Things to Do in Daytona Beach Shores:
For a barrier island only 5.5 miles long, Daytona Beach Shores offers visitors a variety of quality restaurants, parks, a thriving senior center, racing history, and sport and recreational activity centers; all within steps to the Atlantic Ocean.
Daytona Beach Shores has various tributes to its racing past, and in the resort, they host The Auto Racing Hall of Fame, with various mementos and fascinating memorabilia from the time when the sands on the Atlantic where used for the first car racing at the turn of the twentieth century.
|Seniors:Daytona Beach Shores Senior Center
3048 S. Atlantic Avenue
The senior center of Daytona Beach Shores is for adults sixty-two years of age and older. There are various programs; including volunteer and community services, educational, health and wellness, art and humanities, recreational, intergenerational, referral and information services, a lending library, and a computer lab. Some of their calendar events include walking, pilates, bridge, mah-jongg, dominoes, line dancing, yoga, card games, scrabble and more. There is an optional membership, with fees ranging for members at twenty dollars per year, non-members twenty-five dollars. Members have access to a free monthly newsletter, discounts on class fees and use of the computer lab and various activities. Membership is available from October 1st, to September 30th. Hours are Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The senior center has some interesting trips, including a trip to Asheville N.C. and the famous Biltmore Estate, all in the Blue Ridge mountain area.
Attractions / Parks:
Park areas of Daytona Beach Shores begin with the Sunglow Pier, and extend throughout the area; suitable for a variety of ages. Some parks are accessible for people with disabilities as well.
Sundown Park on Peninsula Drive
Many area parks are in close proximity to the wondrous Atlantic Ocean, and this park has direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. They call it Sundown Park, for the Florida sunsets here are phenomenal!
Max Samuely Park
This is a landscaped park setting, situated next to the City Hall, with an outdoor memorial to former councilperson Otto Schulze, and the Wall of Fame, a brick memorial for past racing car drivers. Near the gazebo area is the Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird memorial. He set the land speed driving record on the sands in 1935. Here one can also find the Court of Flags, dedicated to the various ethnicities that have shaped Daytona Beach Shores in the past and present.
McElroy Park is a three acre recreational park with a baseball field, playground, basketball courts and tennis courts. There are places to walk, picnic areas and restrooms. This park is located behind the Senior Center.
Fornari Park A1A
A lovely spot for an afternoon picnic, this scenic park is enjoyed by both locals and tourists, for it is located next to the Palm Plaza Hotel. There are beautiful ocean breezes, which make this beach enjoyable for all ages; with an observation deck and a playground for children.
Frank Rendon Park 2705 South Atlantic Avenue
This park is one of Daytona Beach Shores most multi-functional, in regard to handicapped accessibility and things to do. There is a padded floor for children in the playground area, sheltered picnic facilities, outdoor showers and direct beach access, observation deck, wheelchair access and more.
Sport and Recreation:
Oceans Racquet and Recreation Club (386) 763-5353
This facility is for everyone, at all levels of ability. There are eight clay tennis courts and hard courts available daily, a clubhouse and rentals, tennis mixers, club events and private instruction from the tennis professional on the premises. There are gold, silver, bronze and monthly memberships as well. Guest cards available. Hours are Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.