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Volusia County

Volusia at a Glance

Coastal Cities

Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Ormond-by-the-Sea, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur-by-the-Sea

Popular Spot

Daytona and Daytona Beach

Sandy Beaches

36 miles

Public Accesses


Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail

21 sites

State Parks & Lands


Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park


Blue Spring State Park


Bulow Creek State Park


De Leon Springs State Park


Haw Creek Preserve State Park (Flagler)


Hontoon Island State Park


Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park


North Peninsula State Park


Tomoka State Park 2,000

Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserve (Flagler)


Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve


Federal Lands


Canaveral National Seashore (Volusia, Brevard County)


Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge


Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge


Bays & Inlets

Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Indian River North

Rivers & Paddling Trails

Halifax River, Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail segments (Space Coast and Tomoka Pellicer), Bulow Creek State Recreational Canoe Trail, Tomoka River State Recreational Canoe Trail, Spruce Creek State Recreational Canoe Trail, Gemini Sprinsg Paddling Trail, Tick Island Paddling Trail, Mosquito Lagoon Paddling Trail, Wilbur Rose Paddling Trail

Volusia County  is a destination that caters to all interests, with its diverse range of attractions and activities. From completely engulfing themselves in nature’s tranquility to exploring art, culture, and history, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this captivating corner of Florida.

Art and culture thrive in Volusia County, the region is home to numerous art galleries and cultural institutions. The Southeast Museum of Photography showcases a diverse range of artistic expressions and tourist can indulge their creative side. With its thought-provoking exhibitions and diverse collection of photographic works, the museum offers a unique perspective on visual arts. Additionally, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society presents an array of classical concerts throughout the year, showcasing renowned orchestras and talented, musicians.

A visit to the stunning aquatic preserves that offer a unique glimpse into the region’s rich estuarine ecosystem. One such treasure is Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve known for its pristine mangrove lined shores and diverse array of wildlife. Where visitors can embark on self-guided eco-tours or rent kayaks to explore the labyrinthine waterways, where they may encounter dolphins, manatees, and a variety of bird species. Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserve provides an ideal setting for boating, fishing, and birdwatching, with its charming landscape and aquatic life. These aquatic preserves in Volusia County offer an immersive and enchanting experience for those who love nature and who are seeking to connect with the region’s coastal wonders.

For ones that love to dive into nature, Volusia County is home to several stunning state parks. Visitors can take a visit to the Tomoka State Park and Deleon Springs State Park. Two must visit destinations, these immaculate wilderness showcases the area’s natural beauty, with its lush forests, meandering waterways and abundant wildlife. Visitors can hike or bike along the park’s scenic trails, go fishing or boating on the Tomoka river or simply immerse themselves in the serene surrounding. The natural wonders beckon tourists to its serene landscapes, offering a refreshing retreat and a chance to connect with the remarkable biodiversity.

Historians will be enthralled by Volusia County's rich past as well. A visit to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum gives insight into the area's nautical history. With magnificent views from the ancient lighthouse's summit. The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Science takes visitors on a trip through time with exhibits on natural history, visual arts, and even a planetarium. The rich history entices tourists to travel back in time. So, take the time to become absorbed in the rich history that penetrates every aspect of this magnificent place.

Pack your sense of adventure because Volusia County has hidden gems for everyone to discover. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this interesting region of Florida.

Last Modified:
September 20, 2023 - 3:15pm

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