Ormond Beach Information
Ormond Beach proudly announces its
heritage as the “Birthplace of Speed” as visitors arrive on Oceanshore Boulevard (A1A). Some of its beaches were the
original race tracks due to the hard packed sand perfect for racing.
Famous tycoon, John D. Rockefeller was impressed by the scenery and mild climate of Ormond Beach. His architect had searched for the perfect place for his winter home in Florida. Tours of the Rockefeller home are one of the area’s highlights. The parks adjacent to the home host many fun and cultural events throughout the year. There is also a local farmer’s market during the week.
Daytona Beach, and its world famous wide, sandy beaches and speedway are only 10 minutes away south. Ormond by the Sea, to the north is conveniently close to everything Daytona Beach has to offer yet gives visitors the luxury of semi-private beaches and quiet relaxation. Orlando is only 60 miles away with all the world renowned attractions of Disney world, Sea World, MGM, Universal Studios, and unlimited entertainment, restaurants and shopping. Ormond Beach is 50 miles south of historic St. Augustine, 60 miles east of Orlando and 60 miles from the Kennedy Space Center.
St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is a charming destination of history, art, restaurants and shopping. Quaint cobblestone streets and well preserved historical buildings take you far back in time. Nearby Outlet Malls offer the best of what’s now.
Tomoka State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the variety of wildlife, birds and plants this region offers. This is where you can walk for miles on secluded beaches or be more adventurous and go surfing or kite surfing. Ormond Beach has many excellent golf courses. If fishing is what you yearn to do, then try your hand at the deep sea fishing, pier fishing or shore fishing. Water skiing, scuba diving, wind sailing, jet skiing, para sailing and go carts entertain young and old.