My family and I had a wonderful vacation at Daytona Beach Shores in Florida last summer and while we were there we visited Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Daytona Florida. We love to travel to different beaches for a week of relaxation and I always research to look up historical places we can visit and see.
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. This national historic landmark is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and is the second tallest in the country. The tallest in the country is Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which we hope to visit soon!
Even if you do not like heights or want to climb the 203 steps to the top, there is so much to see on the ground. There is also a wonderful gift shop and a restaurant close by. The lighthouse even offers special evenings where you can go up at night and when special moon sightings will be. You will have to check the website and be sure to get a ticket before they sell out. If you are going to be in the Daytona area, be sure to visit Ponce de Leon Lighthouse.
The Daytona Shores Beach was very different from the public Daytona Beach located a few miles up the road. But in a good way for our family, it was very quiet and not crowded at all. The boys thought that was awesome because every afternoon an ice cream truck came by. The water was so crystal blue that you could see your feet. I had always thought that you could only get this kind of water on the gulf side. The boys were in heaven because there were a lot of waves so they could enjoy their wave boards and skim boards.
We loved Daytona Shores Beach Florida and we will go back! The family has already said they want to go again next year. I highly recommend it for any type of trip - girls weekend, romantic getaway or family trip.
Disclosure: Please be assured that this whole post review is my opinion and I did NOT get compensated in any form. My family paid for the vacation, dining and entertainment from our on expenses. So everything is my honest review of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Daytona Florida.
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