How are Our Beaches Doing after Last Year's Hurricanes? Here's an Update!
Hey there beach lovers! I know many of you have been wondering about the state of our beloved beaches following last year’s hurricanes. Well, fret no more because I’ve got all the latest scoop for you! Today, I hit the shores to give you a firsthand update on what’s been happening down there. So grab your sunblock, put on your flip-flops, and let’s dive right in!
Accessing the Beach: Plan Ahead!
Before you embark on your beach day adventure, it’s crucial to plan how you’re going to gain access. While some walkovers have been repaired, several still remain closed, which could limit your walk-on access. But fear not, my friends, as there are still plenty of beach ramps available for you to drive right onto the sandy paradise.
One helpful resource you should definitely check out is the Volusia County Beaches App. It’s a nifty little tool that provides real-time updates on ramp closures, walkover access, and other essential beach information. Available for free on both iPhone and Android, this app has become a go-to for beachgoers in our area. It’s like having a personal beach assistant right in your pocket! If you’re not into apps, no worries. You can always visit the Volusia County Beach Safety website at volusia.org to get the same valuable information.
Now, you might be wondering about those picturesque walkovers that lead you directly to the beach. Well, while repairs are ongoing, it’s important to note that not all of them are accessible at the moment. But don’t let that discourage you! With the help of the Volusia County Beaches App or website, you can easily find out which walkovers are open and plan your beach day accordingly.
Crabby Joe’s and the Sunglow Pier: Rising from the Storm
Let’s shift gears for a moment and talk about one of our all-time favorite local spots, Crabby Joe’s and the Sunglow Pier. Unfortunately, they took a beating from the storm and suffered significant damage. But fear not, my friends! They are working tirelessly to get back on their feet as soon as possible, so we can once again indulge in their delectable food, refreshing drinks, and breathtaking ocean views.
Crabby Joe’s and the Sunglow Pier have long been a staple in our beach community, serving up scrumptious seafood and providing the perfect spot to soak in the coastal ambiance. While repairs are underway, they are doing everything in their power to expedite the process and reopen their doors to eagerly awaiting patrons like us. So, keep an eye out for updates from Crabby Joe’s and let’s support them when they make their triumphant return!
In the meantime, if you’re longing for an oceanfront dining experience, I’ve got another recommendation for you. Just take a short drive down to Racing’s North Turn, where you’ll find another fantastic restaurant right by the beach. This iconic spot offers not only mouthwatering cuisine but also a rich history. It’s a place where racing legends once gathered, and now it’s a place where you can savor delicious food while gazing at the endless ocean vista.
Beach Gear Rental: Ready to Enhance Your Experience
Good news for all you beach enthusiasts! Many of the beach chair and accessory rental companies are back in action and eager to help you make the most of your beach day. Need beach chairs, umbrellas, or any other beach gear? They’ve got you covered!
Imagine arriving at the beach with nothing but your beach towel and sunscreen, and suddenly realizing you forgot to bring a beach chair. Not to worry! With the rental companies up and running again, you can easily rent all the essentials right there on the spot. It’s a convenient option for locals and visitors alike, ensuring that everyone can have a comfortable and enjoyable beach experience.
These rental companies offer a wide range of options to suit your needs. From sturdy beach chairs that allow you to lounge in comfort to spacious umbrellas that provide a shady retreat from the sun, you can find everything you require to create your personal oasis on the sand. Some companies even offer additional accessories like boogie boards, beach toys, and coolers to complete your beach day ensemble. So, take advantage of these services and let the professionals handle your beach gear needs while you focus on having a blast by the water!
Alternative Routes and Off-Beach Parking
While the majority of beach ramps are open and accessible, there may be occasions when they are temporarily closed. These closures could be due to turtle nesting activities or high tide. We must remember that our beaches are not only our playground but also a vital habitat for various species, including sea turtles. Therefore, it’s essential to respect these temporary closures and find alternative routes to the beach when necessary.
Fortunately, Volusia County offers plenty of options for off-beach parking and parks that provide easy access to the shoreline. Whether you’re driving your own vehicle or utilizing public transportation, you can find suitable parking areas that will allow you to reach the beach on foot. These off-beach parking locations are often equipped with amenities such as restrooms, picnic areas, and even playgrounds, making them excellent starting points for a fun-filled beach day. Just remember to pack your beach essentials, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in no time!
Join Us on the Beach: Fun Awaits!
Now that you’re armed with the latest updates on beach access, local dining options, and beach gear rentals, it’s time to get out there and enjoy all the splendors our beaches have to offer! While there’s still work to be done in the aftermath of last year’s hurricanes, we’re thrilled to announce that our beaches are open for fun and relaxation.
The rhythmic sound of crashing waves, the warm sun kissing your skin, and the soft sand beneath your feet are waiting for you. So gather your friends, pack your beach essentials, and head on down to our beautiful shores. Whether you’re a local looking for a weekend getaway or a visitor exploring the wonders of our coastal paradise, you’ll find endless opportunities for fun and rejuvenation.
We understand that beach days are more than just sun and sand—they’re moments of joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories. And we’re committed to making those moments as enjoyable as possible. So, don’t let the worries of hurricane aftermath hold you back. Come join us and create your own story on the shores of Daytona Beach!
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