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Aerial Beach View
The beach became well known because it was used as a proving ground for developing the automobile engine. The world's eyes were on Daytona Beach each time an automobile raced along the beach in the late 30s, attempting new land speed records.
The gentle slope and tides have packed the hard, white sands nearest the ocean, enabling automobile access. Of the 23 miles of beach, 16 miles allow driving and parking during the day and when the tide permits.