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     WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEACHSIDE AND MAINLAND?

BEACHSIDE: This is the area that is East of the Halifax River. A1A (Atlantic Avenue) is the main road which runs along the coast. Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet are the main towns located BEACHSIDE.

MAINLAND: This is the area West of the Halifax River. Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, South Daytona and Port Orange are the main towns located MAINLAND.


     BEACH FACTS ....

HANDICAPPED SERVICES: Surf Chairs - The Beach Patrol Officers or lifeguards will provide any handicapped person with a special beach wheelchair FREE. Please call 676-4160 for more information.

There's no charge for vehicles with handicapped stickers to drive or park on the beach.

PARKING & DRIVING ON THE BEACH: Daily beach driving passes are $5.00 per vehicle, February 1 through November 30. After 3 pm, daily passes are $3.00. Annual passes are available to residents for only $20.00 or $40.00 for non-residents. A Superpass is also available. Call Republic Parking at 386-254-4605 for information.

The beach is always open and free to pedestrians and bicyclists.

The beach speed limit is 10mph and is strictly enforced! Violators will be fined $41 and up.

Beach Access is closed during high tide.

SUNBATHING: A new law in Volusia County stipulates that it is illegal to sunbathe next to your car due to the limited parking spaces on the beach. You may, however, sunbathe in front or behind your car.

SURF REPORT: Call 253-1234 for daily surf reports or visit http://volusia.org/beach/driving.htm

TIDE INFORMATION: Call 423-3373 for daily tide reports or visit http://volusia.org/beach/driving.htm

BEACH RULES:
Always swim directly in front of a Lifeguard.
The 10 mph speed limit is strictly enforced. Violators will be fined $41 and up.
Alcohol, pets and glass containers are not allowed.
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.

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT - Turtle nesting season is from May 1st - October 31st.
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.

     FISHING? GET THE "REEL" SCOOP ....

If you are planning a trip on a chartered fishing or party boat, fishing off of a licensed pier or are under the age of 16, you won't need a fishing license. Otherwise click here for much more information on fresh and saltwater fishing. - http://www.floridaconservation.org/

 


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