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Families will love:

  • Long expanses of beach
  • Close to Kennedy Space Center
  • Easy drive to Disney

Around 80-miles north of Cocoa Beach and within an hour's drive of Orlando is Daytona Beach, "the birthplace of speed." Spanning 23 miles along central Florida's Atlantic coast, the beach districts of Daytona include the quiet communities of Ormond-by-the-Sea and Ormond Beach to the north, lively Daytona Beach in the center and condo-rich Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce ... more
Around 80-miles north of Cocoa Beach and within an hour's drive of Orlando is Daytona Beach, "the birthplace of speed." Spanning 23 miles along central Florida's Atlantic coast, the beach districts of Daytona include the quiet communities of Ormond-by-the-Sea and Ormond Beach to the north, lively Daytona Beach in the center and condo-rich Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet to the south. Biker-friendly Daytona Beach revs up during the months of March and October, when major motorcycle events fill the streets and area hotels. Ponce Inlet is home to Florida's tallest lighthouse, a top-rated beach, and a number of water sports and boat tour operations.

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