A Day at the Beach: Daytona Beach Tourism Statistics [Infographic]

Whether you are visiting Daytona Beach for the beautiful oceanfront scenery, relaxing on the beach or by the pool, or being a part of one of the many large, national events that take place here every year, you can believe that Daytona Beach is one of the most exciting and unique places for tourists in the entire United States! 

If your plans include adventuring around Daytona's 23+ miles of picturesque beach, take a look at our handy infographic to learn more about the area and things you need to bring to have the best beach day possible!

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What To Pack for a Day at the Beach

Don’t make it all the way to the water before realizing you forgot something important! Make sure to bring these items with you before you head to the beach! 

  • Sunscreen 
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Bathing suit
  • Toys to play in the sand
  • A book
  • Googles 
  • Sandals
  • Snorkel
  • Tank tops
  • Beach towel
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

If you do happen to make it to the beach and realize you are missing a critical item, all hope is not lost, because thankfully many items can be purchased or rented by local vendors located on or across the street from the beach. Items like chairs & umbrellas, boogie & surfboards, and even ice cream can be acquired easily and painlessly. 

Daytona Beach Weather

Don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, because Daytona can get pretty hot! 

According to Weather Spark, in Daytona, the hot season lasts for 3.9 months, ranging from May 26 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. Temperatures in the 80s can be experienced, to some extent, year-round, even in the middle of Winter. 

Historically, the hottest day of the year in Daytona is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 74°F. If you're planning on visiting the beach anywhere near summertime, we cannot recommend enough the use of sunscreen, hats, and umbrellas to attempt to mitigate any potential damage from the Sun's UV rays. 

Volusia County Visitors

According to statistics released by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Florida, Volusia County (which contains Daytona Beach) attracted 10,200,000 tourists in 2018, a new record, and a whopping 8% of Florida's total tourism numbers (Florida had 126 million out of state visitors in 2018). Volusia's visitor count is up 2% over 2017, when they attracted 10,000,100 visitors. 

With all these visitors coming into town, parking can get tight at the beach. But fear not, because with the right guide, you can still find some Daytona Beach free parking ;-)