- Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club
- 127 S Ocean Ave - Daytona Beach
- Florida 32118 - United States
- (386) 253-5224
- [email protected]
Don't forget to pack light when you head for the beach! You can rent just about everything you need - from water floats, lounge chairs and umbrellas to bicycles and motorbikes - from vendors right on the beach. And enjoy the convenience of ordering cold sodas, hot dogs, ice cream and other tasty foods from nearby oceanside concessionaires. You can even buy tee shirts, sunglasses and sunscreen - without ever having to slip on your shoes! Lifeguard towers are strategically stationed along the beach for the safety of our residents and guests. Always swim near posted lifeguards, and be aware of any rough seas or undercurrent situations.
Exciting arcades, tasty snacks, a wide variety of souvenirs and the "Salute to Speed" exhibit can be found on the famous Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Amusement centers offer the latest in video games, go-kart rides and skill games. For a real thrill ride, check out the "Skycoaster" and the human sling shot. Thirty granite plaques commemorate the area's rich motorsports history. Nearby, the Ocean Pier stretches a quarter-mile into the Atlantic Ocean and features fishing, restaurants and the gondola skyride and "Space Needle" which offer spectacular bird's-eye views of beach activity and the ocean below.
Not for the faint of heart, this 100-foot-tall pendulum at the Boardwalk Amusement Area in Daytona Beach gives you a free-fall effect second to none. You'll swoop and soar toward the Atlantic Ocean at speeds approaching 60 mph!
Marlin, with an emphasis on Blues, are found in the Gulf Stream. On the bottom around the numerous reefs, Grouper and Red Snapper are the most avidly sought species while the bruising kingsize Jack Crevalle and Amberjack provide tackle-busting variety. A fleet of nearly 25 offshore craft - including both private charter and party boats - sails daily, most from the docks at Ponce Inlet. The area plays host to the Greater Daytona Beach Striking Fish tournament each May.
If you're looking for a wave, the Daytona Beach coastal area has many spots suitable for surfing. Generally the breaks are good and you don't have to worry about submerged reefs. You'll find the best swells just south of Daytona Beach at Ponce Inlet. Both the north and south sides are favorites with the locals. You can surf here year round. In the summer, surf temperatures range from 75 - 82 degrees. Between December and February, the water temperature seldom dips below 58 degrees. The most you'll ever need is a full, three-milimeter wetsuit.
If you like fightin’ bass, you’re in the right place. Take on a feisty largemouth bass or fill your stringer with crappie and other panfish from the magnificent St. Johns River in the DeLand-West Volusia Vacation Area. Considered by many to be the best freshwater fishing in Florida, West Volusia County fishing has been featured on ESPN, Outdoor Adventures and Sports Channel America among others. Football legend Barry Switzer, Deion Sanders and MC Hammer are among the famous anglers who have sampled our great fishing.
Fishermen planning to drop a line in West Volusia County will find the catch to be bountiful and varied. Florida Black Bass is king in the St. Johns year-round. However, local guides consider November through February and April through June to be peak periods. From February through July, the waters are teeming with Saltwater Striped Bass (Rockfish) and Hybrid (Sunshine) Striped Bass. Black Crappie (Speckled Perch) are most abundant from January through March and in December but can be caught in good numbers all year. The best months for Blue Gill, Shell Crackers and other panfish are April through June.
Lakes Monroe, Beresford, Dexter, Woodruff and George offer great fishing as do the lakes of the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area and the Ocala National Forest. The banks of the St. Johns River are dotted with fish camps that cater to fishermen of all skill levels. Camping, accommodations, boat rentals, marinas, supplies and guide services are just a few of the amenities available to freshwater sportfishing enthusiasts visiting the DeLand-West Volusia Vacation Area.
Fresh and saltwater diving and snorkeling are plentiful in the waters of Daytona Beach. In addition to popular rock-ledge reef systems like Party Grounds, East Eleven and others, the area has a number of shipwrecks. The most famous, the Liberty Ship, is a freighter that was loaded with jeeps and other war materials. The area is also "home" to the wrecks of two TB-M torpedo bombers that crashed in area waters during World War II. Check the local phone directory for information and reservations.
