In Volusia County, you can have your pick at countless beaches but sometimes kids (and parents) want a good ol’ playground and maybe some picnic tables to hang out at and spend the day away. Not to worry, if you’re new to the area or visiting, you have your pick at many beachfront and inland parks. Here’s my 10 Top Daytona Beach Area Parks.
Many of these parks offer families endless oceanfront fun with the convenience of picnic areas and pavilions, restrooms, splash parks, and more.
Top 10 Daytona Beach Area Parks.
1. Andy Romano – 4 acres
839 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Andy Romano Beachfront Park is a four-acre park located along the beach. The park offers beach access, free off-beach parking, a splash pad, playground, pavilions, concessions, and restrooms.
2. Van Avenue Park
3101 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Van Avenue Park isn’t exactly a “park” with a playground but it’s a nice area to enjoy beach access with on and off-beach parking. To park on the beach you will find a small fee but you can park off the beach for free. There is also a volleyball court and bathroom facilities on site.
3. Breakers Park – 2.5 acres
13 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Breakers Park (greenery at the top of the picture above) is located directly next to Daytona Boardwalk Amusement Park. There are lots of walking areas, a children’s fountain, volleyball court, covered playground, splash pad, restrooms. When you’re needing a break from the Boardwalk, Breakers Park is a nice place to relax and let your kids get out all those extra wiggles before heading home or back to your resort.
4. Al Weeks Sr. North Shore Park
1631 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea
Al. Weeks Sr. North Shore Park is a mouthful for sure but it’s home to some great picnic area, restrooms, beach access, and fishing.
5. Sun Splash Park – 3.4 acres
611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
Just down the road from the busy Boardwalk, beachgoers can sun, splash and beat the heat at Volusia County’s four-acre Sun Splash Park. To enjoy, there is a shaded playground, picnic area, interactive water fountain, restrooms, outdoor showers, and free off-beach parking.
6. Mary Mcleod Bethune Beach Park – 6 acres
6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park is a great place to enjoy a basketball court, a boardwalk, canoeing, fishing, tennis court, volleyball court, a covered pavilion, picnic area, and playground space directly next to beach access. As well as community building with restrooms.
7. Frank Rendon Park – 2.25 acres
2705 Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
Named after longtime community leader, Frank Rendon Park is a 2.25-acre beachfront park. You can enjoy sheltered picnic areas, outdoor grills, children’s playground with padded floor, disability-accessible restrooms, water fountain, outdoor showers, and free off-beach parking.
8. Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park – 40 acres
1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach
The largest park in the area and just minutes North on A1A from Daytona Beach is where you’ll find Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park. The 40-acre park is home to a Baseball field, basketball court, boardwalk, community building, fishing, pavilion, picnic area, covered playground, racquetball, restrooms, shuffleboard, football/soccer field, swimming, tennis court, nature trail, volleyball court, and even dog park. It’s definitely worth the drive if you ask me.
9. Tom Renick Park – 1.25 acres
1575 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea
This beachfront park, which opened in January 2003, is part of the county’s continuing effort to provide beachfront recreation and off-beach parking. Available to you at Tom Renick Park is a sheltered picnic area, water fountain, children’s playground with padded floor, disability-accessible restrooms, outdoor showers, and free off-beach parking.
10. Light House Point Park – 52 acres
5000 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet
Home of The Marine Science Center, Light House Point Park is south of Daytona Beach in the Ponce Inlet area. You can also enjoy a boardwalk, fishing, pavilion, picnic area, nature trail, restrooms, swimming, gift shop, classes and activities for students.
If you’re looking for another way to have fun, a local waterpark – Daytona Lagoon is your best bet. Conveniently located off A1A across the street from the Boardwalk, Daytona Lagoon offers both indoor and outdoor fun at a great price.