The smooth, hard-packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports in the early 1900s. Car races took place directly on the beach for over 50 years, and Daytona Beach even became known as “The World’s Most Famous Beach.” While Daytona Beach is still known as the World Center of Racing, the beach tracks were replaced by the Daytona International Speedway in 1959, which is now home to the famous DAYTONA 500.
There are still select sections of Daytona Beach where driving on the beach is allowed. It’s one of the most popular and iconic activities visitors have come to enjoy on Daytona Beach. Other activities include visiting the boardwalk and pier or renting surfboards, bodyboards, bicycles, or scooters.
Spending even just 1 day on Daytona Beach offers endless hours of fun. It is one of the best things to do in Florida!