it’s time to look for options to cool off and escape the heat.
Beaches Near DeLand
If you’re a purist and prefer vehicle-free beaches, the Andy Romano Beachfront Park is a great options for families. Further north in Volusia County (839 S Atlantic Ave) there is plenty of parking at the park which is adjacent to the beach. The four-acre park features beach access, a splash pad, playground, pavilions, concessions and restrooms. For more information about the Andy Romano Beachfront Park, visit the city of Ormond Beach’s website.
Springs Near DeLand
Another spring option is Blue Spring State Park near the south end of Volusia County. Also open from 8:00 until sunset all year, the same $6 per vehicle fee applies at Blue Spring State Park. The park is located at 2100 W French Avenue in Orange City. During the winter months, the park is known for its manatee visitors which are seeking the warm water refuge of the park. Swimming is only allowed in summer months as to not disturb these gentle creatures. For more information about Blue Spring State Park, visit the official park website.
Lakes and Rivers Near DeLand
However, if you feel the need for speed, then taking your motorized watercraft down the St. John’s River is your best option. Not only are there beautiful sights down the river, but you can tube behind the boat, if you’re looking for more adventurous water activities.