Volusia County Council voted on June 22nd, 2021 (5 to 1) to keep the ban prohibiting dogs on the beach.
Daytona Dog Beach Inc. will continue to seek change that would allow dogs on the beach. We need your assistance in contacting the Volusia County Council to seek change.
2995 N Peninsula Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida Located on the north side of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, Smyrna Dunes Park offers amenities such as showers, bathrooms, plenty of parking, and over 2 miles of elevated wooden walkways that are accessible to leashed dogs and their owners. Throughout the park, you will find picnic tables as well as designated areas for fishing and swimming. Be aware: there are no lifeguards on duty, so never swim alone. Also, leash laws are strongly enforced within the park!Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Admission: $10 per car, $20 annual pass.
Pets are allowed on the inlet shore beach area and must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on the elevated park boardwalks after 10am. Pets are never allowed on the Atlantic Ocean Beach.
5000 S Atlantic Avenue, Ponce Inlet, FloridaCross the Dunlawton Bridge and travel south on A1A until you come to Lighthouse Point Park, near the Historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. The park consists of 52 acres and features restrooms, showers (including a dog shower), pavilions, hiking/nature trails, fishing and swimming areas where dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash at all times.Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Admission: $10 per car, $20 annual pass
Pets are allowed on the inlet shore beach area and must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on elevated park boardwalks after 10am. Pets are never allowed on the Atlantic Ocean beach.
Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. is pleased to host People & Paws Monthly Beach Cleanups. Tickets must be requested to join in the event, as there is a 100-person limit. Participants are invited to join us at the cleanup, with or without their dog. Rules include that dogs are leashed, under control, vaccinated, licensed and cleaned up after. Waivers will be mandatory for all participants, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. An additional waiver will be mandatory for those bringing their dog.