Daytona is historically known for its beach where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. This hard-packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports, and the old Daytona Beach Road Course hosted races for over 50 years.
The beach is accessible and free for pedestrians and bicyclists 24 hours a day, depending on tides and weather conditions. Driving and parking on the beach is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset, please see link for more details.
Volusia County's Beach Safety Division provides fire rings free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Beach visitors are permitted to bring their own bonfire pit as long as it's not sea turtle nesting season. No permit necessary! However, wood for the fire is not provided
Surfline offers Florida surf reports that includes a surf cam network. Each Florida surf report page features detailed Florida tide charts, surf wind data, and water temperatures, as well as other useful information.