Situated just north of Daytona Beach is the growing and thriving community of Ormond Beach. Here’s where you can enjoy family-friendly fun with the many natural attractions and interesting venues that the city has to offer.
In fact, this area is a nature lover’s dream. It’s bordered on the west by the Tomoka River, the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and in between you’ll find a variety of sports and recreation options. There are also many artistic and cultural celebrations held every year. Read on to learn more about what makes Ormond Beach so special, and why it’s been a favorite destination for decades.
At one point in time, the Ormond Beach area was home to the Timucuan tribe. Today, you can view tribute relics and learn more information about the early days of the region at Tomoka State Park, along the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail.
In 1643, Quakers seeking New England were blown ashore in Ormond Beach. Rather than move on, they decided to stay and build a community. It became Ormond in 1880 — named after famed sea captain James Ormond I. The name Ormond Beach was installed in 1949.
Years later in 1902, the beach became the site of vehicle races that would eventually become NASCAR. That solidified national recognition for this dynamic locale.
Along with the world-famous coastline, Ormond Beach is known for many interesting and creative attractions you won’t find anywhere else. That includes the Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park, Bulow Creek State Park (home of the Fairchild Oak), Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, The Casements, Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, and more.
You could also step back in time and connect with nature on the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail. Featuring easy access to Tomoka State Park and other natural attractions, this is a must-see for many visitors to the area.
Along the same roadway is the inviting golf community of Halifax Plantation. Here’s where you can get the best of all worlds: living among nature while still being close to major interstates and needed amenities.
In addition, Ormond Beach is known for unique shops and dining. In terms of shopping, you can visit all of the name brands you’re used to, and also support small businesses such as boutiques, antique shops, specialty stores, and similar.
Foodies love Ormond Beach for the wealth of options available. That includes ethnic and casual selections to suit every palette. You could even grab a meal to-go, and enjoy a sunset picnic while overlooking the pristine waters of the ocean or Halifax River.
While other cities in the area have experienced major changes through the years, Ormond Beach has consistently been known as a family-friendly community, even while keeping up with the times and modern conveniences. For instance, Andy Romano Beachfront Park is the ideal spot to spend a whole day the beach. Every family member will have a safe and comfortable time enjoying easy access to the water, and also on-site showers, accessible restrooms, picnic area with a grill and covered tables, and more.
It’s just another way Ormond Beach has been a favorite destination of visitors and residents for decades. In fact, notable people who called Ormond Beach home include John D. Rockefeller, Jacob deGrom, David Allan Coe, Shirley Chisholm, and others.
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