Other Live Webcams:
- Coral Sands Inn and Seaside Cottages
- 1009 Ocean Shore Blvd - Ormond Beach
- Florida 32176 - United States
- [email protected]
Coral Sands Inn and Beach Resort offers a number of amenities coupled with an exquisite view of the Atlantic Ocean. At the turn of the century, today's Ormond Beach was a resort for travelers along Henry Flagler's railroad down the East coast of Florida. Flagler himself built an enormous hotel near the Halifax River, which for many years was the largest wood-frame structure in the United States. John D. Rockefeller frequently found a refuge from the stress of his business life. Rockefeller eventually constructed a fine mansion directly across the road from the Ormond Hotel, now known as The Casements. While much of the old building was lost due to years of neglect, the remaining portion of this beautiful structure has been restored and now serves as a vibrant cultural center for the community.
The small number of local residents often used the oceanfront cottages as lodging for their guests. Other visitors came from around Florida and the southeast for a relaxing getaway on the fine Atlantic Ocean beach. With the advent automobile racing - Ormond is known as the "Birthplace of Speed" - auto parades and some of the earliest car races were held on the hard-packed sand above the tide.