Two Chi-Town Gals on Daytona Beach, Florida
Posted by Jody on September 17, 2012
Today’s Featured Writers are Mary Hilgart and Linda Kolman
I had a wonderful opportunity last week when an old friend of mine asked me to join her in Daytona Beach. We stayed in a condo in Daytona Beach Shores, which is very residential. There are many high-rise rentals and a few hotels. This area is a bit south of the touristy area of Daytona Beach proper.
From one side we could see the Atlantic Ocean, and the other side was the Halifax River.
There is also a turtle refuge nearby and a jetty on the beach which attracts many surfers just waiting for the right wave.
Oh, looks like they found one!
Another popular attraction to this area is Crabby Joe’s Deck & Grill. This is a very large pier that stretches over the ocean. On the opposite side of this structure is a bar, restaurant, and a gift shop.
There are many places to eat along the shore or on the river. North Turn had a great outdoor deck with a beautiful view. We got caught in a little rain, but there is also a large covered open air space that is just as nice.
The thing that makes Daytona Beach different from any other is that you are allowed to drive your car on the beach!
This area is a very beautiful and peaceful one. The sand on this beach is fine and packs easily, without too many shells. So, it makes it easy to walk, run, or even ride a bike!
The best thing of all is that you can catch the most beautiful sunrises on the beach. I’m sure the birds agree, as they have all come out to be spectators!
Childhood friends: Authors Mary and Linda (& Jody)