Volusia County: How to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at Volusia County’s beaches

Volusia County issues tips and reminders for those heading to the beach this weekend.

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  • | 5:00 a.m. May 25, 2024
Volusia County beaches. File photo
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As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Volusia County residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the festivities safely and respectfully. With temperatures expected to reach the upper 80s and lower 90s, staying hydrated and applying sunscreen every two hours are essential. For maximum safety, swimming in the ocean should only occur in front of staffed lifeguard towers. 

Beach drivers must adhere to posted traffic rules, including the 10-mph speed limit, and drive with the front window down and the headlights on. They must park on the ocean side of the wooden conservation zone poles. Traffic citations can be issued on the beach. 

There will be mid-morning high tides. Off-beach parking locations and alternate beach access points may be found in the Volusia Beaches app or on Beach Safety’s website. Fireworks, alcohol, and glass containers are strictly prohibited on the beach. Grills are allowed, but used charcoal must be taken off the beach and not buried or dumped in the ocean.

To manage the expected increase in beachgoers, coastal construction vehicles will be prohibited from using county beach access ramps this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Construction projects not requiring access from the beach may continue. Regular coastal construction activities will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

With sea turtle nesting season in full swing, visitors should avoid disturbing sea turtles and marked nests. Daytime observation and photography are allowed around marked nests, but entering these areas is a crime. Sea Turtle Lighting regulations require coastal property owners and visitors to minimize visible lights on the beach because the lights can confuse and deter sea turtles from nesting. Nighttime beachgoers should limit the use of flashlights and cell phones to help protect the turtles, especially if they see one nesting at night.  

For the latest information on staffed lifeguard stations, open beach access points, weather and ocean conditions, and other safety tips, download the Volusia Beach app or visit


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