1. Daytona Beach
While visiting Daytona Beach, it’s an absolute must to see the actual beach. There are 23 miles of white, sandy shores to enjoy, open 24 hours a day and accessible to pedestrians. For those wanting to drive, you can even park on the beach in certain areas from sunrise to sunset each day – but it’s dependent on the tidal conditions. Along the beach, you can look for shells, enjoy the surf and bask in the warm Florida sun. From May through October, you might even be lucky enough to see a sea turtle nest hatch and watch baby turtles make their way to the ocean. However, always be sure to keep your distance, especially if you’re unsupervised; accidental damage and interference from tourists and visitors constantly threaten the wildlife here.