Welcome from all of us in Volusia County
We're proud of our
beautiful beaches and we work to keep them attractive for
the enjoyment of all who visit these alluring sandy
To assure you have the
safest, most enjoyable trip to the seashore you possibly
can, we offer the following tips on safety at the beach.
Please help make your
day at the beach safe and fun. It is recommended you swim
with a friend. Always swim near a red, portable lifeguard
tower. If you experience strong currents, called rip
currents, wave your arms back and forth over your head to
gain the attention of a lifeguard and swim parallel to
the shore to free yourself from the current's strong
pull. Jellyfish are "transparent blobs"
floating in the ocean. Swim away from them. They can
inflict a painful sting. If you get stung by a jellyfish,
see a Beach Patrol Officer.
Beach Patrol Officers are responsible for public safety, environmental
conservation and law enforcement. Traffic regulation,
retrieving keys locked in cars and answering questions
about the beach environment, assisting lost children and
lifesaving first aid all are in a day's work. The
following measures are enforced for your safety.
Please adhere to
10 mph speed limit on the beach.
Parking is allowed
only in designated areas on the east side of the
marked dune line, unless otherwise directed. Do
not disturb the vegetation or sand dunes. Double
parking is not permitted. Improperly parked
vehicles will be towed.
Please do not sit
or lie in a traffic lane. Sunbathing is permitted
only directly to the west of parked vehicles or
to the east of the driving lanes.
Please do no throw
Frisbees, balls or other objects across the line
Driving on the
beach at night is not permitted. Please check
with a Beach Patrol Officer for directions to
beverages are not permitted on the beach or
Animals are not
allowed on the beach.
are allowed, but open fires of any type are
Please dispose of
litter or trash in receptacles provided.
is not permitted.
are prohibited on the beach.
directly in front of a lifeguard.
lifeguards for approval of flotation devices.
Surfing and jet
skiing are permitted only in designated areas.
Please keep noise
level of audio devices to an acceptable volume.
Removing of beach
sand is not permitted.
Consult any Beach
Patrol Officer for safety information or first
phone: (Daytona Beach Area) 239-SURF
Beach Area) 423-3330
The Natural Beach
Areas generally correspond to the areas where
off-beach development is less intense. The dune
habitats within this area largely are intact.
These areas also have the highest concentration
of turtle nests on Volusia beaches. Public
driving and parking is not allowed in the Natural
Beach Areas are those areas which have a mixture
of natural dunes and some beach seawalls. The
concentration of people in these areas generally
is less intense most of the year. Sea turtle
nesting in these areas is moderate. Public
driving and parking is allowed in the
Transitional Beach Areas 30 feet seaward of the
dunes or seawall.
The Urban Beach
Areas are those areas where off-beach development
includes hotels, high-rise condominiums and
seawalls. The concentration of people is the most
intense most of the year. Sea turtle nesting in
these areas is minimal. Public driving and
parking is allowed in the Urban Beach Areas 15
feet seaward of the dunes or seawall.
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