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Sun Splash Park - Daytona Beach

 Sunsplash Park, Daytona Beach, Florida

 

GPS Coordinates: 29.218122, -81.003229

Location: 611 S. Atlantic Ave. at Revilo Blvd.

Directions: Follow S. Atlantic south from International Speedway Blvd for several blocks to Revilo Blvd.

Cost: Free entrance and free parking.

Hours: 6am to 11pm, or as posted.

Quick and easy to get to, Sun Splash Park tends to fill up quickly on nice beach weekends and holidays. The parking area is on a higher level than the beach, which is separated from the parking area and restrooms by a high sea wall with concrete steps and a ramp leading down to the beach.

Sunsplash Park, Daytona Beach, FL

This park stands out with its design flair featuring decorative architectural structures and splash fountain for the kids. But it’s still just another beach park with a sea wall and no dunes or vegetation. Steps and a ramp lead down to the sand. Covered picnic tables and grills and clean modern restrooms are welcome amenities, rounded out by parking in a free, generously sized paved lot. And, it’s close enough to beach shops and restaurants to be convenient.

If the pier scene is just a bit too intense for you, but you don’t want to drive all the way down to Lighthouse Park on Ponce Inlet to get away from it all, Sun Splash Park is a good compromise.

There is no food concession but there are drink vending machines. Tide and weather permitting there are food vendors on the beach as well as beach equipment vendors renting chairs, umbrellas, surfboards and boogie boards.

Lifeguards

There are lifeguards during posted hours.

Rules

  • Alcohol is not allowed in the park or on the beach.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach.

ADA Access

Everything is designed to be accessible to wheelchairs. There does not seem to be a beach wheelchair available at this park.

Amenities

Restrooms, covered picnic tables with grills, covered playground equipment for children, splash fountains for kids, drink vending machines, free parking.

Sun Splash Park, Daytona Beach

Sun Splash Park beach

Splash fountain at Sunsplash Park, Daytona Beach, FL

Swimming at Sunspash Park, Daytona Beach

Clean restroom facilities at Sunsplash Park, Daytona Beach

Paved beach fascade at Sunsplash Park, Daytona Beach