Daytona Beach - FL
N 29° 13.650 W 081° 00.390
17R E 499368 N 3233191
Quick Description: One of the most famous beaches in the world, actually runs through several other municipalities. The 1939 American Guide Series article is included.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2009 10:44:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM7F4E
"OCEAN BEACH, on the eastern limits of the city, is a broad stretch of sand and surf accessible from a number of streets on the peninsula. The bathing zone between Silver Beach Avenue and University Boulevard is protected by lifeguards, and has first aid and rescue facilities. The beach is lined with wooden umbrellas painted red, yellow, blue, and green, con-trasting vividly with the white sand. When the tide is low the beach is popular for driving, and rows of cars park on the sand above the wide driving area and the surf. Bicycles and motor scooters are popular convey-ances, and colorfully clad bathers go far out on the gradually sloping shelf
of sand into the surf. The well-known Daytona Beach speedway is an n-
mile stretch, 500 feet wide at low tide, extending from Ormond Beach on the north to Ponce de Leon Inlet on the south."
--Florida, A Guide to the Southernmost State, 1939
The world's most famous beach is the only beach in the world the public can freely drive vehicles on. The oceanfron is lined with attractions and hotels. People have traveld from around the world to visit this stretch of sand.
More information can be found on the Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytona_Beach,_Florida)
Type of beach: Natural
Location of beach: Seashore
Beach surface type: Fine sand
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