famous Beach” by the 1920s, Daytona Beach still has an air of excitement surrounding it, with a hint of a carnival atmosphere. Breakers Park is bordered by great shops, eateries and attractions, and a handy walkway connects it to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. It’s busy, and popular with families, couples and groups of friends.
Daytona’s smooth, hard-packed sand and wide beach are legends in their own right, with a history of car racing on the beach that began in 1936. Breakers doesn’t offer driving on the beach, but today, that same sand – a shimmering, creamy brown with streaks of cinnamon– offers an ideal surface for a stroll by the waves.
At Breakers, expect a large splash pool centered around a fountain, plenty of palms, stunning ocean views, and a backdrop of a bustling cityscape.
Anticipate some surf, which will vary depending on tides, the wind, and offshore systems.
On or near the beach
Kick back on the sand, take a surfing lesson, or swim.
Visit Daytona Beach Main Street Pier for fishing or to grab a bite at Joe’s Crab Shack. And make sure to check out what’s happening at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.
Breakers Oceanfront Park boasts handicapped beach and pier access. Free beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Here’s more info about Daytona Beach accessibility.
While Breaker’s doesn’t offer beach driving, this PDF map has locations where you can drive on the beach, as well as other parks with handicap access. Handicap vehicles get free access to the beach.
Only 2.5 acres, Breaker’s Oceanfront Park is packed with amenities, which include a multipurpose field, splash fountain, sand volleyball court, walking paths, restrooms, water fountains, and an Environmental Learning Center.
Ocean Walk Beach Services offers rentals of all sorts.
The Volusia County Florida Beaches app provides real-time information on beach parks, lifeguard stations, drive-on ramps, access points, restrooms and park features.
Here’s a map that includes lifeguard stations.
Breaker’s offers off-beach parking and valet parking. Here’s more parking information and other parking options. Here’s a map of beach access points and areas where you can drive and park on the beach.