Chasing Sunsets - The Sensational Sunsets of Daytona Beachu
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Daytona Beach, a destination that conjures images of the high octane Daytona 500 or long stretches of world famous beach.  While these are both great reasons to visit, these two highlights only scratch the surface of what the coastal city has to offer. 

Take a step back and bask in the natural beauty of Daytona Beach. Close your eyes and feel the warmth of a long Florida day fade into twilight. This is the image that will remain ingrained in your memory long after you've come and gone.  Thanks to the warm climate and expansive ocean horizon,  Daytona Beach is one of the most amazing places to experience a sunset.  

Just as one can't contain sunshine in a jar, the following pictures only capture the essence of a Daytona Beach sunset. For that, you will just have to experience it yourself. 

 

The Ferris Wheel on the Boardwalk

Ferris Wheel Daytona Beach Sunset
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Photographer Dylan H snapped this stunning sunset during his vacation to Daytona Beach in 2014.  The photo illustrates the geometric beauty of the Boardwalk Amusement Park, a subject not typically described in such terms. It literally paints the Giant Ferris Wheel and Sand Blaster Roller Coaster in a breathtaking light.

Photo Credit: Dylan H
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Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet
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This particular picture was taken at Ponce Inlet which is located south of Daytona Beach, at the peninsula's tip.  Ponce Inlet maintains tight regulations on land use, ensuring the area maintains that laid back, old town feeling. The area is also known for The Ponce de León Inlet Light, a world famous light house. It is one of the oldest and best maintained lighthouses in the United States.

Photo Credit: Romain Cherchi
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Cool Blue Sunset

Daytona Beach Blue Sunset
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This amazing photo captures the Ponce Inlet and Daytona Beach just as the sun sets.  The blue hue projected into the sky begs to be photographed.  

Photo Credit: Tom Hagerty
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Sunset from the International Speedway Boulevard Bridge

Sunset from the International Speedway Boulevard bridge.
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In this photo we get to experience the sun setting from Daytona Beach's world famous International Speedway Boulevard bridge.  Watch the sunset from the viewpoint of a Daytona 500 driver. It's a cool, dusky sky like this that wraps up a day and gently beacons in the night. 

Photo Credit: InsEyedout
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Ponce Inlet Jetty Sunrise

Ponce Inlet Jetty Sunset
Credit: Daytona Beach Area CVB

Staying up all night with a loved one and watching the sunrise can be one of the most romantic things you do together. Walk down the pier, spend hours talking and finally catch the sun peeking over the lip of the horizon at Ponce Inlet. The moments before the sun rises creates a sort of mysticism and those who are willing to wait it out are guaranteed to be rewarded. 

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Light

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light
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This photo features Ponce de Leon Inlet Light, one of the oldest, best maintained light houses in the United States.  The contrast captured in this image is ethereal, creating a sort of 'tide' between day and night.  Visit the museum, then relax outside as the sunsets creating a moment that will last a lifetime.

Photo Credit: Datyona Beach Area CVB

A Sunrise Beneath the Main Street Pier

A Sunset Beneath the Main Street Pier
Credit: Daytona Beach Area CVB

You've seen countless movies with scenes taking place under a pier.  The pier on Main Street in Daytona Beach is your opportunity to not only make some of your own quintessential pier moments, but also to watch one of the most spectacular sun rises of your life as the water lazily laps over your bare feet.  Absolutely spectacular!

Photo Credit: Daytona Beach Area CVB

Learn more About Daytona Beach

Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art evening rendering
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Are these sunsets getting you excited?  Want to learn more about visiting Daytona?

Read our feature on Daytona Beach out in our Florida Guide or visit the official Daytona Beach trip planner.

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