Volusia County Welcomes Jeep Beach
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
While Volusia County continues to welcome summer visitors to the area, the invitation has been extended to include Jeep Beach attendees, who will begin arriving this weekend.
According to a release, the annual Jeep Beach festivities are anticipated to attract up to 20,000 jeeps and 200,000 attendees throughout the seven-day event. While the Daytona International Speedway is the official host location, events will take place throughout Volusia County, including County beaches.
With the increased demand for vehicular beach access, six additional beach ramps will open this weekend—Seminole Avenue, Rockefeller Drive, River Beach Drive, Boylston Avenue, Seaview Avenue and Zelda Boulevard—and remain open through April 25.
To reduce backups at the ramps due to pass sales, Jeep Beach attendees will have the opportunity to purchase an annual beach pass during event check-in at the Daytona International Speedway.
Jeep Beach events provide an opportunity for thousands of visitors to experience Volusia County, but also give back to the community, by raising funds that are distributed to charities through central Florida.
Additionally, the April 25 Jeep Beach Sweep is the largest annual, non-county organized beach cleanup.
With increased visitors over the summer months, beachgoers are advised to swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower, observe the 10-miles per hour speed limit when driving on the beach and refrain from gathering in large groups.
Alcohol, pets, and glass containers are not allowed on the beach.
Dangerous rip current conditions are expected this weekend, as well as a possibility of thunderstorms.
While the county employs teams to collect and dispose of trash on the beach and coastal parks, individuals can do their part by ensuring they dispose of waste properly at one of the many trash or recycle cans placed at regular intervals along the beach. This includes all county-maintained public access points.
With early afternoon high tides this weekend and the potential for increased vehicle traffic, beachgoers are encouraged to arrive at the beach early or use one of the county’s many off-beach parking lots.
To view the in-season beach ramp map, visit Volusia.org/beachdriving.
Follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter for general information and updates.
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