Car race on the Beach

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Driving on the beaches of the Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach areas is a Volusia County tradition dating back to the early days of the automobile. For years, beachgoers have enjoyed a leisurely drive on the wide, hard-packed sands. Please be a responsible beach driver by driving only in designated areas and observing the 10mph speed limit. The driving areas are designated by signs and wooden posts. Please watch for pedestrians, sunbathers and wildlife. Parking is allowed east, or seaward, of the posts.

Beach driving is permitted daily seaward of the clearly marked dune conservation zone depending on tides and access ramps being opened. The beach is open to vehicles May 1st through October 31st from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and November 1st through April 30 from sunrise to sunset.

The daily vehicular beach access fee is $5.00. Season beach passes are available at $20 for Volusia County residents and $40 for non-residents. Daily and seasonal passes may ONLY be purchased at the tollbooths. For further information regarding beach passes, contact Republic Parking at (386) 254-4605

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

Please be a responsible beach driver by driving only in designated areas and observing the 10mph speed limit. The driving areas are designated by signs and wooden posts. Please watch for pedestrians, sunbathers and wildlife. Parking is allowed east, or seaward, of the posts.

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Beach Warning Flags

Watch for the Flags!

Your safety and enjoyment of Volusia’s beaches are affected by changes in tide and surf conditions. To minimize the risks of drowning or serious injury, Volusia County uses beach warning flags in four colors accompanied by interpretive signs along the beach to explain the meaning of each color.

  • Green: Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution.
  • Yellow: Medium hazard, moderate surf and/or currents.
  • Red: High hazard, high surf and/or strong currents.
  • Red over Red [i.e., two red flags]: Water closed to the public.
  • Purple: Dangerous marine life.

*Absence of Flags Does Not Assure Safe Waters

The uniform flags and signs, which use the colors adopted by the International Lifesaving Federation are in use thorough Florida. 

While the beach flags provide general warnings about overall surf conditions, they do not specifically advise the public of the presence of rip currents. Because increasing awareness of natural conditions which pose a significant risk at the beach, such as rip currents, is a critical element to improve public safety, the County of Volusia also post Rip Current Educational signs. These signs are posted on Lifeguard towers, beach toll booths, beachside parks and other locations.