Are the beaches open?

The Memorial Day weekend will see morning high tides and hazardous rip current conditions. Beach Safety will fly the red flag and have lifeguard towers fully-staffed. The county always emphasizes that people swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. However, with the potential for rip currents this weekend, swimming in front of a lifeguard is more important than ever!

All beach access ramps open for Memorial Day weekend and park at a post

Vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. Beachgoers must also continue to comply with social distancing measures, which include limiting groups to six or less and maintaining at least 10 feet of distance from all other groups.

In anticipation of the busy weekend, beachgoers are encouraged to access the beach in a less-populated area. Suggested vehicle access ramps to hit the sand sooner and easily maintain distancing are Milsap Road and Harvard Drive in Ormond Beach; Williams Avenue and Hartford Avenue in Daytona Beach; and Botefuhr Avenue, Minerva Road, Florida Shores Boulevard, Van Avenue and El Portal Street in Daytona Beach Shores. A full list of vehicle access ramps is available at

Due to soft sand, the section of beach from Granada Boulevard to Cardinal Drive is four-wheel drive only. High tides may delay the opening of some vehicle access ramps. Beachgoers should consider using an off-beach parking lot, which are open at full capacity from Ormond-by-the-Sea to New Smyrna Beach.

Vehicle ramps will open no earlier than 8 a.m., and all vehicles must exit the beach before 7 p.m

Weekend vehicular access ramp openings and closures are also shared on social media. Beachgoers are encouraged to follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, visit, download the Volusia Beaches mobile app on the Google Play or App Store, or call 386-239-6414.

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1. Are any City of Daytona Beach facilities closed?
2. Are city services being affected by the prevention measures for COVID-19?
3. Are the beaches open?
4. How can I get more information about the Coronavirus?
5. Should I still come to Daytona Beach for a vacation I have planned?
6. What does the city emergency declaration entail?
7. What is the city's CARE (COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort) Program?
8. What resources are available for local businesses?
9. What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive?