Located at the southern tip of the barrier island separating the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland, Lighthouse Point Park is a coastal sanctuary operated by Volusia County. This unique recreational area encompasses more than 52 acres of unspoiled coastline that has been left in its natural state for all to enjoy. Visitors will discover a land rich in natural beauty instead of the modern high-rise condominiums, resorts hotels, and privately owned homes commonly found on most stretches of the World’s Most Famous Beach.
Wildlife abounds throughout this unspoiled preserve. Commonly seen coastal critters include raccoons, possums, skunks, armadillos, shore birds, gopher tortoises, and birds of prey. Dolphins and manatees can often be seen swimming in the waters of the inlet and sea turtle sightings from the jetty are common.
Lighthouse Point Park offers a wealth of outdoor opportunities for young and old alike. Park guests can dig their toes into the white sands of beach; grill up some tasty hotdogs and hamburgers; host a family get-together or party at one of the site’s covered pavilions; play in the surf; wander the inlet’s extensive shoreline; explore a pristine coastal dune system from elevated boardwalks; and venture out onto the park’s 1,000-foot paved fishing jetty. Lighthouse Point Park is also one of the few pet friendly beaches in Volusia County. Dogs are welcome; must be leashed and picked up after at all times.
Swimming is allowed both on the beach and along the river although caution must be exercised at all times due to swift currents and undertows.
Lighthouse Point Park is open daily to public from sunrise to sunset. Daily entrance fees are $10 per vehicle. Those wishing to visit for more than a day can choose to purchase an annual Volusia County Beach Pass for only $20. Trailers are not permitted on weekends and holidays without prior authorization from the Coastal Division through a Special Event Permit. There is a $25 application fee and the form can be submitted via email to RecProCoastal@volusia.org. Please Note: The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is not affiliated with Lighthouse Point Park in any way; park passes may not be used for museum admission.
Directions from Lighthouse
Turn right on South Peninsula Drive as you leave the lighthouse parking lot. Travel two blocks north and turn right on Beach Street. Travel east on Beach Street to stop sign. Turn right onto South Atlantic Avenue and drive 0.3 miles to the park’s main entrance at 5000 South Atlantic Avenue.