The historic Bandshell was built in 1936 under the Federal Works Project Administration, a New Deal program developed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. It is made entirely of coquina rock, a naturally occuring East Coast Florida resource which is a rare find today. Standing 48 feet high and 114 feet wide, the Bandshell is a true Florida Landmark and is one of the last remaining historic facilities of its kind. In its heyday during the Great Depression, the Bandshell served as a community arena for open-air beachside concerts and special events. That tradition has been carried on by the Friends of the Bandshell Organization, a non-profit group devoted to preserving its rich heritage. Each year Friends of the Bandshell hosts the Friends of the Bandshell Concert Series, a summer and fall program consisting of 39 concerts held on Saturdays and Sundays from May-October. All concerts are free and offer a variety of musical selections appealing to a wide range of tastes and preferences. The Bandshell also hosts special events such as the National Cheerleading Association's National Cheerleading and Dance Championships which have been held at the Bandshell since 1996.
Known to many as the "World Center of Racing" and the "World's Most Famous Beach", Daytona Beach plays host to an increasing number of visitors who are discovering the area's rich African-American history. African-Americans were among Daytona Beach's earliest settlers. A large colony of freed slaves was established in 1866 by Esther Hill and John Milton Hawks in an area just south of modern-day Daytona Beach. That area, called Freemanville, now includes the towns of Ponce Inlet and Port Orange. Hawk and his wife, both physicians, had been staunch abolitionists in their time and had spent the Civil War years caring for black Union soldiers. Through their leadership and determination, other African-Americans such as Jackie Robinson, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, and Dr. Howard Thurman have left their legacies for you to discover in the Daytona Beach area.
The downtown area located along Beach Street, features eclectic shopping along its four blocks of palm tree-lined avenues. The nostalgic storefronts offer a variety of boutiques, jewelry, candy and antique shopping, and even a magic store. At the north end of Beach Street, motorcycle enthusiasts will want to cruise through the Daytona Harley-Davidson store for boots, leatherwear, collectibles, and maybe even a bike.
Seabreeze Boulevard, located on the Daytona Beach beachside, features high fashion and surf fashion. Fountain Square on Ormond Beach's Granada Boulevard includes a picturesque courtyard filled with specialty stores.
For bargain hunters, the Daytona Flea and Farmer's located off Tomoka Farms Road offers 40 acres of covered booths featuring produce, toys, jewelry, tools and brand-name clothing. There is also an air-conditioned, indoor area with 80 booths and antique dealers.
Looking for a souvenir or t-shirt to take home? Are you in need of sunscreen or tanning lotion for a day at the beach? You can find plenty of shops along Highway A1A on the beachside or the Boardwalk Amusement Area.
The Downtown Daytona Beach Historic District, located on Beach Street, offers visitors four blocks of local dining and shopping establishments located along a palm tree lined parkway. Walking the wide mutlti-colored brick sidewalk, visitors can browse through one-of-a-kind shops whose storefronts have maintained the nostalgia of days past. Boutiques, jewelry, candy, and magic stores offer a unique gift selection and local micro-breweries, pubs and coffeeshops, and gourmet restaurants offer a wide selection of dining alternatives. Nearby, visitors can enjoy the solitude and beauty of the winding paths of Riverfront Park which is nestled on the banks of the scenic Halifax River, or puruse the artifacts and local history on display at the Halifax Historical Museum located nearby.
Everyone knows about the Daytona International Speedway, but there is much more to see and do in Daytona Beach. Daytona USA is an interactive attraction all about racing and its history. The Klassix Auto Attraction is dedicated to automotive history and the popular Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is over 100 years old. Sugar Mill Gardens is the ruins of an old English sugar mill. The famous Boardwalk offers arcades and rides. We also have daily greyhound pari-mutual wagering, and Florida's largest Flea and Farmer's Market.