Driving and parking on the beach is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset from November 1 through April 30 and from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm from May 1 through October 31.
There is a $20 per day per vehicle user fee to drive and park on the Daytona Beach oceanfront. There is no cost for Volusia County residents to access and park on the beach in December and January (ID or Registration required).
Annual beach passes are $25 for Volusia County residents and $100 for non-residents.
Valid Handicapped-Registered Vehicles are NOT charged a beach or park toll. Persons with handicap license plates are issued a sticker for their vehicle. Persons with a placard are issued a Daily Pass ticket. https://www.volusiabeachpass.com/projects/annual-handicap-pass/
Beach driving is restricted to specific areas (weather and tides permitting), see PDF below. Starting from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset you can access the beach with your vehicle. You must use the access points listed below. You cannot just drive out on the beach in undesignated areas.
During sea turtle nesting season, May 1 through October 31, driving hours are set from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The posted speed limit is 10 miles per hour and traffic lanes are clearly marked. While driving, a vehicle’s headlights must be on and at least one front window down.
Here are some ways you can make Daytona Beach safe for everyone:
- 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 guide dogs accompanying visually impaired persons or hearing ear dogs accompanying hearing impaired persons.
- Music or noise which 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.
- Please help us 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.