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Jeep Beach Week 2019 Events – ALL are Open to the Public!

GATE 70 AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IS YOUR JEEP BEACH INFORMATION  Find the complete and official schedule for Jeep Beach 2019 in Daytona Beach here! MON, APRIL 22 – TAILGATE PARTY & SOUND COMPETITION:  Kick Off Jeep Beach Week at the largest Jeep Tailgate Party ever powered by Petty’s Garage & Petty Family Foundation! Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach – $10 per … Continue reading Jeep Beach Week 2019 Events – ALL are Open to the Public!

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Lost Lagoon Wings and Grill

Beach-themed American bar & grill featuring a menu of wings, burgers & seafood, plus TVs & a patio. 2004 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 366-3360 Hours: Mon – Thu: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri – Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday Brunch: Brunch Buffet – $12.99 Lost Lagoon’s brunch buffet is served from … Continue reading Lost Lagoon Wings and Grill

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It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. Protecting Florida’s Beaches I’m an opinion writer. I examine facts and evidence, and then arrive at my conclusions (which are mostly negative), and then I share those screeds here for you to peruse, digest and, hopefully, form your own independent … Continue reading It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

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Developing Volusia’s Off Beach Parking

Volusia County to Open Several Off Beach Parking Lots Opportunities to park, explore and enjoy Volusia’s beaches are being developed along the county’s coastline. Plans for new off beach parking lots are giving residents and visitors the option to drive on the beach or park and walk. The new parking lots include accessible beach walkovers and offer other amenities like picnic areas, shade, outdoor showers, … Continue reading Developing Volusia’s Off Beach Parking

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Manatee Watch Training

Volunteers Needed for Manatee Protection Volusia County is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to participate in Manatee Watch, a program that identifies the presence of manatees in local waterways. Residents who live on the water, spend a lot of time near the water, or are avid boaters are encouraged to become manatee watchers. Responsibilities of Volunteers Manatee Watch coordinators will host two training sessions: 10:30 a.m. … Continue reading Manatee Watch Training

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2019 Annual Beach and Park Pass Sales

Volusia County beach and county inlet park annual pass holders are able to renew their passes for the 2019 season at any operating toll both or online.  Annual passes may be purchased with cash or a debit/credit card; checks are not accepted. Proof of residency is required for Volusia County residents in the form of a driver’s license or state ID and a vehicle registration … Continue reading 2019 Annual Beach and Park Pass Sales

Volusia Builds First Reef Trail in Northeast Florida

Volusia County Introduces New Activity to Explore the Coastal Environment The coastal communities of Volusia County encourage residents and visitors to get outside and explore. The county has a fast-growing network of multi-user trails for walk/jog, hiking and biking. Volusia’s latest trail addition is on the ocean floor. The reef trail, a 170-foot long line of large clean concrete structures, sits on the bottom of … Continue reading Volusia Builds First Reef Trail in Northeast Florida

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December Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat Our backwater fishing expert’s guide to December – everything you need to get on the water! As November comes to a close and the winter season really starts cooling off, the bite still remains as hot as ever. With the snowbirds fishing from the shoreline and more kayakers in the lagoon, our fishing couldn’t be better. The … Continue reading December Fishing Guide

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November Fishing Guide

Our backwater fishing expert gives you everything you need to get out on the water! As the warm weather starts to fade away the fishing will remain very hot. Finally, at the end of October, we had our first cool weather. Look for the large trout to start showing up again in the shallows and backwater locations. The redfish have been everywhere as of late, … Continue reading November Fishing Guide