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Ormond Beach, Florida

Ormond Beach is located on Florida's Atlantic coast, just north of Daytona Beach. Ormond Beach lacks the slightly tawdry carnival atmosphere of Daytona and actually has a long stretch of beach without hotels and condos. The sand is too soft here to drive on, so there is no automobile traffic on most of the beach. The only beach parking I saw in Ormond beach is at the State Road 40 (Granada Blvd E. beach ramp). I prefer beaches without cars. Beaches are for people and their happy carefree children, turtles, and birds, but a lot of people do love to drive and park on the beach. There is not a lot of parking for the beaches of Ormond beach, so there are not a lot of people out on the beach.

Ormond Beach has sand that contains a high percentage of crushed and worn coquina shells, giving it an almost orange appearance. It really is beautiful and feels nice to walk on. The closer you get to the water, the more orange the sand appears.
Higher up on the beach the sand is much lighter colored. Notice the four sticks coming out of the sand slightly to the left of center in the photo. This is a marker for a sea turtle nest.
Looking north up the beach from near the Neptune Ave beach access. This is a stretch of beach without hotels, resorts, and condos, although you can see some in the distance. This is a nice residential district with some beautiful beach homes, nice sand dunes, and lots of birds. There is a lifeguard at this access.
Here is a view of a few of the beach houses, the dunes, and the beach vegetation.
Standing near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on Ormond Beach, the sand has a brilliant orange color.
Here is a close-up view of some coquina shells that have washed up on part of the beach. They are like little clams about 1 inch long.
Here is a closer view of the orange sand with a footprint.
This lifeguard was stationed near the Neptune Ave beach access ramp.


Copyright 2006 David McRee, | Ormond Beach photos and information