The World's Most Famous Beach
Since 1920, Daytona Beach has been living up to its nickname, drawing millions of visitors in the process. This area received its nickname and popularity through its natural beauty and the hard, compact sand that began the tradition of beach driving (and racing). As early as 1902, pioneers in automobiles brought their inventions to the sands of the Central Florida coast. This pursuit of speed became actual races and continued on until 1959 when William France created NASCAR and brought the racing inland to a track, Daytona International Speedway.
Decades later the speed is gone, but the Daytona Beach area sands still hold their opportunity. For five dollars, families and friends gather in cars or trucks, pack coolers, radios and umbrellas and embark onto the sands that run along the east coast of Volusia County. But remember, no racing! The speed limit is now 10 mph. Drive Safe!
Beach driving maps and further information.