Summer in Daytona Beach is heaven. Located on Florida's east coast, Daytona Beach is a summer paradise with endless sunshine and perfect Atlantic Ocean waves. The "World's Most Famous Beach" offers miles of golden sand and surf for watersports and ocean adventure.
Reconnect with the Florida coast with a family getaway to Daytona Beach. Pack your board and your swimsuits and hit the road to endless summer fun.
Top 5 Water Sport Activities on Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach boasts 23 miles of breathtaking coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Surf the waves, ride a paddleboard, kayak along the shorelines or embark on a fishing charter. Or simply lounge on the warm sand and cool off in the sparkling ocean. Here are our concierge's top 5 summer activities in Daytona Beach. Tip: bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses as the summer sun is powerful.
Parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean
Take flight with a parasailing adventure over the Atlantic Ocean. Parasailing can be exhilarating and deeply meditative as you fly over the waves. As you are pulled by boat into the sky, the change in perspective is exciting and you see the shore from the viewpoint of the seagulls.
Boating and Sailing Adventures
Rent a motorboat or a sailboat for cruising along the shimmering waves. Relax, take in the natural beauty, and watch dolphins and sea life. Daytona Beach offers many boat, kayak and canoe rentals that make it easy to get out on the water. You'll also find boat charters and air boat rides on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and the inland rivers.
Paddle Boarding on the Waterways
Enjoy paddle boarding along Daytona Beach's spectacular waterways from the Atlantic Ocean to the backwater estuaries and rivers of Volusia County. See marine life, from dolphins to birds, as you enjoy Daytona Beach's fastest growing water sport. You can rent stand up paddle boards (SUPs) at outposts throughout the Daytona Beach area. There are also several guided tours through Daytona Beach's winding waterways.
Surfing the Gentle Waves of Daytona Beach Shores
Daytona Beach is one of Florida's top surfing destination and a great spot to learn how to ride the waves. Our beaches offer consistent swells and a soft, sandy bottom for surfers and body boarders. Wax up your surfboards this summer and jump into the aquamarine waters of Atlantic Ocean. Florida's classic surf town is full of local surf shops with instructors to teach you how to hang ten.
Located at Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores, a barrier island south of Daytona Beach, Pure Life Surf School offers private and group surf lessons and a summer surf camp for kids. Top surf spots include Daytona Beach Shores, Daytona's Main Street and Sunglow Pier. Locals say the best swells are at Ponce Inlet.
Fishing Along the Coast and Inland
The Daytona Beach area offers many places ways to enjoy offshore, coastal and inland fishing. Cast your lines in the Atlantic Ocea for saltwater catch or in freshwater on inland creeks and rivers. Enjoy coastal fishing from the two iconic wooden piers in Daytona Beach. Cruise out to the deep ocean from Ponce Inlet for offshore fishing adventures.
Reel in a big bass from the St. Johns River, or kayak and fish the flats of the Indian River Lagoon and the Tomoka River. You can join morning fishing charters from the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River. Tip: Pick up a fishing license before you get here.
Top Summer Activities in Daytona Beach
Summers on Daytona Beach are magical and the perfect place for a break from home, school and work. Pack up the kids, grab your boogie boards or fishing rods, and head to Daytona Beach for a summer beach vacation. Show Dad a good time this Father's Day with an afternoon of pier fishing, surf lessons or a summer concert. Here are a few ideas for summer fun Daytona Beach style!
- Daytona Lagoon is Daytona Beach's best summer water park and family entertainment center. The park offers thrilling water slides, a wave pool, a multi-level splash and play center, and a lazy river for relaxing floats. The entertainment center has laser tag, a beachside go kart track, an arcade, and 18 holes of miniature golf.
- Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach is the coolest place to splash into summer with your family. Enjoy a summer vacation at this sea-themed, 4-acre park along Daytona Beach's popular Atlantic Avenue. Kids love to cool off on the interactive splash pad and waterways and play in the covered playground.
- Daytona Beach Boardwalk follows the sand and ocean for miles with a classic beach vibe, family activities, and gorgeous views. Enjoy walking, biking, and sightseeing, or stop at restaurants, snack bars, the arcade and Ocean Walk Shoppes. Check the out the Summer Concert series with fireworks at the historic Daytona Beach Bandshell. Just south of the Boardwalk on A1A, you can enjoy sky-high thrill rides. at Screamer's Park.
- Sunglow Pier a great spot to go fishing right on the Atlantic Ocean. Cast out for flounder, trout, pompano, tarpon, kings, or Spanish mackerel from this historic wooden pier in Daytona beach Shores. Sunglow Pier offers rod and reel rentals and frozen bait. Swing by Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill, which offers fish cleaning areas, and outdoor dining with fresh seafood and cool drinks with ocean views.
Summer Starts at the Shores Resort & Spa
Experience the carefree days of summer at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.
Relax in the coastal-chic luxury of our oceanfront resort on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Florida.
Wake up to breathtaking ocean views, lounge on the soft sand, learn to surf, and enjoy beachfront dining and bars. Renew your wellness with a massage or body treatment at Indulge Spa. Find inner peace with oga on the outdoor Ocean Terrace.
The Shores Resort & Spa offers beautiful oceanfront rooms and suites, fun resort activities, and exciting summer specials. Book your stay this summer and enjoy room upgrades and up to 15% off with advance purchase.
Rest assured we are continuing our safety protocols, with regular sanitization, guest wellness packets, distancing, and contactless check-out. The Shores Resort & Spa is committed to making your summer vacation fun, safe, and relaxing.