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The Greater Daytona Beach Area and surrounding Volusia County features an unmatched blend of modern, well-planned communities situated amid a landscape of unspoiled natural beauty. Located on East Central Florida's Atlantic coast, our area boasts outstanding year-round climate and a down-home flavor that defines how Florida living is meant to be.

It's the perfect place to live, work and play. Area residents enjoy a low cost of living, affordable housing, efficient transportation, quality education, state-of-the-art health care facilities and an expanding business climate that promotes high-tech, clean industry. Our colleges and universities are recognized both nationally and internationally. Public and private schools are excellent and county growth is strategically planned and controlled.

You can enjoy a thriving cultural arts community, world-class sporting scene and a burgeoning business climate. Two major interstate highways and Daytona Beach International Airport provide residents and visitors alike easy access from our city to virtually any destination in the world.

 

Beaches
The beaches of the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach areas offer breathtaking beauty and water related fun! At low tide, the beach is up to 500 feet wide. It's easy to see why our beaches are considered among the best in the world. Whether your day at the beach is to relax and read a book; cast a line into the surf; build sand castles with the children; or cruise along the shoreline with the top down, Volusia County beaches can accommodate your desired experience.

Daytona International Speedway
Home of Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR's premiere track. In February, races include the Rolex/24 and the Daytona 500.  In July, the Pepsi 400 is run under the lights.

 


Downtown Daytona Beach
Many shops and restaurants are located in the new downtown district. Beautifully landscaped, this historic area borders the Halifax River and is close to the Jackie Robinson Stadium and the Volusia County library.

 


Fishing
A wide variety of fishing opportunities exist including surf fishing, party boats, piers and private charters. For the ultimate fishing experience, travel to the nearby Gulf Stream for exiting sportfishing action.

 


The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 South Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet
(386) 761-1821

One of the tallest lighthouses in the United States open to the public.  The facility includes three original keepers' homes which are now museums, a historic 46-foot tugboat, and the First-Order Fresnel lens used in the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse from 1868 to 1993.

You may climb to the top of Lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the Daytona Beach area.


Gamble Place/Spruce Creek Preserve
819 Taylor Road
Port Orange
(386) 255-0285

The 150-acre facility is home to hundreds of native flora and fauna, including cypress trees, alligators, pileated woodpeckers and osprey. Once the property of James Gamble of Proctor and Gamble, the preserve offers pontoon boat trips and tours by reservation only.

 


Golf
Volusia County is well-known as one of the premiere golf locations in the Southeastern United States, offering golfers the opportunity to refine their skills year-round. These courses provide challenges to match every skill level.

Public and semi-private courses in the Greater Daytona Beach Area include:

  • City of Daytona Beach (36 holes) Daytona Beach (386) 258-3119
  • Cypress Head Golf Course Port Orange (386) 756-3119
  • Halifax Plantation Ormond Beach (386) 676-9600
  • Hidden Lakes New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-4138
  • Indigo Lakes Golf Resort Daytona Beach (386) 254-4138
  • LPGA International Daytona Beach (386) 274-3880
  • Monastery Golf & Country Club Orange City (386) 774-2714
  • New Smyrna Beach Municipal Course New Smyrna Beach (386)
  • 424-2192
  • Oak Hill Golf Course (9) Oak Hill (386) 345-2624
  • Oceans Golf & Racquet (11) Daytona Beach Shores (386) 788-2998
  • Pelican Bay Country Club North Daytona Beach (386) 756-0042
  • Pelican Bay County Club South Daytona Beach (386) 788-6496
  • River Bend Golf Club Ormond Beach (386) 673-6000
  • Riviera Country Club Ormond Beach (386) 677-2464
  • Spruce Creek Country Club Daytona Beach (386) 756-6116
  • Sugar Mill Country Club (27) New Smyrna Beach (386) 426-5210
  • Tomoka Oaks Golf & Country Club Ormond Beach (386) 677-7117
  • Turnbull Bay Golf Course - New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-8727

Lake Ashby Park
4150 Boy Scout Camp Rd.
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 428-4589

This 64-acre park includes a boardwalk, nature trail, picnic area and pavilion, tent camping, fishing docks, horseshoes and playground.

 


Lighthouse Point Park & Recreation Area
5000 South Atlantic Avenue
Ponce Inlet
(386) 756-7488

Wheelchair accessible nature trails and a fishing jetty are great at this ocean-front park. Covered picnic areas are available. The park also features the famous Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and maritime museum, which is available for tours seven days a week.

 


Smyrna Dunes Park
Peninsula Drive
(386) 424-2935

This is an oceanfront eco-center for native animal and plant life, sand dunes and nesting birds, with a mile-and-a-half wheelchair accessible boardwalk. A favorite of joggers. Numerous pavilions are available for picnicking.

 


Spruce Creek Park
6250 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Port Orange
(386) 736-5953

The park has a fishing pier, hiking trail, tent camping and a picnic area.

 


Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd.
Port Orange
(386) 767-1735

There are 12 acres of scenic trails and the ruins of the 1846 Dunlawton Plantation.
Sugar Mill Ruins
600 Mission Rd.
New Smyrna Beach
(386) 736-5953

This 17-acre historical site has the ruins of a sugar mill and nature trails.

 


Theme Parks
Daytona Beach is within easy driving distance of Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine and a wide variety of other attractions, state and national parks.

 

The Johnson Group
685 Grande Venetian Bay Blvd.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Ph (386) 767-8000
Fax (386) 788-6681
info@johnsongrouphomes.com