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The Top 10 Facts About Daytona Beach

April 03, 2018

Daytona beach is famous for high-speed racing and stunning Spring Break-ready beaches. However, we’ve rounded up some cool facts you may not know. Check out our top ten below: 

1 | Daytona Beach consists of the seven cities, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, South Daytona, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, and Holly Hill. 
2 | Racing on the beach started in 1902. 
3 | Cars can still drive on the beach, keeping up with the old-school tradition. There is a $20 per day vehicle fee. 
4 | You can see migrating whales off the coast during the winter months. 
5 | The tallest lighthouse in Florida is located in Ponce Inlet. 
6 | Daytona Beach was originally inhabited by Timucuan Indians. 
7 | Matthias D. Day, a wealthy business tycoon from Mansfield, Ohio, founded Daytona Beach and built it’s first hotel in 1874.
8 | John D. Rockefeller died in his winter home, The Casements, located on Ormond Beach. 
9 | Ormond Beach is knows as the “birthplace of speed” because so many land speed records have been set there. 
10 | Daytona Beach slogan has been “The World’s Most Famous Beach” since the 1920’s and we can’t help but agree. 

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