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If you are planning your vacation to Daytona Beach, be sure to check out of the fun Daytona Beach activities. From go cart riding, mini-golf, real Florida boat tours, airboat rides and visiting Florida State Parks guarantee lasting memories. Experience Daytona International Speedway Tours, a family activity at Marineland Dolphin Adventure and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida at Ponce Inlet. Visit the Museum of Arts & Science’s Planetarium, Children’s Museum and the new home for Cici and Hyatt Brown’s collection of Florida paintings. Be sure to take the free tour at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, the list goes on and on…..
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
From the Mainland / Ridgewood Ave (U.S. 1): Take U.S. 1 to Port Orange. Turn east onto Dunlawton Avenue (left hand turn if southbound, right hand turn if northbound) and cross the Halifax River over the Dunlawton Bridge. Turn right (south) on South Atlantic Avenue (second traffic light after bridge). Drive south for approximately six miles to the stop sign at Beach Street in Ponce Inlet. Turn right (west) onto Beach Street. Turn left (south) onto South Peninsula Drive. Lighthouse is located two blocks south of intersection on left hand side of the road.
From Beach Side / South Atlantic Ave (A1A): Drive south on Atlantic Avenue to Dunlawton Avenue. Continue south another six miles to the stop sign at Beach Street in Ponce Inlet. Turn right (west) onto Beach Street. Turn left (south) at stop sign onto South Peninsula Drive. Travel two blocks south and turn left into Lighthouse parking lot.
Hours: Fall, Winter & Spring Hours: Day After Labor Day through Day Before Memorial Day: Open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Last Admission Sold at 5:00 p.m.) Summer Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (Last Admission Sold at 8:00 p.m.)*Please check the Lighthouse and Museum’s Special Hours of Operation online at www.PonceInlet.org for Extended Hours of Operation and Tour Closures on specific dates throughout the year.
Address: 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet FL 32127 home
This 175-foot lighthouse, the tallest in Florida, was completed in 1887. A National Historic Landmark, it is one of the best-preserved and most complete light stations in the nation. Climb 203 steps to the top or visit the restored keepers’ dwellings and other buildings, which now house many artifacts and exhibits on maritime and lighthouse history.
Learn lighthouse, maritime, and local history and shop their unique gift shop! The lighthouse is located in Ponce Inlet, just minutes from Daytona Beach and is a must do if you are in Central Florida.