Barren Beach- Explore #132
Looking south from Daytona Beach Shores to Ponce Inlet, two of the towns just south of Daytona Beach proper, the beach is almost deserted. It was a windy day, and whipping sand usually keeps the fainthearted off the dunes!
To the left, our world famous beach, known for being so tightly packed that you can drive on it. Indeed, this was where the first races were held in Daytona- just south of this point, within view of this condo!
To the right is Atlantic Avenue, or A-1-A, which runs all down the east coast of Florida. A-1-A breaks at Ponce Inlet, and has yet to be connected by a bridge across the inlet to New Smyrna Beach, although I'm sure many people would've welcomed that. It extends about 7 miles south from the Dunlawton Bridge, and you must come back those 7 miles and cross to the mainland to get back to it in New Smyrna Beach.
It has always been interesting to me that they called all of the peninsular highways on the east coast of FL A-1-A, when it breaks in several places, though I think you'll find that street names in this state can be confusing. Streets often change names sometimes three times depending upon what part of town you're in, and then you have highways that aren't connected bearing the same name! Curioser and curioser!
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Explore #442, Feb. 17, 2009