Beach Info

The Volusia County Council passed the following rules for beach visitors:

  • Drive with your headlights on and at least one front window completely open.
  • Texting while beach driving is prohibited.
  • Motorists may drive from north to south in these areas: International Speedway Boulevard south to Silver Beach Avenue in Daytona Beach.
  • No parking in front of these three beachfront parks:  Sun Splash Park, Daytona Beach; Frank Rendon Park, Daytona Beach Shores; and Flagler Avenue Park, New Smyrna Beach.

Keep the beach safe and enjoyable

  • Always swim directly in front of a lifeguard.
  • The 10 mph speed limit is strictly enforced. Violators will be fined $116 and up.
  • Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach except service animals required due to a disability, as governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Music or noise that can be heard from more than 50 feet of the source is illegal.
  • It is illegal to disturb dune vegetation.
  • Driving or parking in the conservation zone is prohibited.
  • Personal watercraft operators must stay in the proper zones and wear a helmet at all times.
  • Beachgoers are permitted to grill on the beach. If using charcoal to grill, beachgoers must take the charcoal with them and properly dispose of it off of the beach. Charcoal cannot be disposed in the beach trash/recycle containers and it may not be put in the sand.
  • Do not leave any items on the beach. Items left unattended on the beach during the restricted hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be considered abandoned and removed and discarded by county staff.

Beach Warning Flags

  • Double red flags means water is closed to the public.
  • Red flag is high hazard meaning high surf and/or strong currents.
  • Yellow flag is medium hazard meaning moderate surf and/or currents.
  • Green flag is low hazard meaning calm conditions, exercise caution.
  • Purple flag means dangerous marine life spotted.

Absence of flags does not assure safe waters.

Protect the beach environment

  • Don’t disturb a turtle that is crawling to or from the ocean or laying eggs. Watch from a distance.
  • Avoid shining lights on the beach at night as this may frighten away nesting females and interfere with the baby turtles’ ability to find the sea.
  • Avoid walking or cycling in places posted as nesting areas.
  • Immediately report any injured or dead sea turtle to the nearest Volusia County Beach Safety employee.
  • Do not disturb markers or protective screening over turtle nests. These nests are being studied and protected.
  • Avoid walking on the dunes along the beach.
  • Don’t disturb nesting sea birds.
  • Don’t litter. Cigarette butts, fishing line and other trash can harm the animals and birds along the beach.
  • Do your part to spread the word about environment-friendly habits on the beach.