Ormond Beach Journals

Ormond Beach - A great central location in Florida

A February 1998 trip to Ormond Beach by karenkayp

Georgian Inn Beach Club Photo, Ormond Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: Ormond Beach is an area that is conveniently located north of Daytona Beach. It also is a short drive to Saint Augustine which is a unique, historic and beautiful place to visit. Plus it is only a few hours to many of the attractions of central Florida.

Ormond Beach - A great central location in Florida


We enjoy flea markets, so we spent a day at the large flea market nearby. We also spent a day at Saint Augustine. We visited the fort and spent some time driving around, but would have liked to spend more time at the beach/park area. We also visited the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse just north of Daytona Beach and had lunch at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Ponce Inlet, which is one of the oldest restaurants on the East Coast of Florida. The resort we stayed at was the Georgian Inn Beach Club. This is not a place I would recommend unless you are really desperate to stay on the beach and nothing else is available. See my timeshare review for more. Quick Tips: If you don't want ...Read More
Georgian Inn Beach Club Photo, Ormond Beach, Florida
Best Things Nearby:The beach, Daytona Beach, Saint Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.Best Things About the Resort:On the beach.Resort Experience:This is not one of the best units we have ever been at. It was very small and the furnishings were very old and in need of repair. They were starting to upgrade and update some of the units while we were there so maybe that has changed by now. We felt very unsafe in the unit as the door didn't close completely and it looked like the door had been broken into with force. You could hear voices from the unit next door and lots of noise from the street. The front desk people were very friendly and t...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 3, 2003

Georgian Inn Beach Club
759 South Atlantic Avenue
Ormond Beach, Florida 32176
(386) 677-6043

The building is across the street from the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and is one of the oldest restaurants on the east coast of Florida. The oak trees surround the parking area and restaurant and actually are part of the outdoor dining area. The outdoor dining area is on the waterfront with a nice dock to enjoy the view of the intracoastal waters. Although we weren't there in the evening, I understand it is a great place to view the sunset.There is a real boat that has become part of the dining area, so you can even eat at a table on the boat. The many "funny" signs add to the the atmosphere of the "oldest restaurant" decor.The Grilled Grouper is fantastic and fresh with a great taste. Their on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2003

Lighthouse Restaurant at Ponce Inlet
4931 South Peninsula Drive
Ormond Beach, Florida

Saint Augustine


The bridge into Saint Augustine Photo, Ormond Beach, Florida
We spent a rainy day at Saint Augustine and enjoyed it, except for the rain. There is much to see and do, both historically and educationally. We spent quite a bit of time at the fort and learned a lot about the history of Saint Augustine. We also visited a few of the other historical sites like the oldest school house, the oldest home, and the Fountain of Youth.We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local restaurant right on the water. They had tables at the windows that had feed doors that you could throw out food to feed the fish. We also enjoyed walking the streets and stopping at all the unique shops along the way. This a very interesting area for anyone who is interested in the history of our na...Read More
Lighthouse Restuarant at Ponce Inlet Photo, Ormond Beach, Florida
Anyone who loves to visit lighthouses will want to see the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. This lighthouse was first built on this site, south of Daytona, in 1835. The tower, grounds, and museum are open daily. The museum gives lot of the history of the lighthouse and the a new display building was opened on the Ponce grounds, featuring the 19 ft tall first-order lens originally installed in the Cape Canaveral lighthouse. The grounds are very beautiful and one could spend a lot of time just enjoying the scenery.
For those who love flea markets the one at Daytona is very large, well maintained, and clean. Daytona Flea Market is located at the Junction Of I-95 And US Highway 92 (Exit 87). The hours are Friday - Sunday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, rain or shine. This place definitely has something for everyone!