A July 2003 trip
to Ormond Beach by Tenia
Quote: Ormond Beach is just north of Daytona Beach and, in fact, it is difficult to tell where one community starts and the other ends.
Even allowing for the traffic, parking for vehicles, and sale trucks, you still have another 30 or so foot wide beach with lifeguards every so far to hold the hands of little ones (or scared big ones).
This is a family beach (no topless), though lots of amazing bathing suits especially come mid-afternoon.
The hotels are all lined up in a row along the beach. All have a 15-foot wall up from the beach (like a retaining wall) and the pools are set above the beach. From the front of Casa del Mar looking south the beach and the line of hotels went as far as you could see.
There is a scattering of trucks selling everything from T-shirts, sunscreen, and hats to cold drinks, fries, hot dogs, and ice cream.
Most of the restaurants and shops are on the other side of the hotel row with just about every type of food imaginable. I saw Greek, Italian, seafood, Chinese, and a steak house in one row. Surprisingly, there was not a lot of fast food nearer the beach.
A car is recommended if interested in getting off the beach area.
Rothesay, New Brunswick