Soak Up the Florida Sunshine
Daytona Beach Shores is a friendly oceanfront community of 4,300 residents, is located on the barrier island directly south of Daytona Beach, Florida. Just 5.5 miles long, the city features the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Each day you’ll see hundreds of residents walking, biking, running, or lounging along the beach, boating and fishing along the river, and soaking up some great Florida sunshine.
A resort and retirement community built on tourism and the service industry, Daytona Beach Shores has no schools or manufacturing industry, but caters to visitors year-round with family activities and entertainment including a privately-owned Par 3 golf course and the City owned tennis and recreation club.
Daytona Beach Shores is a young city. In 1960, local business leaders who were convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents, organized the new city which was Incorporated in April 1960. In the 70’s and 80’s the City went through a massive building program and today, about 80 percent of the residents live in high-rise condominiums that stretch along the Atlantic Ocean.
All facilities are owned and operated by the City of Daytona Beach Shores. In addition to tennis, the Oceans Racquet Club also offers bocce ball and shuffleboard courts complete with equipment; all the recreation areas are lit and available for evening play. For the socially active, the Club hosts numerous social and competitive events throughout the year.
Residents here have the luxury of enjoying a coastal lifestyle while still being close to big-city amenities to the north in Daytona Beach or to the west just across the bridge in Port Orange.
Prefer to play 36 holes of golf, today, rather than nine? A fifteen-minute drive will get you to the Daytona Beach Golf Club for a friendly, tropical round of golf. Downtown Daytona Beach Riverfront shops are just a five-minute drive away where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, attractions and the Farmer’s Market all in a beautiful waterfront setting.
When the grandkids come to visit there’s plenty to do–bored is not an option. Daytona Lagoon, only ten minutes away, is packed with kid-fun activities. Daytona International Speedway hosts many motorsports events and races throughout the year including stock car, sports car, motorcycle and go-karting. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR.
Coastal living is a way of life in Daytona Beach Shores, so everything about the community revolves around that idea. You won’t find a lot of amenities in DBS, but a short 5-minute drive north to Daytona Beach or west to Port Orange will put you in the center of a ton of amenities that residents enjoy every day.