Welcome to Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach is located on Florida's North Central Coast at the north end of the Daytona Beach area. Ormond Beach is famous for being the location where early automotive pioneers such as Henry Ford tested their automotive innovations on Ormond Beach's hard-packed sand beach.
Ormond Beach still celebrates it's designation as the "Birthplace of Speed" with annual events that reenact the early days of racing on the beach. Vacationers to the area can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on Ormond Beach, canoeing, fishing and viewing a vast array of wildlife at the Tomoka State Park. Ormond Beach also is home to several beachfront and riverfront parks. Looking for a quiet section of the beach? You can find it in the Ormond Beach area as beach driving is not allowed at the northern end of Ormond Beach.
Ormond Beach and the surrounding area have a rich history. Ormond Beach was once in the domain of the Timucuan Indians. Their local village was named Nocoroco and believed to have been located at the site of Tomoka State Park. Ormond Beach is named after James Ormond I, an Anglo-Irish-Scotch sea captain commissioned by Spain to bring Franciscan settlers to the east coast of Florida. Ormond Beach experienced a expansion in tourism after the Civil War when the east coast of Florida became popular for the wealthy seeking to escape northern winters.
Ormond Beach can be reached by air through commercial airlines at Daytona Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport, or Jacksonville International Airport. Ormond Beach can be easily reached by car. Both I-95 and U.S. Highway 1 pass through Ormond Beach. A1A is a scenic North/South route along the beach.
Ormond Beach is home to a variety of accommodations including upscale resorts, moderate priced vacation rentals and hotels and motels for the budget minded. The Ormond Beach Vacation and Visitors Guide has a complete list of the area's most popular places to stay with links to the best travel deals on the internet. Find out what others are saying about where to stay in Ormond Beach on the Ormond Beach Hotel Reviews Page.
A vacation does not live by sand and sun alone. Ormond Beach has a large selection of restaurants and drinking establishments to satisfy any taste and fit any budget. Check out the Ormond Beach Restaurant and Bar Page for a list of the area's best known places to eat and drink with ratings from the folks at Go ogle. Find out what others are saying about Ormond Beach Restaurants and Bar on our Ormond Beach Restaurants Reviews Page.
General information, Beach Trolley Schedule and links can be found on the Information Page and some of the best deals on the internet can be found on the Reservations Page. If you are going to visit other Florida Beach's check out the Florida Beach Vacation Guides Page for links to sites that have information about Florida's most popular beach's.
Feel free to browse through our travel sites and remember, "Don't Forget The Sunscreen!".
Ormond Beach Events
Florida's Largest Bike Night
Every 1st Saturday of the month : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
1637 North U.S. Highway 1 , Ormond Beach , FL , 32174
The first Saturday of every month, Destination Daytona hosts Florida's Largest Bike Night at the Daytona Harley-Davidson. Hop on your hog, hang out and enjoy live music, beer, barbecue and ice cream specials. All bikes are welcome and every month has a different theme.
The Ormond Beach Farmers Market open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Rockefeller Gardens, Ormond Beach. Free parking is available at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, or north of Granada Boulevard.
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