Sitting on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Daytona Beach cannot fail to amaze and endear any visitor. The 38km stretch of fine golden sand that has had such a huge part in the town’s development is just a small part of the attraction of Daytona Beach, but even the most seasoned of beach lovers will be swept off their feet by the fine sand, warm waters and vast space of Daytona Beach.
The beach life is of great importance in Daytona Beach, and you are sure to be impressed by the beach when you arrive at your Daytona Beach holiday apartment. The whole area is wonderfully relaxed, and with 38km of unbroken beach to choose from, you will never struggle to find a good spot from which to base your beach holiday in Daytona Beach. The atmosphere seems a million miles from the glitz and glamour of Orlando and Miami, allowing you to completely relax, stretched out on the powder soft sand, occasionally taking a refreshing dip in the warm, clear and safe waters of the Atlantic.
However, life from a Daytona Beach holiday apartment need not be all about topping up the tan, lazing horizontally in the Floridian sun. For much of the beach, boardwalks provide a great coastal path, lined with restaurants, bars, shops and water sports centres that offer everything from surfing to para-sailing, jet skiing to scuba diving. Water sports are fantastic fun from a Daytona Beach holiday apartment or villa, as the warm, clear waters of the Atlantic offer the ideal conditions and the year round climate means being cold is an alien experience! There are also a great range of options for exploring the countryside behind the beach. Renting a quad bike is a particularly special way to explore, and they are in good supply along the back of the beach.
Any motor sport fan will have one pressing issue when they arrive at a self catering Daytona Beach villa rental; the Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500. The world’s most famous race has its origins on the beach itself, as cars build to outrun the police during the prohibition years would race each other along the flat sands of Daytona Beach when their use carrying alcohol was redundant. Now, Daytona is the ‘World Centre of Racing’. Tours of the Speedway are easily arranged, and for real motor sports fans, the Daytona Beach Klassix Auto Museum is a great place to explore.
The Daytona Beach International Festival is an incredible two week festival of music from mid April until the beginning of May, attracting some of the finest international musicians. This period is a fantastic time to be staying in Daytona Beach accommodation, although villas and apartments are in very high demand during this period.
If you would prefer a little more peace and quiet during your stay in a Daytona Beach holiday rental, the blissfully quiet New Smyrna Beach will be of great interest. New Smyrna Beach is a fantastic little beach resort on the Atlantic Coast, completely free of tourists and surrounded by sand beaches.
This part of Florida is blessed with a sensational year round climate, with monthly average temperatures varying by just 8˚C from the coldest month, January, to the hottest, August. Average temperatures in August reach 32˚C, with daily peaks in the mid to high 30’s.
The Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) unfortunately does not receive direct flights from the UK. However, you can reach a Daytona Beach holiday apartment via the local airport if you take a short stopover in Atlanta or Charlotte. Alternatively, you can fly to Orlando International direct from the UK, with flights provided by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.